Minnesota Snowshoe and Skiing Trails
Definitely bring your snowshoes along if you are planning a winter trip to Crane Lake! We have many, many beautiful remote wooded trails to explore on snowshoe.
A shortlist of local Crane Lake snowshoeing trails would include:
The Grouse Hunter Walking Trail off the Nelson Road (1.75-mile loop)The Statue Loop behind Pierre the Voyageur (< 1-mile loop)
The Vermilion Gorge Trail at Voyagaire Lodge (1.5 miles one way)
Several more trails can be found along the Vermilion Falls Hwy. Ask your host resort for details.
Hiking Trails Crane Lake, MN
Currently, there are no cross-country skiing trails groomed in Crane Lake. The nearest groomed cross-country ski trail is the Echo Bay Trail at Kabetogama Lake, part of Voyageurs National Park. In Crane Lake, there is a "backcountry" cross country ski trail at the sign for the Herriman Lake Trail, off the Nelson Road. Once you ascend the initial hill, this trail levels off nicely. Snowshoers also use this trail. See our page on Hiking Trails for more ideas!