Snowshoeing

WINTER AT GIANTS RIDGE

SNOWSHOEING

Giants Ridge features three beautiful trails through splendid, peaceful scenery: Northface, Lower & Upper Sleeping Giant, and Narrows Trails. There are approximately 3.6 miles of snowshoe trails that meander through Northwoods recreation area, some of which wrap around Wynne Lake, and many more throughout the Superior National Forest.

2021-2022 Snowshoe Trail Passes:
Adult/Youth: $15 per day

* Must purchase trail pass online HERE prior to your visit. Children 6 and under are free

Sleeping Giant – 1.1 miles

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.

North Face – 1.2 miles

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.

Narrows Trail – 1.3 mi
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.

Rental Snowshoes: $14/day

Mens, Womens and Child snowshoe available in the Giants Ridge Rental Shop. For more info, please call 218.865.8024.

SNOWSHOE TRAILS

EASYSTATUS
North Face (Cat Track)Open
Narrows TrailOpen
MODERATESTATUS
Lower Sleeping GiantOpen
Single TrackOpen
MORE DIFFICULTSTATUS
Upper Sleeping GiantOpen
North Face Open

This event offers guided beginner and intermediate snowshoe hikes for women on select days and evenings during the months of January, 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.

  • Online registration only. 
  • $49 per person/per session.
  • Includes: Snowshoe Trail Pass, Snowshoe Rental, headlamp use, $29 voucher for the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews, glass of house wine.
  • Class sizes limited to 15 per session.

BEGINNER’S HIKES

Wednesday Evenings @ 5:00PM

  • January 12th & 26th
  • February 9th & 23rd
  • March 2nd

Narrows Trail- Length 1.4 Miles

Time on Trail- Roughly 1 hour

REGISTER FOR THE BEGINNER’S HIKE HERE

INTERMEDIATE HIKES

Sunday Afternoons @ 1:00PM

  • January 16th & 30th
  • February 13th & 27th
  • March 6th

Sleeping Giant Trail-TBD Length

Time on Trail- 1-1.5 hours

REGISTER FOR THE INTERMEDIATE HIKE HERE

If you have questions, contact Group Sales Manager at [email protected] or call (218)865-8008

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