` Trail snow conditions North Shore: Minnesota DNR

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

Comment details: (updated March 18, 2021)

The trail was last groomed Saturday 3/13 from Alger to Gunflint and was the last time grooming for the year. Use caution when riding. Expect dirt patches and spring riding conditions.

Skiing Snowmobiling
Conditions: Conditions: Poor
Trail groomed? Trail groomed? Partially
Trail base: Trail base: 0-3
Groomed mileage: none Groomed mileage: 146
Information shown in blue was updated on March 18, 2021. Local snow depth is 6-17 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 18-Mar-21 3 0-2 Poor Not Groomed
FRRV - French River 13 18-Mar-21 3 0-2 Poor Not Groomed
FXFM - Fox Farm Road 22 18-Mar-21 6 0-2 Poor Not Groomed
WSTO - Westover 28 18-Mar-21 9 0-2 Poor Not Groomed
ALGR - Alger Park Lot 37 18-Mar-21 17 1-2 Poor Groomed
LOND - London Crossing 45 18-Mar-21 11 1-2 Poor Groomed
TRKS - NS RR Tracks 53 18-Mar-21 12 1-2 Poor Groomed
FH12 - Forest Highway #11 58 18-Mar-21 6 1-2 Poor Groomed
HFFG - Heffelfinger Road 71 18-Mar-21 13 1-2 Poor Groomed
SONJ - Sonju Lake Road 82 18-Mar-21 13 1-2 Poor Groomed
LCR8 - Lake County #8 91 18-Mar-21 13 1-3 Poor Groomed
TEMP - Temperance Road 101 18-Mar-21 14 1-3 Poor Groomed
SAWB - Sawbill Trail 108 18-Mar-21 12 1-3 Poor Groomed
BARK - Barker Lake 127 18-Mar-21 11 1-3 Poor Groomed
MTOE - Mistletoe Road 125 18-Mar-21 14 1-3 Poor Groomed
PIKE - Pike Lake Road 130 18-Mar-21 11 1-3 Poor Groomed
GUNF - Gunflint Trail Junct. 140 18-Mar-21 14 1-3 Poor 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: info.dnr@state.mn.us

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

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