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.