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Bearskin Ski Trails

Banadad – Lace Lake Trail

This trail serves as a connecting link between the Central Gunflint and Upper Gunflint ski trail systems. Two-thirds of the Banadad Trail runs through the BWCAW, making it the longest tracked ski trail within the BWCAW. The Lace Lake Trail is a 5 km loop connecting the Banadad ski trail to the Poplar Creek ski trail. The northern portion follows the very scenic Poplar Creek. The southern portion is shorter but more difficult.

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Bear Cub World Cup Trail in the winter

Bear Cub World Cup Trail

Expert skiers will put their skills to the test on Bear Cubs loops. Groomed for both skating and diagonal stride, this trail features very challenging uphill and screaming downhills. Towering white pines greet you as you travel to the Bear Cub Lake overlook at an elevation of 2000ft.

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Beaver Dam Ski Trail at sunset in the winter

Beaver Dam Trail

This trail offers several scenic overlooks while circling Rudy and Ruby lakes, and passes through some majestic spruce swamps. Active beaver engineering can be observed at the west end of Ruby Lake. Be careful on the hills south of the lakes.

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Cross Fox Trail

Nestled between Red Pine and Moose Ridge, this trail offers some gentle downgrades and a few thrillers. An easy ascent through lowland forest along ridges with virgin stands of pine creating another loop off the Old Logging Camp Trail.

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Moose Pasture Trail

This trail is an alternative route from the north side of Ruby Lake to the Summer Home Road. It passes through open woodlands where moose are often found.

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