Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Trail conditions:

This trail has not been fully cleared of deadfall/blowdown from the rain, ice and heavy snow in the last month. Due to this, the trail remains narrow in spots. We anticipate having the first groom on these trails before the coming weekend. Please use caution on the trails and stay to the right. Trails are rough right now, especially in the swamps. There is also active logging happening on a number of spots throughout the Grant-in-Aid and State Trail system. Please slow down and give trucks and logging equipment space. No Motorized Vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on State Trails or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 1-6"
Trail mileage: 6

The trail(s):
The park has six miles of snowmobile trail that connects from the Taconite State Trail to the Lake Vermilion ice trail. The ride takes you through old growth pines and young aspen forests with large wetland complexes to view along the way.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Last updated on January 10, 2022. Local snow depth is 6-20".

Getting there

1379 Stuntz Bay Rd
Soudan, MN 55782

Take U.S. Highway 169 towards Ely and follow the signs. Soudan is located 2 miles east of Tower, MN (these directions will take you to the park).

Snowmobilers: winter parking is not available - there's no space for trailers. Park at the nearest available trailhead and ride into the park.


Phone: 218-300-7000
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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