Best Silver Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 22nd most popular XC Ski in Minnesota.

  Ely, Minnesota, US


  August 13, 2016

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.

To reach the trailhead from Biwabik, head east on SR135 for 1.5 miles. Proceed north on CR138 for three miles into the GRRA on the left.

Overall, Silver Trail is the 22nd most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in Minnesota. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Silver Trail including Bear Island - Lake Trail, Birch Lake Trail, Jasper Hills XC Ski Trail, North Arm Trails, Giants Ridge Resort and Laurentian Trail.

Local Contacts:  SNF (218) 229-8800; GRA (800) 688-7669; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Villas At Giants Ridge (800) 843-7434

Luxury Loding:  Lodge At Giants Ridge (877) 442-6877

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  47.5728, -92.3106

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  15247

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Silver Trail Cross Country Skiing Map