Accessible from the Bronze Nordic trail, on the south side of the alpine area, the trail departs the Nordic trail on the west side and ascends through the forest to the top of the mountain. After passing many of the Nordic and fat bike trails, the Sleeping Giant arrives at the mountain-top trailhead where snowshoers can then go back down the same direction, or go down the North Face Trail.
This northern route up the mountain departs from the hillside of the main chalet. The trail enters the woods on a fat-bike trail called Kitty Cat. The trail follows Kitty Cat until past the alpine area and then diverges into a winding path up and around the backside of the mountain and leads to the mountaintop trailhead.
The Narrows trail traverses the narrowest portion of the river between Wynne and Sabin Lakes. Accessible from the Mesabi Trail (snowmobile trail in the winter), the Narrows Trail begins to the south of the main entrance to the Giants Ridge alpine area. Considered a beginner level snowshoe, the Narrows trail takes hikers on a true ‘woods and waters’ hike. Adventure seekers will experience landscapes reminiscent of the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, even though snowshoers are just steps from the base of Giants Ridge.
This event offers guided snowshoe hikes for women on select days and evenings during the months of February and March. Women are encouraged to gather their friends to enjoy Minnesota’s winter oasis followed by a delicious dining experience at the Burnt Onion Kitchen and Brews.
Relax after a long day on the slopes in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews offering American cuisine and a great lineup of craft beers.More Info
Giants Ridge welcomes groups of all ages and experience levels with discounted rates for scheduled groups of 15 or more people.More Info