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Cross-Country Skiing

Local trails made for those long skinny skis

Lowes Creek County Park

Just minutes south of Eau Claire, experience 250 acres of cross-country ski, snowshoe, and pet walking bliss. The two-way trail system separates skiers from snowshoers, and has many loops and shortcuts giving you a wide selection of route…

S. Lowes Creek Rd.
Eau Claire
 (715) 839-4738

Northwest Community Park Trail

Moderate difficulty. Several loop trail options double as mountain bike and ski trails. Some are narrow and steep. From the North Crossing (Hwy 312) head north on Jeffers and turn right away on E. Prairie Lane to Arrowhead Drive to Van Es…

650 Van Es Parkway
Eau Claire

Pinehurst Park

5.5 Acres. Hockey rink (boarded), ice skating, nature trails, parking lot, recreational field, scenic views, shelter, BMX bike park/pump track, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, sledding/tubing hill, and toilet facilities.

3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Red Cedar State Trail

Easy difficulty. Small bluffs with a waterfall will be on one side and the Red Cedar River on the other side. Bald eagles frequently sighted. Going other direction from Dunnville takes you through the Dunnville State Wildlife Area across a…

921 Brickyard Road

River Road Cross Country Ski Trail

Enjoy two separate trails for intermediate and advanced skiers through rolling terrain and along the more-gentle grade of the River Road to the parking area.

about 2.5 miles north of Cornell

 (715) 726-7920

Tower Ridge - Cross Country Skiing

This popular cross-country ski site is the largest 12 miles of groomed trails in west central Wisconsin, and has both hilly and flat areas. Trails snake through wooded, rolling terrain and offer fun to all skill levels. In addition to the…

955 S82 Ave.
Eau Claire
 (715) 839-4738