Trail snow conditions for: C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

Comment details: (updated November 24, 2021)

The trail is currently closed and waiting for snow.


Conditions: Conditions: Closed
Trail groomed? Trail groomed? No
Trail base: Trail base: 0
Groomed mileage: noneGroomed mileage: 146
Information shown in blue was updated on November 24, 2021. Local snow depth is 0 inches.

The trail:
The trail winds its way through remote, wooded areas behind the bluffs that overlook Lake Superior. From there you can see some of Minnesota's most rugged and beautiful scenery.


  • Finland to Grand Marais section: Rentals available at Gunflint Pines Resort, Hungry Jack Lodge, and Steve's Sports & Auto.
  • Duluth to Finland section: Snowmobile rentals available at Beaver Bay Sports
DULU - Jean Duluth Road618-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
FRRV - French River1318-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
FXFM - Fox Farm Road2218-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
WSTO - Westover2818-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
ALGR - Alger Park Lot3718-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
LOND - London Crossing4518-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
TRKS - NS RR Tracks5318-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
FH12 - Forest Highway #115818-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
HFFG - Heffelfinger Road7118-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
SONJ - Sonju Lake Road8218-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
LCR8 - Lake County #89118-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
TEMP - Temperance Road10118-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
SAWB - Sawbill Trail10818-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
BARK - Barker Lake12718-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
MTOE - Mistletoe Road12518-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
PIKE - Pike Lake Road13018-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed
GUNF - Gunflint Trail Junct.14018-Mar-2100PoorNot Groomed

Getting there

Duluth: From I35, take the 21st Ave. east exit to Woodland Ave. Turn right on Woodland Ave, follow to the Martin Rd., turn right. Parking is half mile down on the right.
Normanna Road: From Duluth take Cty. 37 north to Cty. 44, turn right, proceed for 1.2 miles, right on Cty. 38, lot is 1 mile east on left.
Two Harbors: From Hwy. 61 go north on Cty. 2 for 7 miles, right on Twp. 25, lot on right.
Beaver Bay: From Hwy. 61 go north on Cty. 4 which turns into Forest Highway 11, 9.5 miles on right.
Finland: From Highway 61, take Highway 1 to Finland, turn right on County Road 7, trail is one and one half miles on the right.
Lutsen: From Hwy. 61 take Cty. 4 north for six miles, lot on right.


Phone: (218) 834-1430


Email: [email protected]


Contact hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More Info


trail map (pdf)

       Ski pass (required on most public ski trails for those 16 or older)


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