Ski & Bike Trail Maps & Reports

Ely Area Trail Maps & Conditions

Ely Area Trail Info

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 are allowed on groomed trails. The MN ski pass is required on all ski trails. Trail reports provided by volunteers and club board members.

Ski Trail Reports

Some fresh snow was recieved on Feb 28th and trails were groomed. (last update: 02/28/2022 2300cst)


TrailGroom TypeLast Groomed
Trezona
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Powerline
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Manlove
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Pine Valley
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Bambas Loop
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Birch Highlands
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Screamer
Skate

02/28/2022

Hang On Tight
Skate

02/28/2022

Voyageur's Highway
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Tower Loop
Skate

02/28/2022

Sommers Loop
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Deer Trail
Classic

02/28/2022

The Swamp
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Varsity Hill
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

Stadium Loops
Classic/Skate

02/28/2022

J Bar
Skate

02/15/2022

Hannah Joe Loop (Front County)
Classic

01/18/2022

Hannah Joe Loop (Backcountry)
User Tracked

12/??/2021

Pine Park
N/A

N/A

The Climb (Sledding Hill)
Skate

01/22/2022

Warm Up Bowl
Skate

01/22/2022

Dead Mans Ridge and Death Valley
Skate

01/22/2022


Bike Trail Reports

Some fresh snow was recieved on Feb 28th and trails were groomed. (last update: 02/28/2022 2300cst)

TrailGroom TypeLast Groomed
A - Line
Machine

02/28/2022

Big Pines
Machine

02/28/2022

Erratic Behavior
Machine

02/28/2022

Outback
Machine

02/28/2022

Under Construction (open 2022)
N/A

N/A

Hidden Valley Recreation Area

Located approximately 0.3 miles from Ely city limits, the trailhead 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. Skier-submitted reports are also available on SkinnySki.comThe MN ski pass is required and if you are skiing as a non-member, a donation of $5 per day is requested.

SKIING AT  HIDDEN  VALLEY

RESPECT THE TRACK

  • Do not skate over tracks.
  • Do not herring-bone over tracks.

SKI IN THE PROPER DIRECTION

  • For your pleasure and safety, hills and curves are groomed for a specific direction of travel.

RESPECT CLOSED TRAILS

  • Trails may be closed due to rain or thaw.
  • Expect evening closures for grooming.

STAY IN YOUR LANE

  • Ski only on ski trails.
  • Do not skate on classic-only trails.
  • Do not ski on bike trails.

SNOW-SHOEING AT  HIDDEN  VALLEY

WEAR SNOW SHOES

  • Walking in just boots is not allowed anywhere out here.

STAY IN YOUR LANE

  • Snow shoe only on the bike trails (reverse direction).
  • Keep off ski trails.

OBSERVE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL

  • Follow the color coded signs, they will guide you in the reverse direction of bike flow.
  • Expect oncoming traffic.
  • Yield to oncoming bikers.
  • Walk single file.

RESPECT TRAIL CLOSURES

  • Trails are frequently closed for grooming, usually at night.

PREPARE YOURSELF

  • These trails are long and strenuous.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Bring water, snacks and a headlamp.

Trezona Trail

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. Skier-submitted reports are also available on SkinnySki.com.

FAT-TIRE BIKING AT  HIDDEN  VALLEY

FAT TIRES ONLY

  • Minimum tire width is 4”
  • Reduce your tire pressure. Softer conditions require lower pressure.

RIDE IN THE PROPER DIRECTION

  • For your safety and the safety of others, ride only in a counter-clockwise direction.  Follow the signs.
  • Expect oncoming traffic from shoe-shoers, they are part of our grooming plan.

STAY IN YOUR LANE

  • Bike only on bike trails.
  • Stay off of ski trails.

RESPECT TRAIL CLOSURES

  • Do not bike on closed trails.
  • Trails may occasionally be closed due to unsuitable conditions or for grooming.
  • Expect evening closures for grooming.

HIDDEN VALLEY TRAILS

SKIING, BIKING & SNOW-SHOEING ONLY

NO WALKING ON TRAILS

NO DOGS

IF YOU WISH TO WALK OR TRAVEL WITH YOUR DOG, YOU HAVE OPTIONS,  PLEASE VISIT ONE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS...

TREZONA TRAIL

BASS LAKE TRAIL

MESABI TRAIL

OLD KOSCHAK FARM

WINTON RAIL GRADE

KAWISHIWI FALLS TRAIL

SOUTH FARM LAKE TRAIL

KAWISHIWI TRIANGLE

SECRET BLACKSTONE TRAIL

ANGLEWORM TRAIL

SIOUX HUSTLER TRAIL

KEKEKABIC TRAIL

SNOWBANK TRAIL

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  • 1258 Hidden Valley Rd
    Ely, MN 55731

  • PO Box 346
    Ely, MN 55731

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