Cascade River Ski Trails

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Cascade River Ski Trails are in the area which includes Cascade Lodge and Cascade River State Park.  Most trails are groomed for classic skiing, though there are sections for skate skiing.  Easy, intermediate, and difficult trails all are part of the Cascade River Ski Trails.  The trails connect to the North Shore Mountains Ski Trail System, as well as to trails within the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area.  They also serve as access to the Deer Yard Ski Trails.


A map of the Cascade River and Deer Yard ski trails.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For maps and trail conditions, go to the Norpine Trail Association website. 
Permit Info: Cascade River Ski Trails require the Great Minnesota Ski Pass.  To access trails within Cascade River State Park, you may wish to park in an area that requires a Minnesota State Park parking permit.  Parking at Cascade Lodge may require a parking fee, inquire at lodge.


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Cascade River Ski Trails are primarily cross country ski trails, however, there is a short segment which is open to snowshoeing.  If you are snowshoeing, make sure you are on the correct trail and please avoid messing up the groomed ski trail.