Best Wisconsin Cross Country Skiing Trails

Wisconsin has 33 cross country skiing areas.

  September 25, 2018

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Wisconsin offers over thirty cross country ski routes from which to choose. The best Wisconsin cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be American Birkebeiner Trail, Eagle River Nordic Area, Minocqua Winter Park, Seeley Hills Ski Trail, and Levis Trow Mound Trail. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Wisconsin cross country skiing trail below.

Where Can I Cross Country Ski In Wisconsin?


FEATURED:  Eagle River Nordic Area

  Eagle River, Wisconsin

  July 8, 2016

Located in northeastern Wisconsin, the Eagle River Nordic Center has 55 km of groomed trails through towering old hardwoods. For a backcountry experience, the Anvil Trail System passes through deep maple forests. A nice seven mile loop can be formed using the Ninemile Run Trail, Lake Loop and Devils Run Trail.

FEATURED:  Ahnapee State Trail


  August 5, 2016

North of Green Bay, the gentle 30 mile Ahnapee State Trail runs from Casco to Algoma to Sturgeon Bay along an old railgrade. This ungroomed trail passes pass through the Ahnapee Wildlife Refuge and Forestville Millpond. Bedrock outcrops of the Niagara Escarpment can be found throughout the state park.

FEATURED:  Rock Lake Trail

  Cable, Wisconsin

  April 6, 2018

East of Cable, the local favorite Rock Lake National Recreation Trail is a multi-loop cross country ski system totaling 20km winding through deep forest. It is a great winter retreat. The cross country ski trailhead for the Rock Lake Trail is located seven miles east of Cable.

FEATURED:  Timberland Hills


  August 7, 2016

Northwest of Cumberland, the 24km Timberland Hills trail system rolls over challenging terrain. The trails are machine groomed for classical and skate.

FEATURED:  Lakewood Cross-Country Ski Trail

  Cable, Wisconsin

  April 3, 2018

East of Lakewood, the Lakewood Cross-Country Ski Trail winds through beautiful, wooded settings with rolling hills. The 22 kilometer main trail, known as the blue trail is continuous between McCaslin Brook Country Club and County F. Several secondary loops connect to the blue trail.

FEATURED:  Nordic Woods


  July 18, 2016

West of Stone Lake, the Nordic Woods trail systems has 11km of cross country skiing trails winding through woodlands and around lakes. It is located on SR70 between Spooner and Stone Lake.