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Afton 1  Afton State Park    30.6k       651-436-5391
  Trails range from beginner to advanced. 
Anoka 2  Anoka Nature Preserve    3.5K       763-576-2971
  Trails run through the Anoka Nature Preserve. Groomed 3 to 5 days per week. Very nice rolling terrain. 
Anoka 3  Green Haven Golf Course    5K       763-576-2971
  Rolling terrain groomed 3 to 5 days per week. Very pretty! Park in the course parking lot and trailhead near the first tee.  
Apple Valley 4  Valleywood Golf Course    5km      
  The local school district Nordic ski team grooms some trails (weather permitting). Always park outside of the gate, even if it is open. 
Bloomington 5  Hyland Lake Park Reserve    9 recent reports 10.8k       763-694-7687
  A couple of good loops, although it seems to get more wind-blown than other metro trails. New in 2013, 5K snowmaking loop. 
Burnsville 6  Alimagnet Park    4.5km      
  Short, relatively flat trails. The park has been used for skijoring in recent years. 
Burnsville 7  Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve    19.3k       952-447-6913
  Expert only trails. Some of the most exciting and challenging trails in the metro. They need a really good snow cover to be open. 
Burnsville 8  Terrace Oaks Park    10.9k       952-895-4500
  A great hilly trail system completely in the woods. Because of the woods, the trails hold their snow better than most. 
Chanhassen 9  Lake Minnewashta Regional Park    5km       952-466-5250
  Trails meander along the edge of Lake Minnewashta, through forested and prairie area of this 340-acre park. Separate trails are groomed for skiing and walking. 
Chaska 10  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum    14km       952-443-1400
  Classic only cross-country trails that wind through wooded areas, around wetlands, and through tree and shrub collections. Warm up in the lodge-like Oswald Visitor Center. 
Coon Rapids 11  Bunker Hills Regional Park    20k       763-757-3920
  Flat to slightly hilly terrain trail loops. A 12K skijoring loop has been added in recent years. 
Coon Rapids 12  Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park    10km       763-767-2827
  Primarily flat trails along the Mississippi River, north and south of the Coon Rapids Dam. 
Cottage Grove 13  Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park    8K       651-430-8240
  4.9 miles of ski trail that are skate and classic. Also, there are 5.5 miles of multi-use packed trail for walkers, fat bikes and skijoring. This area has several hills and heavily wooded ravines. 
Eagan Lebanon Hills Regional Park   
Trailheads: 14 Visitor Center, 14 Holland Lake, 14 West Trailhead
20.1k       651-554-6530
  Trails wind through the hilly, wooded countryside and around scenic lakes and ponds. Nearly all trails are classic only -- skating only allowed on trails at the West Trailhead. 
Eden Prairie 15  Staring Lake Ski Trails    7.5K       952-949-8479
  Located across from Flying Cloud airport. Fairly wooded. 
Edina 16  Braemar Golf Course    4.5K       952-903-5750
  Braemar Park offers two trails that are groomed over the golf course. 
Edina 17  Hornet Hiihto Trails    4.5K      
  Located in Creek Valley Park, the trails run behind Creek Valley Elementary and Edina High School. There is a 1/2K snowmaking loop. 
Elk River 18  Otsego Park    2.5km       763-682-7693
  1.5 miles of classic groomed trails. Trail overlooks Mississippi River, woods and native prairie. Good for beginners. 
Elk River 19  Woodland Trails    15km      
  Maintained by Elk River Nordic Nordic Ski Club, these trails have become a hot-spot for fantastic skiing in the North Metro. Trails are largely wooded over rolling terrain, but some sections have good climbs and descents. Trails consist of several interconnected loops and are aptly named--be sure to check out the "Top-of-the-World" and "Gravity Box" as well as "Wash Pond Flats" to the NE of the biathlon range. There is not a warming shack, but at least one port-o-potty at the main parking lot. Primarily groomed for skate (not always tracked for classic). 
Falcon Heights 20  University of Minnesota Golf Course    6K       612-625-8790
  The Univ of Minnesota Center for Outdoor Adventure is providing high quality, frequently groomed skiing right in the heart of the metro at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. 
Farmington 21  Whitetail Woods Regional Park    11K       952-891-7000
  Scenic park with trails bordering a lake, hills and wetlands. Ski trails primarily rolling. Adjacent to UMore Park. Some segments of the trail are shared use with hikers. 
Hastings 22  Spring Lake Park Reserve    10km       651-438-4671
  Schaar's Bluff offers groomed ski trails wind through the woods and along the bluffs overlooking the scenic Mississippi River valley.  
Hastings 23  St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park    10km       651-430-8240
  St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park is a 579 acre Regional Park located on the wild and scenic St. Croix River. The park offers a variety of landscape types including rolling upland fields, wooded ravines and 3/4 mile of river frontage.  
Lake Elmo 24  Lake Elmo Park Reserve    16k       651-430-8370
  Mix of woods and open prairie over rolling terrain. All trails are groomed skate and classic. Almost 9K of lighted trails. 
Lake Elmo 25  Sunfish Lake Park    13.1k       651-777-5510
  Most trails ramble through hardwood forest along any of several routes across all difficulty levels. Camel Back provides some fun hills, but Oak Run is particularly exciting. Morgan Lane offers beautiful view of a pond from a birch-lined ridge while effortlessly gliding back to the trailhead. Deer and winter songbirds frequently seen. 
Lakeville 26  Ritter Farm Park    7K       952-985-4608
  Trail in woods and prairie. Multi-use trail (i.e. walkers), Groomed by local snowmobile club roughly twice a week.  
Lino Lakes 27  Chomonix Golf Course    10K       651-482-8484
  Mostly flat terrain, about half the trail is in the open the rest in the woods.  
Mahtomedi 28  Gateway State Trail    7 mi      
  Intermittently groomed, double track, usually from Jamaca Ave up to Pine Point Park. 
Maple Grove 29  Elm Creek Park Reserve    5 recent reports 15.8k       763-694-7894
  Some of the best ski trails in the metro area. Fantastic night skiing on their lighted trails! New in 2003, a 2.5K man-made snow loop. 
Maple Plain 30  Baker Park Reserve    12.6k       763-694-7660
  The trails pass through a nice combination of woods and lakes. 
Maplewood 31  Battle Creek Regional Park East    6.0k       651-748-2500
  Rated easy to difficult. Parking located along Lower Afton Road, east of McKnight Road.  
Marine on St. Croix 32  Jackson Meadow    10.5K      
  Rolling trails along the St. Croix River bluff located at Jackson Meadows. Most of the trail system is south of the housing area, although some trails are set at the Central Meadow. 25% of trails are singletrack classic-only (narrow, 6 ft wide trails). 
Marine on St. Croix 33  William O'Brien State Park    17.7k       651-433-0500
  A wonderful course, mainly in the woods, with a number of good hills. 
Minneapolis 34  Chain of Lakes    8K      
  This trail is groomed across the chain of lakes in Minneapolis: Brownie, Cedar (including Cedar Lake Park), Lake of the Isles, and Lake Calhoun. Usually not groomed until mid-winter, once the ice is safe for vehicles. 
Minneapolis 35  Columbia Golf Course    3.5K       612-230-6520
  Located off Central Ave, in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. One of the oldest golf courses in the Cities. Most of the trail system is on the west side of the park. 
Minneapolis 36  Hiawatha Golf Course    3K       612-724-7715
  Located just off Minnehaha Parkway, north of Lake Nokomis. 
Minneapolis 37  Theodore Wirth North    9 recent reports 13K      
  North Wirth Park includes 13 kilometers of groomed trail. The North Wirth trails include a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. Trails include Hap Lutter Loop (lighted, 3.3K snowmaking), Skyline Trail, Back-40/Twin Lake Trail, Judy Lutter Trail, and Tornado Alley Trail. 
Minneapolis 38  Theodore Wirth South    10K      
  South Wirth Park includes 10 kilometers of groomed trail, with a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. Trails include JD Rivers Loop, Wirth Lake Loop, Eloise Butler Trail, Quaking Bog/Norm Oakvik Trail and Bridge Trail. 
Minnetrista 39  Burl Oaks Golf Club    6.5K       952-472-7017
  The golf course trail wanders through thick strands of woods, around ponds and over gentle hills. Restaurant and bar with an outdoor fire pit near the front side trail to stay warm and enjoy a hot chocolate. 
New Brighton 40  Irondale Trails    2.9K      
  Trails flow on hilly terrain along Rice Creek on Ramsey County open space land. Maintained by Irondale high school ski team and volunteers. Access from Irondale athletic fields or Poppyseed Drive. 
Plymouth 41  Eagle Lake Regional Park    6km       763-694-7695
  The trail is located about two blocks West of Hwy 169 on Bass Lake Rd. Overall this is a nice little gem. The terrain is very gentle and seems an ideal place for a family with small children or beginner skiers.  
Plymouth 42  French Regional Park    9.3k       763-694-7750
  A nice set of trails with rolling hills. The first lighted trail system in the metro, it still attracts a lot of after-work skiers. 
Prior Lake 43  Cleary Lake Regional Park    15.4km       763-694-7777
  Trails range from beginner to intermediate level. 6.8km of the trails are lighted daily until 10 p.m.. 
Ramsey 44  Rum River Central Regional Park    9K       763-757-3920
  Trails wind through a slightly hilly section of old growth forest along the Rum River.  
Richfield 45  Wood Lake Nature Center    4K       612-861-9365
  A beautiful little nature preserve right in the middle of Richfield. 
Rosemount 46  Lone Rock Trail    18K       651-423-2455
  Groomed trails through gently rolling terrain, woodland, and agricultural land. Part of the U of M's UMore Park. 
Saint Paul 47  Battle Creek Regional Park West    8.0k       651-748-2500
  Top notch, hilly and twisting course through prairie and woods. There are 4K of lighted trails. Parking lot located off Winthrop St. Ski Games trail segment is located on west side of Battle Creek Rd. 
Saint Paul 48  Como Golf Course    5k       651-488-9673
  Trails are on the golf course. Some nice hills but most of the course is pretty exposed. There is one back leg that is quite shaded and seems to hold snow long after the rest of the course loses it. Rentals at the chalet. 
Saint Paul 49  Fort Snelling State Park    18.0k       612-279-3550
  The most popular trail is the Pike Island loop offering views of the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers.  
Saint Paul 50  Highland 9-hole Golf Course    3.5K      
  Rated beginner to intermediate. 
Saint Paul 51  Phalen Golf Course    10K       651-266-6400
  Most of the trails are on the golf course, thus pretty open and fairly flat. The course really winds back and forth. 
Shoreview 52  Grass Lake    5.0k       651-748-2500
  Part of the Vadnais-Snail Lakes Park, these trails have both wooded and marsh land characteristics. Easy to intermediate level of difficulty.  
Stillwater 53  Brown's Creek Nature Preserve    4.5K      
  Located on the western edge of Stillwater, a primarily flat to moderate course with classic and skating. 
Stillwater 54  Pine Point Park    6.5km       651-772-7935
  Small park near the end of the Gateway Trail. There is beautiful scenery with trails winding through pine forest, and near small lakes and picturesque farms. The course is quiet, sheltered, and has a lot of fun roling hills. Most of the terrain is intermediate in difficulty. 
Vadnais Heights 55  Vadnais/Sucker Lakes    9k       651-748-2500
  Trails wind around Sucker and Vadnais lakes. Generally flat terrain.  
Victoria 56  Carver Park Reserve    20.5k       952-446-1801
  Trails available for beginning to intermediate skiers over a wide variety of terrain, from, hardwood forests to marshlands. 
White Bear Township 57  Tamarack Nature Center    5.0k       651-407-5350
  Ski through beautiful prairie, woodland, and marsh, with abundant wildlife. 1km practice loop. Easy to intermediate level of difficulty. Visitor center with ski rental. 

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