Near Dodgeville in Iowa County of southwestern Wisconsin, the 5,000 acre Governor Dodge State Park has trails winding through narrow gorges past soaring rock sculptures of limestones and sandstones. Get ready for steep hills, bluffs, deep valleys, oak-hickory woods and a waterfall.
The park provides 18 miles of groomed cross country ski trails.
The Meadow Valley / Gold Mine Loop is 7 miles of hardpacked track with green and white blazes. The trailhead is located at Cox Hollow Beach about 5 miles north of Dodgeville.
Overall, Meadow Valley / Gold Mine Loop is the 23rd most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Wisconsin.