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Brule River State Forest


Afterhours trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: The trails were groomed and tracked on (3/19). The entire trail system has been groomed and tracked. Conditions vary from ok to very good in certain sections of the trails. Skate lanes have some equipment ruts and the tracks are thin to full depth depending on where you are. Grooming will be suspended for the season unless conditions improve.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:27:42 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

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Comments: The Overlook Trail was groomed and tracked this morning and is in good shape with half track depth. Oak Ridge and River View Trails were not groomed because of base hardness. There is half track available throughout the trail system. Be aware of changing trail conditions due to warm weather and glazing. We have 14 inches of base and 24 inches of snow in the woods. A vehicle admission sticker is required.

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:17:48 AM
 
 

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 Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: Tracked the green loop around Pallette Lake only. Laid nice track but snow is blocky crystal typical late winter snow. Conditions are fair as tracks will be fast in the Am and slow in the PM. Nebish Road is starting to thaw and is a bit muddy in a few spots. Nebish Road should is firm after cold nights but by late afternoon could get soft similar to the classic tracks. There is some debris in the track but not unusual for this time of year.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:25:19 PM
 
 

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


Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area


MECCA trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: MECCA Trails are open for spring skiing. The classic tracks and the skate deck were last groomed on 3/11. Trail conditions vary from ice, hard, corn snow, soft/wet. The Cabin is currently open daily through March 31.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:13:46 AM
 
 

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


Whitefish Dunes State Park


Whitefish Dunes State Park trails

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


Comments: Ski trails are not groomed at this time but ski trails are open for any spring skiers wanting to ski one more time this year.

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019 12:48:54 PM
 
 

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


Brunet Island State Park


Nordic trails

Last report 10 days ago

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Friday, March 01, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: Groomer is down for maintenance. Trail has not been groomed since the last snowfall.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:35:58 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-239-6888
Property information: Website


Flambeau River State Forest


Flambeau River State Forest trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Comments: Trails were rolled on 3/11 and groomed on 3/12 am Trail Passes Required. 3/15 trail to soft to groom

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019 2:57:10 PM
 
 

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


Governor Thompson State Park


Governor Thompson State Park trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Starting the spring thaw, still skiable but icy in the mornings and slushy in the afternoon.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:32:37 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-757-3979
Property information: Website


Hartman Creek State Park


Hartman Creek State Park trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Sunday, March 03, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Comments: The trails are no longer being groomed and the conditions are deteriorating quickly with the warmer weather and rain.

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019 9:30:59 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-258-2372
Property information: Website


Kinnickinnic State Park


Kinnickinnic State Park trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Grooming has concluded for the season. Trails are a mix of soft snow, slush, and standing water. All trails are open for foot traffic.

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:33:48 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-425-1129
Property information: Website


Lake Wissota State Park


Lake Wissota State Park trails

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


Comments: There is a fresh 4 inches of wet snow on the track. Warm temperatures is preventing grooming. The multi-use trail was groomed 03/12/19. Warm temperatures will continue to diminish trail quality.

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019 3:21:47 PM
 
 

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

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Comments: Rain and warmer temps have degraded conditions.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:12:53 AM
 
 

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


Peninsula State Park


Blue trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: As of 3/17/19 trails are no longer being maintained. Conditions may be icy with some bare spots.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:34:20 AM
 
 

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



Green trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: As of 3/17/19 trails are no longer being maintained. Conditions may be icy with some bare spots.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:34:31 AM
 
 

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



Orange trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: As of 3/17/19 trails are no longer being maintained. Conditions may be icy with some bare spots.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:33:41 AM
 
 

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



Purple trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: As of 3/17/19 trails are no longer being maintained. Conditions may be icy with some bare spots.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:34:45 AM
 
 

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



Red trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: As of 3/17/19 trails are no longer being maintained. Conditions may be icy with some bare spots.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:34:10 AM
 
 

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



Yellow trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Comments: As of 3/17/19 trails are no longer being maintained. Conditions may be icy with some bare spots.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:33:53 AM
 
 

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


Peshtigo River State Forest


Spring Rapids trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: We have ended ski trail grooming for the season.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:33:27 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-757-3965
Property information: Website


Point Beach State Forest


Red Pine trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: recent rain and warming temperatures have left the trails in poor condition.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:45:37 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-794-7480
Property information: Website



Ridges trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Comments: Recent rain and warm temperatures have left the trails in poor condition.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:44:16 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 920-794-7480
Property information: Website


Potawatomi State Park


Potawatomi State Park trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Comments: Trails were groomed and tracked on Sunday, March 10. After high temperatures and snow melt, trails are in poor condition.

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:02:54 AM
 
 

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


Black River State Forest


Black River State Forest trails

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


Comments: Rain and warm temperatures have caused the trail system to be unusable. We do not recommend use of any type until the snow and ice has melted.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:29:51 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-284-4103
Property information: Website


Blue Mound State Park


Blue Mound State Park trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments:

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:40:20 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-437-5711
Property information: Website


Copper Falls State Park


Copper Falls State Park trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Comments: Attempted to groom on 3/15 but trails were too soft. Unlikely that trails will be groomed again this season.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:48:57 AM
 
 

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


Interstate State Park


Skyline trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Due to warming temperatures, water, ice, and melting snow, the trail will not be maintained specifically for skiing. Trail is now open to foot traffic.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:41:26 AM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-483-3747
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: All trails at Lapham Peak are open to hikers. The mountain bike/horse trail is closed to mountain bikes and horses until the trail dries out sufficiently to prevent damage.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:35:09 AM
 
 

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


Kohler-Andrae State Park


Kohler-Andrae State Park trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Comments: Portions of the trail were plowed away for access to the southern campground loops. You could ski around the area but it would not be groomed.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:33:18 AM
 
 

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


Mirror Lake State Park


Hastings trails

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


Comments: 3/14 ~ temps in the 50's today and rain over the last couple days has significantly diminished the snow. Expect water on the trails in spots. Colder temps this weekend may offer some skiing but at this time we will no longer be grooming this season.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:23:43 PM
 
 

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



Turtleville trails

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


Comments: 3/14 ~ temps in the 50's today and rain over the last couple days has significantly diminished the snow. Expect water on the trails in spots. Colder temps this weekend may offer some skiing but at this time we will no longer be grooming this season.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:24:17 PM
 
 

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


Perrot State Park


Perrot State Park trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.


Comments: Grooming efforts have ended for the year. Most trails still have snow but are hard packed, icy or have bare spots.

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 3:43:17 PM
 
 

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


Wildcat Mountain State Park


Wildcat Mountain State Park trails

Trails are not groomed and are open to foot traffic.



Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:39:56 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: No
Directions: Map
Phone: 608-337-4775
Property information: Website


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.


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.



Zillmer trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit


McMiller trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Nordic 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


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.


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


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.


Peninsula State Park


Black trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



Brown trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.



White trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Governor Knowles State Forest


Governor Knowles State Forest trails

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.


Mirror Lake State Park


Fern Dell 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.


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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