Groomed trail
Yes
Elevation Gain
1.00 ft (0.30 m)
Distance
4.00 km (2.49 mi)
Warming hut
No
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The Tamarack Nature Center near White Bear Lake offers three classic cross-country skiing loops: a 1-kilometer loop for beginners, an easy 3-kilometer loop that is generally flat, and a 4-kilometer intermediate loop with hilly sections. These are dual track, one-way loops through woods, marshlands, and prairie. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (the last rental is at 2:00 p.m.). Cross-country ski and snowshoe lessons are also offered.

Skiing at the Tamarack Nature Center requires a Great Minnesota Ski Pass. A daily pass is available for purchase at the rental shack. If you are interested in one-year or three-year pass, online purchase is available. Parking at the Tamarack Nature Center is free.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Nice skiing though woods, prairie, and wetlands.

Cons

Part of the trail is near an interstate.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

948.00 ft (288.95 m)

Highest point

948.00 ft (288.95 m)

Features

Rental facilities
Flushing toilets

Trail type

Loop

Typically multi-day

No

Snowmobiles allowed

No

Location

Field Guide

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