North Junction Trails Cross Country Skiing

The 31st most popular XC Ski in Minnesota.

North of Ely in the Superior National Forest, the North Junction trail system consists of a series of loops through hilly uplands and past swamps and ponds.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Ely, head north on the Echo Trail (CR116) for 11 miles. The trailhead is near the intersection with North Arm Road (CR644).

Overall, North Junction Trails is the 31st most popular cross country ski area of all 39 Nordic ski destinations in Minnesota.

North Junction Trails Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  SNF (218) 365-7600; Ely Visitors (800) 777-7281; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Smittys On Snowbank, Ely

Luxury Loding:  Burntside Lodge (218) 365-3894

Breakfast Restaurant:  Minglewood Cafe, Ely

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  16868

North Junction Trails Cross Country Skiing Map


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