Geophysical Trail System Cross Country Skiing

The 15th most popular XC Ski in Washington.

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Near Newport, the Geophysical Trail System is a popular 6.6 mile trail system through rolling terrain and stands of fir and ponderosa pine, is located in a wildlife winter range area. Trails are groomed weekly.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Newport follow U.S. Route 2 across the Pend Oreille River into Idaho and turn north on LeClerc Road (county road 9305). Continue on road 9305 for 7.5 miles to the intersection with Indian Creek Road. Turn east and continue on Indian Creek Road for 1.5 miles to trailhead.

Overall, Geophysical Trail System is the 15th most popular cross country ski area of all 16 Nordic ski destinations in Washington.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  CNF (509) 684-3711 or 684-4557; Local Tourism (509) 684-5973; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800

Recommended Book:  "100 Best Ski Trails in Washington" from Tom Kirkendall

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/colville/

GPS:  48.2537, -117.1116

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  14956