Best Cross-Country Skiing in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular cross-country skiing in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota cross-country skiing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Whitewater State Park


Eroded white clay along the banks of the Whitewater River causes its water to appear milky white in the spring. This white water impressed the Dakota Indians, who were the first to inhabit the area an…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Saint Charles, MN - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 2.5 miles Best Trail in mn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Great River Bluffs State Park


Hikes in southeastern Minnesota are noted for their spectacular views of the Mississippi River Valley, great expanses of farmland, and nearby cities. Most of the hikes at Great River Bluffs are easy t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Winona, MN - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4.5 miles
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#3. Tamarack Nature Center


A fun place to hike and a great place to learn about nature, Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Township is a 320-acre preserve within the larger Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park. Explore the…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
White Bear Township, MN - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 2.9 miles
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#4. Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area


Hiking the Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area is like learning a really great secret, the kind you’ll have no problem keeping all to yourself. Hidden behind a nondescript trailhead in the…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Long Lake, MN - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 3.1 miles
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#5. Theodore Wirth Park


Theodore Wirth Park is not only steeped in local history, it is also packed corner to corner with year-round activities for all outdoor lovers, be it on the golf course (club or disc), hiking trails,…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Minneapolis, MN - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles
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#6. Salem Hills Trails


This 4.5-mile linear trail at Harmon Park cruises a mellow course through wildflower-packed meadows and pine-hardwood forest on smooth, flowing, and gently rolling singletrack. It’s the perfect place…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Inver Grove Heights, MN - Cross-Country Skiing, Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles
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