Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Skijoring near Duluth - Update

Snowflake Nordic Ski Center

Snowflake Nordic Ski Center does have skijoring, but only for “members” who have signed up for a season pass -- about $180 for a family.

Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke state park has a skijoring trail (confirmed by park email, not publicized), but it was damaged by flooding; it should reopen in mid to late 2014. Jay Cooke also has fat bike trails, but they don't appear on the current map. The park doesn't allow skijoring on the fat bike trails. (BTW, Itasca officially supports skijoring -- but park lodging doesn't allow dogs. Bit of a nasty trick there.)

Millennium Trail Region - Superior Wisconsin - Superior Municipal Forest Multiuse Trail System

Nanabush trail
north of Duluth in Normana Township. Based on some hints and limited maps I think there is an entrance near here:

Endurance Kennels, LLC
6838 Pequaywan Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55803



  • Boulder lake areaThis page has details ...
    • Dog Owners and Skijorers: We welcome you and your dog to the Boulder Lake trails on Thursday's and Sundays. ... alternate location to ski with your dogs would be the Buzz Ryan Road, an ungroomed forest management road on the northeast side of the Boulder Lake Management Area, accessed via Highway 4.
    • The ski area is located beyond Snowflake on Highway 4 (commonly known as the Rice Lake Road or Rudy Perpich Memorial Highway) which leads to Ely, Minnesota.
  • Munger trail near Munger Inn: Duluth Western Hillside Trails are not groomed. This web page has one of the best lists of regional trails, a photo shows skijoring on the western waterfront trail.
  • Island Lake (maybe?)

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