` Trail snow conditions North Shore: Minnesota DNR

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

Comment details: (updated April 25, 2019)

The trail was last groomed for this season on Friday, March 22nd. The trail is in poor condition, bare areas are occurring on corners, hills & south facing exposures along with icy areas along the trail. The gates on the south end of the trail have been closed.

Skiing Snowmobiling
Conditions: Conditions: Poor
Trail groomed? Trail groomed? no
Trail base: Trail base: 0-5 inches
Groomed mileage: none Groomed mileage: 146
Information shown in blue was updated on April 25, 2019. Local snow depth is 0-16 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
Location Mile Date Depth Base Condition Groomed?
DULU - Jean Duluth Road 6 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
FRRV - French River 13 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
FXFM - Fox Farm Road 22 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
WSTO - Westover 28 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
ALGR - Alger Park Lot 37 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
LOND - London Crossing 45 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
TRKS - NS RR Tracks 53 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
FH11 - Forest Highway #11 58 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
HFFG - Heffelfinger Road 71 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
SONJ - Sonju Lake Road 82 25-Apr-19 0 0 Poor No
LCR8 - Lake County #8 91 25-Apr-19 11 3 Poor No
TEMP - Temperance Road 101 25-Apr-19 16 4 Poor No
SAWB - Sawbill Trail 108 25-Apr-19 12 4 Poor No
BARK - Barker Lake 117 25-Apr-19 12 4 Poor No
MTOE - Mistletoe Road 125 25-Apr-19 9 3 Poor No
PIKE - Pike Lake Road 130 25-Apr-19 10 3 Poor No
GUNF - Gunflint Trail Junct. 140 25-Apr-19 10 3 Poor No

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: info.dnr@state.mn.us

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

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