National Forest Lodge

A Winter Recreation Experience for Traditional Cross Country Skiing and
Snowshoeing Amidst The Majestic Red and White Pines of
Superior National Forest.
Rustic… Remote… Tranquil…Unforgettable!

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National Forest Lodge has been a cross country skiing and snowshoeing destination in Northern Minnesota since the 1970s when the Flathorn/Gegoka ski trails were developed next to us.  It's a spectacular wilderness setting only half an hour from Lake Superior's North Shore.  We're closer than ski resorts up the Gunflint Trail, so you can save both time and money by spending a ski weekend with us.

30km of single tracked cross country ski trails meander through 2,000 thickly forested acres of the Superior National Forest. We're located at the top of the continental divide, which means snow comes early in the season and stays late. Year after year, these trails get consistently reliable snow cover.

Our simple cozy cabins are nestled under towering red and white pines.  A perfect place to settle in after a day on the trails. National Forest Lodge offers a unique winter getaway of great cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hearty food, friendly hospitality and much more.

The experience of skiing and snowshoeing through the "Big Pines" at National Forest Lodge can be found in few other places. Picture a brilliant blue sky amidst towering red and white pines blanketed in heavy snow...


Ski Trail Report

Updated: Mar-12-2015

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Just surveyed the ski trails today after a warm week up north and they are looking good. The average packed base is 6-8 inches. No bare spots. Some pine litter. Tracks will be shallow and icy in spots. High temps in the low 40s and light winds. Suggest waxless skis or sticky wax. Bring T-shirts and shorts :). Spring skiing!

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