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Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


Madeline trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Comments: The entire Madeline trail system was groomed and tracked. Trails are in very good condition. There are a few locations with some low-hanging branches / trees, but the majority of the trail is in excellent condition.

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:01 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 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Comments: 7 new snow overnight. Groomed to perfection this morning. Some soft spots but overall excellent conditions. Trails are on rolling glacial terrain through pine, spruce and tamarack forests. A heated chalet with a vault toilet, wax bench, and changing room is located at the Cabin trailhead. There is a second trailhead at the Little Turtle Flowage parking lot.

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:34:43 PM
 
 

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


Brule River State Forest


Afterhours trails

Trails are groomed for skate cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Comments: We have rolled the entire trail system and started grooming and leveling the base. We are expecting a few inches of snow Wednesday night and will be working to groom and track the majority of the trails on Thursday 12/12. Ski conditions should be very good by this weekend.

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:33:04 PM
 
 

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


Governor Thompson State Park


Governor Thompson State Park trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Comments: Otter trail is excellent to good condition groomed and tracked. All other trails are rolled and untracked, but grooming should occur by the weekend.

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:17:33 PM
 
 

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


Hoffman Hills State Recreational Area


Hoffman Hills State Recreational Area trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were groomed (corduroy/levelled) on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Comments: Trails are to be groomed on December 13. The track setter is currently broke down so tracks will not be set. There is almost 10 inches of base on the trails already so conditions should be good once their groomed.

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:32:33 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-232-1242
Property information: Website


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


Escanaba trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Comments: 7 -8 inches of new snow today covered all tracked areas. Will be conditioning and tracking tomorrow but will not be ready until later in the day if all goes well. To summarize, there are no tracks at this time, but leveling and tracking will occur tomorrow, Friday, with the goal of having tracks on at least two of three loops by the end of the day. I will report when tracking is completed.

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:58:43 PM
 
 

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


Peshtigo River State Forest


Spring Rapids trails

Trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and were tracked on Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: The ski trails at Spring Rapids within the Peshtigo River State Forest were rolled, groomed, and tracked over the weekend. Condition ranges from fair to good.

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2019 3:55:45 PM
 
 

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


Red Cedar State Trail


Red Cedar State Trail

The trail is groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing and was tracked on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Comments: The trail is expected to be groomed on December 13. There is a deep base of snow >10", so once they're groomed conditions should be good to excellent.

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:35:04 PM
 
 

State Trail Pass required for cross-country skiing: Yes
Directions: Map
Phone: 715-232-1242
Property information: Website


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit


Greenbush trails

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


Comments: The snowstorm of Dec. 1 has brought between 3-6 inches of new snow to the forest. The northern end near Greenbush received the heaviest totals, and the ski trails there have been rolled.

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:44:26 PM
 
 

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


Flambeau River State Forest


Flambeau River State Forest trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Comments: The southern half of the trail system has had the trees removed and has been packed. You could classic ski it but there are no tracks and even after packing it is still very soft. The northern half of the system has not been packed yet. Our grooming machine broke down again today while attempting to clear trees. No estimated time of completion. It will all depend on when we can get our machine back.

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:26:59 AM
 
 

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


Newport State Park


Newport State Park trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Friday, December 06, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Comments: Europe Bay and Monarch Trails have been packed, with track set on portions of the trails on Dec. 5th. 2"-3" of powdery snow fell last night (Dec 9), filling in some of the bare spots. Trail work continues, as Newport Trail has now been cleared of trees and branches.

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:44:01 PM
 
 

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


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


Lumberjack trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Comments: Cleared trees on the green loop today and packed with snowmobile. This trail gets packed only and is open to multiple uses.

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:17:27 PM
 
 

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



Raven trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Comments: The trail was cleared of down trees and limbs and packed. We hope to get track set before the weekend.

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:11:53 PM
 
 

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


Peninsula State Park


Blue trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Comments: The section of the Blue Loop from the intersection of Orange to where it meets Blue/Green has been rolled.

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2019 10:51:18 AM
 
 

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



Green trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM


Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:19:35 AM
 
 

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



Orange trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Comments: The upper portion of the orange loop has been rolled. There is a fair amount of standing water.

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2019 8:24:17 AM
 
 

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



Purple trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 2:00 PM


Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:27:04 AM
 
 

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



Yellow trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 8:00 AM


Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2019 10:51:06 AM
 
 

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


Whitefish Dunes State Park


Whitefish Dunes State Park trails

Trails are groomed for classic cross-country skiing and were packed (rolled/compacted) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Comments: About 1-2 of new snow was rolled and packed on Dec. 10. The trail base is very thin and will continue to build up with new snow in the coming days. Trails have the usual amount of debris and snow is extremely thin under the Cedar and Hemlock canopies in a few areas. For those who want to use rock skis to ski with no track, the trails will be adequate. The Green Trail on the north side of County WD is temporarily closed because of high water over a portion of the trail.

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:25:50 PM
 
 

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


Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest


McNaughton trails

Last report 11 days ago

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


Comments: We received 2 significant snowfalls in the past week. No trail work was done during the gun deer season, but we will be getting out this week to begin packing the trails and clear any trees and limbs that came down in the storms. Updates will be posted here when available.

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2019 1:27:12 PM
 
 

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


Peninsula State Park


Black trails

Last report 10 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: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:15:08 PM
 
 

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



Brown trails

Last report 10 days ago

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


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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:15:17 PM
 
 

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



Red trails

Last report 10 days ago

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



Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:14:10 PM
 
 

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



White trails

Last report 10 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 is in poor condition and skiing is not recommended.

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:14:57 PM
 
 

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


Potawatomi State Park


Potawatomi State Park trails

Trails have not been groomed but were packed (rolled/compacted) on Monday, December 02, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Comments: About 7 inches of wet heavy snow fell on Dec. 1, which brought down a lot of branches, trees, and other debris. Trails have been cleared of major obstructions, but skiing is not recommended at this time due to debris and icy and bare patches.

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2019 11:01:11 AM
 
 

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


Lake Wissota State Park


Lake Wissota State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kinnickinnic State Park


Kinnickinnic 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.


Buckhorn State Park


Buckhorn State Park trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Copper Falls State Park


Copper Falls 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.


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


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.


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 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.


Pattison State Park


Pattison State Park 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.


Interstate State Park


Skyline trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit


Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit trails

Trails are not packed or groomed for skiing.


Perrot State Park


Perrot State Park 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.


Wildcat Mountain State Park


Wildcat Mountain 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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