Best Ohio Cross Country Skiing Trails

Ohio has 5 cross country skiing areas.

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Ohio is known for five fun and beautiful XC ski routes. The best Ohio cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Chapin Forest, Hells Hollow, Punderson State Park, Lake YMCA, and Penitentairy Glen. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Ohio cross country skiing trail below.


Chapin Forest

East of Cleveland near Kirtland in the Lake County Metroparks, the popular Chapin Forest has 10 km of groomed cross-country ski trails rolling through hardwood forests. The top of the Lucky Stone Loop offers a scenic vista over Lake Erie and the downtown Cleveland skyline on the horizon.  MORE INFO

Punderson State Park

East of Cleveland in Newbury, the Punderson State Park has 10 miles of groomed cross country ski trails through woods and golf course. The grooming is intermittent and you should call prior to ensure that there is snow.  MORE INFO

Penitentairy Glen

East of Cleveland near Kirkland in the Lake County Metroparks, the Penitentairy Glen has several miles of backcountry skiing. The nordic ski routes wind through meadow and orchards.  MORE INFO