Ely Area Trails

Trails are maintained year-round, mostly by volunteers. Many hours of labor go into trail maintenance. Please respect the non-motorized use policy.  No dogs on the groomed trails please.

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The Hidden Valley Recreation Area is located approximately .3 miles from Ely city limits. The trail-head includes a heated chalet that will be open to paid club members via Key-less entry.  Throughout the winter, the 25+km of classic & skate ski trails are machine-groomed on a consistent basis. Check the Trail Report for daily conditions. The MN ski pass is required and if you are skiing as a non-member, a donation of $5 per day is requested. Enjoy the trails!

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Hidden Valley Cross Country Ski Trails

The Trezona Trail is within the Ely city limits. The trailhead includes a parking lot and a portable outhouse. Throughout the winter the 6.5 km of skating and classical trails are groomed, but the trails are also used by walkers and dogs. Check the Trail Report for daily conditions.

The Trezona Ski Trail

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Photo of Hidden Valley Ski Chalet in Winter

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The Great Minnesota Ski Pass

Remeber to purchase your MN Ski Pass, as well. Some of our trails are directly funded with this statewide program. (Sold online or from any business where state licenses are sold (for example, Holiday gas stations, Ace Hardware, etc.). Or call 1-888-646-6367.