North Arm Trails Cross Country Skiing

The 9th most popular XC Ski in Minnesota.

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Located northwest of Ely in the Superior National Forest, the North Arm trail system has an extensive network of ski trails in variety of assorted loops.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Ely, head north on the Echo Trail (CR116) for 11 miles. Turn left heading west on North Arm Road (CR644) for 4 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Overall, North Arm Trails is the 9th most popular cross country ski area of all 39 Nordic ski destinations in Minnesota. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby North Arm Trails including Bear Island - Lake Trail, Birch Lake Trail, Jasper Hills XC Ski Trail, Banadad Trail, Giants Ridge Resort and Laurentian TrailSilver Trail.

North Arm 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

GPS:  47.9806, -91.9807

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  6/23/2016

ID:  7273

North Arm Trails Cross Country Skiing Map