Located in Minnesota, the cross country skiing in Ely offers over ten good cross country ski and skate ski trail destinations. The best Ely cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Bear Island - Lake Trail, Jasper Hills XC Ski Trail, North Arm Trails, Birch Lake Trail, and Giants Ridge Resort. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Ely cross country skiing trail below.
Northeast of Virginia and Biwabik in the Superior National Forest, the Giants Ridge Recreation Area has 60 km of groomed trails, with 3.5 km lite for evening skiing. The Silver Trail (6.2 mi.)is a challenging route located in the Giants Ridge Recreation Area, which is also used for Olympic cross-country ski qualifications.
Northeast of Virginia and Biwabik in the Superior National Forest, the 6.2 mile Silver Trail is a challenging backcountry trail located in the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. The Silver Trail is used for Olympic cross-country ski qualifications in the winter.