Giants Ridge features four beautiful trails through splendid, peaceful scenery: Northface, Lower & Upper Sleeping Giant, and Narrows Trails. There are approximately 4.8 kilometers of snowshoe trails that meander through Northwoods recreation area, some of which wrap around Wynne Lake, and many more throughout the Superior National Forest.
Snowshoe rental is available on site and trail passes are required.
2020-2021 Snowshoe Trail Passes:
Adult/Youth: $15 per day
* Must purchase trail pass online HERE prior to your visit. Children 6 and under are free
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 and starts up the Cat Track ski run. Shortly after it starts on cat track, 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 leads to the mountain-top trailhead.
The Narrows trail traverses the narrowest portion of 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.
Rental Snowshoes: $14/day
Mens, Womens and Child snowshoe available in the Giants Ridge Rental Shop. For more info, please call 218.865.8024.
|North Face (Cat Track)||Open|
|Lower Sleeping Giant||Open|
|Upper Sleeping Giant||Open|