Located in Minnesota, the cross country skiing in Grand Marais offers a half-dozen good cross country ski route options. The best Grand Marais cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Cascade Lodge, Bearskin Lodge, Gunflint Trail System, Golden Eagle Lodge, and Pincushion Mountain. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Grand Marais cross country skiing trail below.
Southwest of Grand Marais in the Superior National Forest, the Cascade Lodge maintains 58km of groomed cross country ski trails that connect with the North Shore Mountains Ski Trail System. The trails provide great views of Lake Superior, Cascade River and wind through miles of birch, aspen and pine bordering Cascade River State Park.
Southwest of Grand Marais in the Superior National Forest, the Cascade River State Park has 17 miles of cross-country ski trails which connect up with the popular North Shore Mountains Ski Trail System. The park is adjacent to Cascade Lodge and its 50km of trails (trail pass required).
Near Grand Marais in the Superior National Forest, the Pincushion B&B maintains 25 km of groomed ski trails 1000 feet above Lake Superior on the quiet Sawtooth Mountain ridgeline. The trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing (and to remove the moose tracks).