Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Trail conditions:

We are finished grooming for the season. The warm weather this week, along with the rain, has depleted our trail base to the point where grooming is no longer possible or beneficial. Use extra caution as pockets of open water may start developing in the swamps.Watch for exposed rocks and ground throughout the trail, especially on the hills and where the trail goes over the Mesabi bike trail.No Motorized Vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on these trails. As always, use caution and stay to the right as you ride on the trails.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 0-6"
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 March 18, 2022. Local snow depth is 4-20".

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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