McCarthy Beach State Park Cross Country Skiing

The 35th most popular XC Ski in Minnesota.

Northwest of Duluth and Virginia, the McCarthy Beach State Park has 9 miles of cross country skiing trails through deeply wooded forest. The trails follow rolling ridge lines on moraines between lakes and ponds.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Virigina, head west on US169 toward Hibbing. Just past Chisholm, turn north on CR5 for 15 miles to the park entrance.

Overall, McCarthy Beach State Park is the 35th most popular cross country ski area of all 39 Nordic ski destinations in Minnesota.

McCarthy Beach State Park Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  MSP (218) 254-7979; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Base Camp:  State Park Campgrounds; Stony Brook Horse Camp

Luxury Loding:  State Park Cabins

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  15862

McCarthy Beach State Park Cross Country Skiing Map


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