Superior National Forest/BWCA

Cross-Country Skiing - South Farm


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Birch Trail
Coxey Pond Trail
South Farm
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Big Moose Trail
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Tucker Lake
Bird Lake

South Farm Lake offers opportunities for skiers of all skill levels. From the parking area the trail either crosses Farm and South Farm Lake or goes down the multi-use trail to the bridge at the south end of South Farm Lake. Taking the bridge route, the trail splits a few yards later. The multi-use trail goes south, or to the right. The ski trail goes north, or to the left. Follow the north trail over gently rolling terrain until you come to a junction. At this point you can go down a long hill to the lake and back to your starting point on Farm Lake.

The other choice is to head east to the circle route known as the Spruce-Muskeg Trail. They are gentle trails that provide a pleasant ski. The muskeg swamp gives the feeling of the far north.

Where trails cross lakes use caution: Be alert for water holes and weak ice.

Location: South Farm Lake is located 7.5 miles east of Ely on County Road 16. From Ely, take State Highway 169 north 1.5 miles. Turn right on County Road 58, which becomes County Road 16 after one mile. Travel 6 miles to the parking lot, which is located at Superior Forest Lodge.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 20 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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