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Brule River State Forest


Afterhours trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Comments: The skate lanes were groomed today (1/18) and track reset on entry trails and Sally's Classic Trail. The trails are grooming nicely and are in very good condition. Some small debris is mixed in with the current snow base. There is still a 4 - 5 inch base and about 10 inches of snow on the ground.

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2019 4:32:30 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-372-5678
Property information: Website


Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area


MECCA trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: Once again our great crew was out battling the elements to bring everyone some of the best skiing in Northern Wisconsin. Trail was totally groomed with new tracks set and is in excellent condition. Trails are traditionally groomed on Fridays.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:53:23 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-476-7846
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit trails

Trails are groomed for skate cross-country skiing and were tracked on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Comments: Lapham Peak received 4 inches of dry snow overnight Friday into Saturday. All the trails will be groomed Saturday night. The man-made loop will be in good shape Sunday morning with a new track set. Off the man-made loop conditions are not as good. The snow packs down to a thin base and no track will be set. Lights will be on the entire lighted course until 9:00pm Monday through Saturday. No lights Sunday night.

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:59:15 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 262-646-3025
Property information: Website


Pattison State Park


Pattison State Park trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Comments: Ski trails were groomed and tracked today and are in great shape. We have about 4-5 inches of base and 12 inches of snow in the woods. A vehicle admission sticker is required.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:34:19 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-399-3111
Property information: Website


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


Escanaba trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Comments: Groomed and tracked all loops January 14 2019. Good conditions with some thin spots under pines but no bare ground evident. Ten inches of snow on picnic table near Research Station. Weasel and fisher tracks observed today. Some debris in track but rather minor.

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2019 11:46:11 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-356-3668
Property information: Website



Lumberjack trails

Trails are groomed for snowshoe and bike cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Comments: The Blue loop of the Lumberjack trail which leaves and returns from the Concora Road parking lot has been leveled/groomed.

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:08:55 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-356-3668
Property information: Website



Madeline trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: Trails were groomed by Noon today. Trails were cut twice then tracked. Loops have a lot of debris, especially the outer loops. Tracks are not perfect with no new snow, they are a bit powdery but if the temp drops they should set nicely. Surprisingly the Red Loop, is the best loop right now, with the back of the Red being nicely tracked. Be careful because the hills are slick! Don't bring your best skiis. Good luck and hope for snow!

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:27:40 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-356-3668
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit


McMiller trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 PM

Comments: The McMiller trail system received 5" of dry snow on 2/12-2/13. Post grooming, the trails bear approximately 1" base, 3" corduroy, and track was laid on all loops. Bring a friend! -The short RED and rolling ORANGE loops were groomed extra wide to accommodate a double classic track. If you prefer snow encrusted pines, please enjoy the WHITE loop. If you are looking for a challenge, BLUE will test your endurance. The warming shelter is open. Skating lanes will be touched up as needed and track will be reset pending additional snow accumulation.

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:21:57 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Hotline: 262-594-6202
Phone: 262-594-6200
Property information: Website


Governor Nelson State Park


Morningside trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Comments: All trails are open and were groomed but not tracked. Some areas may have drifting.

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:39:57 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-831-3005
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit


Nordic trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Comments: 6" snow triple packed to 2". Still pretty soft. Track set.

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:21:32 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Hotline: 262-594-6202
Phone: 262-594-6200
Property information: Website


Governor Nelson State Park


Oak Savanna trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: All trails are open and were groomed but not tracked. Some areas may have drifting.

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:40:35 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-831-3005
Property information: Website


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


Raven trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Comments: The Red loop up to the shelter, Blue and Green loops have been cut and tracked. Leafy debris on all loops. Fair/Good conditions. The Yellow loop has not been freshly groomed due to low snow conditions on the trails under the heavy conifers.

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:08:08 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-356-3668
Property information: Website


Governor Nelson State Park


RedTail Hawk trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: All trails are open and were groomed but not tracked. Some areas may have drifting.

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:40:47 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-831-3005
Property information: Website



Woodland trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: All trails are open and were groomed but not tracked. Some areas may have drifting.

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:36:29 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-831-3005
Property information: Website


Kohler-Andrae State Park


Kohler-Andrae State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Lake Kegonsa State Park


Lake Kegonsa State Park trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:15 AM

Comments: The park received approximately 4" of light, fluffy snow on Friday, January 18th. The trails were rolled but not groomed or tracked. Some areas have drifting and others have only a light layer of snow.

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:46:19 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-873-9695
Property information: Website


Mirror Lake State Park


Fern Dell trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Comments: 4" powder. Packed and dragged

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:37:14 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-254-2333
Property information: Website



Hastings trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


McNaughton trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Comments: Skaters loop groomed with a few thin areas around the lake. All other loops have been cut and tracked. There is a lot of tree debris on all loops. Fair conditions.

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:12:18 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-356-3668
Property information: Website


Mirror Lake State Park


Newport/Kilbourn trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Northwest trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Comments: 4" powder. Not packed yet

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:31:37 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-254-2333
Property information: Website



Turtleville trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Copper Falls State Park


Copper Falls State Park trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Comments: Groomer is down for maintenance and trails will be groomed again after the weekend. Trails were groomed earlier in the week but ski traffic and lack of fresh snow has resulted in fair to poor trail conditions.

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2019 10:36:19 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-274-5123
Property information: Website


Flambeau River State Forest


Flambeau River State Forest trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Friday, January 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Comments: Trail has a solid packed base. Lack of fresh snow has resulted in the trail not being groomed yet.

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:34:54 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-332-5271
Property information: Website


Potawatomi State Park


Potawatomi State Park trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Comments: All trails have been rolled but no track set. Advise to use rock skis.

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:52:13 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-746-2890
Property information: Website


Wildcat Mountain State Park


Wildcat Mountain State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Mirror Lake State Park


Ishnala trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Pioneer trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit


Zillmer trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Red Cedar State Trail


Red Cedar State Trail

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Hoffman Hills State Recreational Area


Hoffman Hills State Recreational Area trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Black River State Forest


Black River State Forest trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Whitefish Dunes State Park


Whitefish Dunes State Park trails

Last report 12 days ago

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Comments: Heavy wet snow and rain diminished trails. Trail conditions are hard packed ice and slippery. More snow is needed for future grooming.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 10:18:20 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-823-2400
Property information: Website


Governor Knowles State Forest


Governor Knowles State Forest trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kinnickinnic State Park


Kinnickinnic State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Governor Dodge State Park


Governor Dodge State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Blue Mound State Park


Blue Mound State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Buckhorn State Park


Buckhorn State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Hartman Creek State Park


Hartman Creek State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


High Cliff State Park


High Cliff State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit


Greenbush trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Interstate State Park


Skyline trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Lake Wissota State Park


Lake Wissota State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Newport State Park


Newport State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Perrot State Park


Perrot State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Peninsula State Park


Black trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Blue trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Brown trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Green trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Brunet Island State Park


Nordic trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Peninsula State Park


Orange trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Purple trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Red trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



White trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Yellow trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Last revised: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cross-country ski trails

Get Outdoors and go skiing!

Wisconsin's state parks and forests take on a special beauty during winter. Enjoy the winter scenery, get healthy exercise and have some fun by cross-country skiing on hundreds of miles of trails. Some trails are tracked for traditional skiing, some groomed for skate-style skiing and many are wide enough to accommodate both styles. There are also numerous miles of ungroomed trail for skiers to explore.

State Trail Pass

Most properties require a vehicle admission sticker to park at the property. Several properties also require a state trail pass for all skiers age 16 and older. These fees go directly to support the operation of the Wisconsin State Park System.

Groomed Trails

Wisconsin's state park trails are maintained by department staff and volunteer groomers. Ski trail conditions are subject to change and may be closed if snow conditions are poor. Click on the link for the property where you are interested in skiing for more information.

Hiking, snowshoeing and pets

To keep ski trails in the best condition possible, once the trails are snow-covered, hiking, snowshoeing, pets and other uses are not permitted on the ski trails. Other property trails are designated for these uses. Skijoring and dog-sledding are also not allowed on groomed ski trails. For more information about these activities on DNR lands, see:

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