Winter’s hottest new sport – Winter Biking!

There are some preliminary trail systems that will be offering limited trail use in 2017/18.

  • 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.
  • Pincushion Trail System in Grand Marais: This trail opened in 2016/17 for limited use, thanks to careful maintenance and respectful bikers, the Pincushion routes will be open again. Only these routes will be open to bikers, any bikers that ride on the ski trails will jeopardize this limited partnership.
  • 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 from the Superior Cycling Association.

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Norpine Trail - Section A | Lutsen Mountains to Caribou Trail

February 16, 2018
Trail Base: 9" - 15"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 3"
Last 7 Days: 3- 4"
Average Depth: 18" to 33"
Comments:

Trail is officially open for the 2017-18 season!

The trail conditions are great! For skiing, the groomers have been out and about, and with the temps forecast to be in the 20's this weekend, watch out for other trail enthusiasts. Enjoy our Minnesota winter snow and get out and ride! More information about the Norpine trail system: norpinetrails.org

The 2017-2018 winter season is designated as a trial period for testing a dual-use winter trail to be shared by both skiers and fat-tire bikers.
The 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.
Please note: There is a section of this trail (~100 yards) that goes through the Scientific and Natural Area. Through this section, bikers will need to dismount their bikes and walk. The section will be posted with signage. Bikers must stay on the dual use trail and yield to skiers. Be aware that there are ski-only intersections with the dual-use trail. Bikers should be on the watch for merging skiers. The dual-use trail 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. The trail is always open to skiers unless otherwise posted.

Donations are encouraged to support trail maintenance. norpinetrails.org



Download Winter Norpine Dual Use Biking Map

Norpine Trail - Section B | Caribou Trail to Cascade Lodge

February 16, 2018
Trail Base: 9 - 15"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 3 - 4"
Last 7 Days: 3 - 4 "
Average Depth: 18 - 33"
Comments:

Trail is officially open for the 2017-18 season!

This 6 KM section is now open for fattire biking. More information about the Norpine trail system: norpinetrails.org

Powder conditions and trails await. The 2017-2018 winter season is designated as a trial period for testing a dual-use winter trail to be shared by both skiers and fat-tire bikers.
The 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.
Bikers must stay on the dual use trail and yield to skiers. Be aware that there are ski-only intersections with the dual-use trail. Bikers should be on the watch for merging skiers. The dual-use trail 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. The trail is always open to skiers unless otherwise posted.

Donations are encouraged to support trail maintenance. norpinetrails.org



Download Winter Norpine Dual Use Biking Map

Pincushion Trail System

February 16, 2018
Trail Base: 12 - 15"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: Trace"
Last 7 Days: Trace
Average Depth: 10 - 18"
Comments:

Trail Report for December 29, 2017

Everything is open and groomed. Trails are in very good .

Download Winter Pincushion Biking Map