Trail Report: Ely
Reported By:Ely Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report:03/05/2015
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 14-18 inches
Area Report: Use CAUTION on the Taconite Trail: Be aware of heavy equipment being operated near where the Eagles Nest Three Public Water Access road meets County Road 128. The St. Louis County portion of the Taconite Trail from Side Lake to Ely is groomed and in good condition. The West End of the trail from Side Lake to Hwy 73 is also groomed and in good condition. Please use caution while riding the trails and watch for exposed rocks and brush. Local snow depth is 14-18 inches. Trail base is 2-5 inches.
The Arrowhead Trail is groomed and in very good to excellent condition. Throughout the trail, please use caution and watch for exposed rocks, icy corners, brush and current logging activity. Local snow depth is 18-24 inches with a trail base of 2-5 inches.
The Putnam-Fishing Lakes Trail is groomed and in good condition. Please use caution and watch for exposed rocks and brush on the trail. Local snow depth is 14-18 inches. Trail base is 3-5 inches.
The Lake Vermilion State Park and Soudan Underground Mine State Park trails are groomed and in good condition. Use caution while riding and watch for exposed rocks and brush. Local snow depth is 14-18 inches with a trail base of 3-5 inches.
The Taconite Spur Trails and Stony Spur Trails – will be groomed by Tuesday and are in fair condition. Some rough areas towards Giant’s Ridge. Use caution.
The Tomahawk Trail & Local Trails–will be groomed before the weekend and are in good shape with a 3-5 inch base. Watch for an occasional rough spot. Use caution. It would be wise at this time to avoid the area between Mud Creek Road and Lake Vermilion as it is passable, but extremely icy. Slow down and use caution if you choose that route. Lake trails are very good, but be sure to follow the staked trail when choosing lake travel.
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