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Trail Report – : Ely, Minnesota – March 15, 2018

Ely, MN Chamber of Commerce

Reporter:Ely Tourism Bureau
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 18 inches
Date of Report: March 15, 2018
Area Report:

 

With the warm daytime temperatures, trail bases are reduced and there are exposed rocks and bare ground throughout the trails.  As of Tuesday, March 14, grooming on state trails has ceased.  Area snowmobile trails will continue to be groomed as temperatures and snow conditions allow.

Taconite Trail: The entire Taconite is in fair condition.  The trail base is thin due to warm weather and heavy trail use, and there are multiple spots on the trail where bare ground and rocks are exposed, especially on hills and corners.

Arrowhead Trail:  The entire Arrowhead is groomed and in fair condition.  The trail is thin due to warm weather and heavy trail use, and there are ,ultiple spots on the trail with bare ground and exposed rocks.  Please slow down for logging activity throughout the trail.

Putnum/Fishing Lakes Trail:  The trail was groomed on Tuesday, March 13, and is in fair condition.  Watch for bare ground and exposed rocks throughout the trail.

Soudan Underground Mine & Vermilion State Park Trails: Trails are groomed as of Tuesday, March 13, and in fair condition.  Watch for bare ground and exposed rocks throughout the trail.

Ely Area Trails & Tomahawk:  As with the Arrowhead and Taconite trails, the base is thin and will have some exposed trail and rocks.  Use caution if traveling on lakes.  The warm weather has created slushy conditions on lake surfaces.  Stay on staked lake trails whenever possible.