Best Iowa Cross Country Skiing Trails

Iowa has 15 cross country skiing areas.

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Iowa offers over ten good cross country ski and skate ski trail destinations. The best Iowa cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Mines Of Spain Recreation Area, Big Creek State Park, Nor-Ski Runs, Waubonsie State Park, and Paint Creek Unit Winter Trails. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Iowa cross country skiing trail below.

Featured CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS

Paint Creek Unit Winter Trails

Near Marquette in northwest Iowa, the 8,500 acre Yellow River State Forest has miles of cross-country trails in the Paint Creek Unit. The trail run through through oak-hickory forest rife with wild turkeys, deer, Coopers hawks and woodchucks.  MORE INFO

Linn Creek Greenbelt Parkway

Near Marshalltown, the Linn Creek Greenbelt Parkway is an 8 mile route open to snowmobiling and cross country skiing. It runs along Linn Creek and the Iowa River. It links several parks and recreation areas.  MORE INFO

Luster Heights Unit Winter Trails

Near Marquette in northwest Iowa, the 8,500 acre Yellow River State Forest has miles of cross-country trails in the Luster Heights Unit. The trail run through through oak-hickory forest rife with wild turkeys, deer, Coopers hawks and woodchucks.  MORE INFO