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Upper Gunflint Lake

Upper Gunflint Ski Trail, near Gunflint Lake



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UPPER GUNFLINT NORDIC SKI TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

BIG PINE TRAIL
  • 3.25 km (2 mi)
  • (Easiest to More Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail makes a loop behind Gunflint Lodge. It goes through a basin which traverses the bottom of a north faced rock cliff and offers a pretty overlook of Gunflint Lake. Deer activity is evident with many sightings. The trail begins and ends in the parking lot behind Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters.

SOUTH RIM TRAIL
  • 9.66 km (6 mi)
  • (More Difficult to Most Difficult)
  • Single track
This trail offers beautiful overlooks of Gunflint Lake and over the Canadian hills to the north. A climb up to start and then a good down hill at the other end. The trail can be started in the parking lot at Heston's Country Store and Lodge of from an intersection with the West End Trail. The Lonely Lake Trail is a possible return route.

WEST END TRAIL
  • 6.5 km (4 mi)
  • (More Difficult to Most Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail starts at Moosehorn B&B or the Loon Lake Landing and crosses two county roads. It also intersects with various other ski trails. Keep a lookout for plenty of deer activity on this trail. The trail is hilly, fast in spots, and offers challenges for the intermediate to advanced skier.

HIGHLANDS TRAIL
  • 6.5 km (4 mi)
  • (More Difficult to Most Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail runs along the top of a ridge with many scenic overlooks. It connects with Ham Lake Trail, Warrens Road, Overlook Trail, and Rabbit Run Trail. A climb up to start then a good hill on the other end. The trail starts across from the Gunflint Lake Scenic Overlook and Cross River Bridge on the Gunflint Trail.

MAGNETIC ROCK TRAIL
  • 8.05 km (5 mi)
  • (More Difficult to Most Difficult)
  • Single tracked
This trail takes the skier deep in the woods passing a small pond, a fire burn and a 60' rock left from the glacial days. This trail begins on the Gunflint Trail and connects with Warrens Road Trail and Cut Across Trail.

EAST END TRAIL
  • 4.82 km (3 mi)
  • (Easiest)
  • Single tracked
This trail runs along the north side of Gunflint Lake on an old railroad bed. The canopy of trees has nearly grown together over the top of the trail. You pass by a memorial marker to a mortally injured railroad worker, and a warming hut is available. This trail is started by skiing across Gunflint Lake.

HAM LAKE TRAIL
  • 4.83 km (3 mi)
  • (Easiest to Most Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail is a loop off the Highlands Trail and goes through winter moose yards. Many skiers see moose in this area. Warming hut is available.

BANADAD ARTERY TRAIL
  • 31 km (19.3 mi)
  • Upper Gunflint ski system to Poplar Creek intersection (Easiest to More Difficult)
  • Single tracked
This trail serves as a connecting link between the Upper Gunflint ski system and the Central Gunflint ski system. Two-thirds of the Banadad Trail runs through the BWCAW, making it the longest tracked ski trail within the BWCAW.

CUT ACROSS TRAIL
  • 1.6 km (1 mi)
  • (More Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail connects the Warrens Road Trail, Magnetic Rock Trail, and Moosehorn B&B. It takes a skier up gentle slopes and down gradual declines.

ASPEN VALLEY TRAIL
  • 1.6 km (1 mi)
  • (Easiest)
  • Double tracked
This trail loops around and parallels the Gunflint Trail, through an open sand pit, and through a stand of aspen trees. It connects with River Trail, Highlands, and Rabbit Run. Take off your skis when crossing the road (for safety as well as for the sake of your skis).

RIVER TRAIL
  • 1.6 km (1 mi)
  • (Easiest to More Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail takes the skier around the bottom of the Cross River bed, around hills, and over some. It connects with Aspen Alley, Rabbit Run, and Power Line Trail.

POWER LINE TRAIL
  • 2.41 km (1.5 mi)
  • (Easiest)
  • Double tracked
This trail follows the power lines and parallels the county road. It connects the River Trail, Aspen Alley, West End Trail, and Rabbit Run Trail. Take off your skis when crossing the road.

OVERLOOK TRAIL
  • .8 km (.5 mi)
  • (Easiest to More Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail is a little hilly but connects Big Pine Trail, West End Trail, then connects with Highlands Trail and Rabbit Run Trail. the trail can be accessed from the Gunflint Trail Scenic Overlook. Take off your skis when crossing the road.

LONELY LAKE TRAIL
  • 4.83 km (3 mi)
  • (Easiest to More Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail takes skiers along a ridge on the south side of Gunflint Lake. It offers scenic overlooks of Gunflint Lake, virgin white pines and Lonely Lake. The trail connects with Heston's Lodge and Big Pine Trail.

RABBIT RUN TRAIL
  • 5.63 km (3.5 mi)
  • (Easiest to More Difficult)
  • Double tracked
This trail runs along the bottom of a glacial ridge and parallels the Highlands Trail. Skiing offers opportunities to see moose, deer, and other wildlife. this trail connects with Highlands, Aspen Alley, River Trail, and West End.

NORTH STAR TRAIL
  • 9.65 km (6 mi)
  • (More Difficult)
  • Single tracked
This trail meanders through logged areas, swamps, and forest, giving the skier a good feel for the area. Moose and other wildlife are often seen. This trail connects with the Banadad and Ham Lake Trails.

WARRENS ROAD TRAIL
  • 8 km (5 mi)
  • (Easiest)
  • Double tracked
This trail follows an old summer road and is easy and fast. It connects with Cut Across Trail, Magnetic Rock Trail, River trail, and Highlands Trail. Take off your skis when crossing the Gunflint Trail.

 

 

Gunflint Lodge

(800) 362-5251

Heston's Lodge

(800) 338-7230

Borderland Lodge

(800) 451-1667

Gunflint Pines

(800) 533-5814