Winter Fat Tire Bike Trail Conditions in Cook County

There are some preliminary trail systems that will be offering limited trail use.

  • Norpine Trail System: This trail segment under evaluation features both a tracked ski-only lane and a packed lane for shared use by skate-skiers and bikers. ONLY this trail is open to fat-tire bikers and skiers. Any bikers that ride on non-approved ski trails will jeopardize this limited partnership with the Norpine Trail Association. Bikers must not go through the “Scientific Natural Area” (SNA) which is well-designated on the trail. Look at the map of the West end connector trail to see where the SNA is.
  • Pincushion Trail System in Grand Marais: This trail first opened in 2016/17 for limited use, thanks to careful maintenance and respectful bikers.
  • Gunflint Lodge: trail routes TBD
  • Bearskin Lodge: trail routes TBD

Please be aware of the trail conditions to preserve the safety and conditions of the trails. All trails will be open to fatbikes only when the trail base conditions are mature enough to support the weight of the bikes without damage to the trail. This includes both cold days with fresh powder snow as well as warm days with soft melting snow. If biking conditions are poor at the trailhead, assume the trail is closed to bikes.

Learn more about all of the biking opportunities and help support trail maintenance by becoming a member of the local trail associations or Superior Cycling Association.

NOTE: Anytime the temperature is above 30F degrees consider the trail closed.

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