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Brule River State Forest


Afterhours trails

Last report 13 days ago

Trails are groomed for skate cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Comments: We last groomed the skate deck on Friday 3/13 after an inch of wet mix snow. Conditions remain good for skate skiing with on a few open trail sections and some moderate debris on the trails. Classic track is too difficult to groom into the hard pack base and we will not be setting any new track for the remainder of the season unless March brings us a significant snow event.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:18:30 PM
 
 

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


Pattison State Park


Pattison State Park trails

Last report 19 days ago

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Comments: Trails have not been groomed since 2/21/20. We have had unseasonably warm temperatures along with little snowfall. There is 10 inches of ski base with 12 inches of snow in the woods. Vehicle admission required.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:10:16 AM
 
 

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


Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area


MECCA trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Comments: MECCA Trails are open to recreationalists but please observe SOCIAL DISTANCING protocols. Spring conditions exist and the trail may be icy and fast. Trails are softening as the day warms up. Use snowshoes if walking on ski trails. Please do not walk on tracks set for skiing. Due to Corvid-19 the chalet is closed.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:41:31 PM
 
 

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


Potawatomi State Park


Potawatomi State Park trails

Last report 25 days ago

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Comments: Ski trails have deteriorated with recent above-freezing temperatures during the day, and below-freezing temperatures at night. **Please note that logging to address Emerald Ash Borer and Beech Bark Disease is currently in progress. North Norway Road is not available for skiing at this time. Please watch for signs and stay away from areas posted as CLOSED. Thank you!

Last Updated: Friday, March 06, 2020 1:35:52 PM
 
 

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


Copper Falls State Park


Copper Falls State Park trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Trails are no longer being groomed for the season.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:23:09 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

Last report 11 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Trails are technically still open but not recommended for skiing. Trails will not be groomed regardless of snow conditions.

Last Updated: Friday, March 20, 2020 8:21:44 AM
 
 

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


Governor Knowles State Forest


Governor Knowles State Forest trails

Last report 22 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: The Brandt Pines Ski Trail System is open for foot traffic.

Last Updated: Monday, March 09, 2020 11:51:00 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-463-2898
Property information: Website


High Cliff State Park


High Cliff State Park trails

Last report 17 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: the ski season is over for the year

Last Updated: Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:47:20 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-989-1106
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit trails

Last report 22 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Grooming for the season has ceased. All trails are open to hiking. The Mountain Bike\Horse trail is closed to bikes and horses until the trail dries out.

Last Updated: Monday, March 09, 2020 3:11:30 PM
 
 

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


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit


Greenbush trails

Last report 21 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are not open to foot traffic.


Comments: Trails are mostly ice, and skiing is not recommended. Warm temperatures and rain/slush in the forecast for this week.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:53:38 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 262-626-2116
Property information: Website



Zillmer trails

Last report 21 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Large, muddy open patches. Trails are not skiable, and are open to foot traffic.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:47:23 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 262-626-2116
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit


McMiller trails

Last report 21 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Grooming operations have come to an end for the 2019-2020 season in the Kettle Moraine-Southern Unit. Trails are now open to hiking and leashed pets. Thanks for a great season, see you next year!

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:46:39 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Hotline: 262-594-6202
Phone: 262-594-6215
Property information: Website



Nordic trails

Last report 21 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Grooming operations have come to an end for the 2019-2020 season in the Kettle Moraine-Southern Unit. Trails are now open to hiking and leashed pets. Thanks for a great season, see you next year!

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:46:21 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Hotline: 262-594-6202
Phone: 262-594-6215
Property information: Website


Kohler-Andrae State Park


Kohler-Andrae State Park trails

Last report 18 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: No snow remains on trail

Last Updated: Friday, March 13, 2020 12:13:10 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-451-4080
Property information: Website


Lake Wissota State Park


Lake Wissota State Park trails

Last report 22 days ago

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM


Last Updated: Monday, March 09, 2020 8:04:06 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-382-4574
Property information: Website


Newport State Park


Newport State Park trails

Last report 22 days ago

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Monday, March 02, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Comments: There are bare spots with debris on Europe Bay and Newport Trails.

Last Updated: Monday, March 09, 2020 5:03:57 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-854-2500
Property information: Website


Peninsula State Park


Black trails

Last report 12 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are not open to foot traffic.


Comments: The Black Loop is not maintained or groomed in the winter. This trail is in poor condition and skiing is not recommended.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:11:10 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Blue trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM


Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:35:50 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Brown trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Comments: The connection between Purple and Red loops has been groomed. ADVISORY: Portions of this trail are not maintained and have downed trees, use of the full trail is not recommended.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:36:44 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Green trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM


Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:36:04 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Orange trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Comments: ADVISORY: Do not use the south section of orange loop, significant deep and running water present on trail.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:35:07 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Purple trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Comments: There may be some exposed trail surface on hills.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:36:16 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Red trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Comments: There may be some exposed trail surface on hills.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:35:38 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



White trails

Last report 12 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are not open to foot traffic.


Comments: The White Loop is not maintained or groomed in the winter. This trail has downed trees, standing water and is in poor condition, use of the trail is not recommended.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:10:58 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website



Yellow trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM


Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:35:24 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-868-3258
Property information: Website


Perrot State Park


Perrot State Park trails

Last report 17 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Trails have very little snow or are completely bare with mud and ice.

Last Updated: Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:13:46 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-534-6409
Property information: Website


Whitefish Dunes State Park


Whitefish Dunes State Park trails

Last report 14 days ago

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: The snow base has melted and trails are no longer groomed for skiing.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:31:49 AM
 
 

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


Hoffman Hills State Recreational Area


Hoffman Hills State Recreational Area 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.


Buckhorn State Park


Buckhorn 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.


Governor Nelson State Park


Morningside trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Oak Savanna trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



RedTail Hawk trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Woodland trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kinnickinnic State Park


Kinnickinnic State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Lake Kegonsa State Park


Lake Kegonsa State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Mirror Lake State Park


Fern Dell trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Hastings trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Ishnala trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Newport/Kilbourn trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Northwest trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Pioneer trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Turtleville trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Wildcat Mountain State Park


Wildcat Mountain State Park 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.


Blue Mound State Park


Blue Mound State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Brunet Island State Park


Nordic trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Governor Thompson State Park


Governor Thompson 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.


Interstate State Park


Skyline trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


Escanaba trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Lumberjack trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Madeline trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



McNaughton trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Raven trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Peshtigo River State Forest


Spring Rapids trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Point Beach State Forest


Red Pine trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Ridges trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Wyalusing State Park


Wyalusing State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Last revised: Wednesday, March 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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