Massie - Hall Ski Trails (Norpine Trail System)

Area Status: Closed

The Massie - Hall Ski Trails are two large loops in the Norpine Ski Trail System.  They connect to the Deer Yard Ski Trails and the Cascade River Ski Trails. Also in this area are a cluster of short loops.  Sections of these trails are open to snowshoeing and skijoring (skiing behind a dog) as well.  The Hall and Massie loops are both rated as moderate difficulty with the smaller loops rated easy.  All lie on the ridge rising up from the Lake Superior shore, so be ready to climb up and swoop down.  The Hall loop passes through an area named the Cedar Cathedral, which is certainly worth a visit.  The tops of the loops offer beautiful views of Superior. 

Access to the Massie - Hall Ski Trails is from a parking lot on Hansen Hjemstad Rd off of MN 61 or from a parking lot on County 41 (Hall Rd.), or from the Solbakken Resort (parking fee may apply).


A map of the Massie - Hall ski trails

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions and maps, visit the Norpine Trails Association website.
Fees: See permit section below.
Permit Info: You will need to purchase a Great Minnesota Ski Pass to use the Massie - Hall Ski Trails.  Funds from this Pass go directly to maintenance and grooming of the trails.



Traditional dog sledding is not permitted on the groomed trails, however, sections of the trail system are open to skijoring.  See the map at the Norpine Trails Association website.  Please pick up your dog's litter and repair sections of track which have been melted from dog droppings.  Skiers should alert dog users to their presence and avoid spooking dogs.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

While primarily a system of ski trails, there is snowshoeing on some sections.  Trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing, with some sections groomed for classic only.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
10 km