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Norpine Trail Association
3719 W. Highway 61
Lutsen, MN 55612
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Building Grant provided by


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In cooperation with

US Forest Service




Directions to the Norpine Trails and Trailheads


Refer to the Norpine Trail Map page
  1. Deer Yard Lake Trailhead (144 Murmur Creek Rd).
    From Lutsen at mile 101.7 on #61 turn on Cty Rd 7.  Drive 1.9 miles, turn left on Cty Rd 44.  Drive 0.6 miles, turn left on Cty Rd 45.  Continue on Cty Rd 45 4.1 miles to Murmur Creek Rd (CR 45 takes a right turn at this intersection).  Continue west on Murmur Creek road 0.7 miles, the trailhead is on the left at #144.
    From Grand Marais: In town on Hwy 61 at mile 109.2 turn onto County 15 (5th Ave W). Drive up the hill on Cty 15 to Cty 7 and turn left. Drive west on Cty 7 for 5.2 miles to Cty 45. Turn right on Cty 45 and drive 5.0 miles to Forest Rd 332 (Murmur Creek Rd). Continue west on Murmur Creek Rd for 0.6 miles to the Trailhead Parking lot.
  2. Lutsen Ski Hill Road (Cty Rd #5). Turn off #61 at mile 90.1 onto Lutsen Ski Hill Road. Drive on Lutsen Ski Hill Road 1.2 miles to Norpine connector access trailhead on the right side of the road that is 0.1 mile before Mountain Inn. Parking is very limited.
  3. Caribou Trail (Cty Rd #4) Turn off #61 at mile 92.5 onto Caribou Trail. Drive up the Caribou Trail 1.4 miles to parking lot on the left. Accesses trail to Lutsen Mountain Ski Area to the west or Massie Loop to the east.
  4. Hansen/Hjemstad Road (Next to Isak Hansen Hardware). Turn off #61 at mile 93.6 onto Hansen/Hjemstad Road.Drive up 0.3 mile to parking area. Accesses Massie and Hall loops to the east and route to the Caribou Trail to the west.
  5. Solbakken Resort (4874 W Hwy 61). At mile 93.9 trailhead is across Hwy #61 from Solbakken Resort. Accesses Deertrack, Whitesides, and Massie Loops.
  6. Hall Road (Cty Rd 41). Turn off #61 at mile 94.8 onto Hall Road. Drive up 0.4 miles to parking area on the left at the ski trail crossing. Accesses Hall and Massie loops.
  7. Snowmobile Parking Lot West of Cascade Lodge Turn off #61 at mile 98.8 and drive up the road 0.3 mile to the parking lot . Accesses trails to the west through the Cascade valley deeryard or east to the Cascade River trail system.
  8. Cascade Lodge (3719 W Hwy 61) at mile 99.5. Drive up to the parking area. There is a $3.50 parking fee. Accesses the Pioneer Loop, connecting trail to Deer Yard Lake Trails, Lookout Mountain, Ridge Run, and Cascade River Loops.