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Aitkin 1  No Achen Trail    10K       218-927-7364
  No Achen Bicentennial ski trail winds through wooded areas and around small lakes. Varying degrees of difficulty from easy to difficult. Known locally as the Tank Trail. Crosses private land, please stay on the trail.  
Battle Lake 2  Glendalough State Park    6.0m       218-864-0110
  One of the last large tracts of undeveloped lakeshore in western Minnesota (9.2 miles) lies within the park. The gently rolling topography is an excellent example of original landscape transition from prairie to northern hardwoods. This hilly, lake-strewn, and partially wooded countryside is an excellent setting for x-country skiing. Most trails are fairly level, and easy to ski. 
Brainerd 3  Crow Wing State Park    10.3k       218-829-8022
  Nice trails through the woods along the Mississippi River. Novice to Intermediate. 
Brainerd 4  French Rapids Ski Trails    16k       218-963-4762
  Some incredible climbs and descents. Offers stunning views of the Mississippi River. Mainly expert trails. 
Brainerd 5  Northland Arboretum    20k       218-829-8770
  Nice winding trails, the Arboretum trails are rated beginner to moderate and are located right in Brainerd. Nearly 5K of the trails are lighted. 
Brainerd 6  Pine Beach Trail    40k       800-272-4867
  Cragun's has upgrade the grooming in recent years. Connects with Legacy Trails. 
Brainerd 7  Wolf Lake Ski Trails    15K       218-824-1115
  The terrain is level to hilly. The forest is a mixture of hardwoods and mature pine. 
Cambridge 8  Spirit River Nature Area    6 km      
  Trails roll through the woods along the Rum River, in the West Park section. 
Cambridge 9  Springvale County Park    8km      
  Mildly rolling to level trails in multiple loops through prairie and woods. 
Carlos 10  Lake Carlos State Park    5 mi       320-852-7200
  Classic-only trails are moderate in difficulty and cover rolling terrain. 
Center City 11  Wild River State Park    55k       651-583-2125
  With trails from beginners to expert and a very modern, heated trail center, Wild River State Park is one of the hidden gems for cross-country skiing in eastern Minnesota. The Aspen Knob loop is extremely challenging. 
Cokato 12  Collinwood Park    6.5km       763-682-7693
  4 miles of classic groomed trails. Intermediate level. Trails go through woods and open grass lands, view of Collinwood Lake and wetlands. Deer, turkey and pheasants are likely to be seen.  
Collegeville 13  Saint John's Abbey Arboretum    19.2K      
  Almost 20 kilometers of skating and classic trails over mostly hilly terrain. Located adjacent to Saint John's Abbey, University, and Preparatory School.  
Crosslake 14  Nordic Ridge Recreation Area    9.4K       218-692-4271
  Trailhead is at the Crosslake Community Center. 
Deerwood 15  Larson Lake    20K       218-824-1115
  Roughly 7km groomed for skating (outer loop plus interior segment). Rolling hills of hardwoods and some mature red and white pines. 
Fergus Falls 16  Spidahl Ski Gaard    20.0K       218-736-5097
  Spidahl Ski Gard (farm in Norsk) is a private touring center located in sugar maple hills four miles south of Maplewood State Park. It has trails groomed for classical and skate skiing with ski and snowshoe rentals available. The owners, Cindy and David Spidahl, love to ski and it shows in the trail layout and grooming. 
Glen 17  Vispo County Park    3K       218-927-7364
  Vispo is a Aitkin County Park located 13 miles South East of Aitkin. Vispo is an old farmstead that is is now managed for open spaces as well as timber and recreation. Vispo trails offer a combination of open rolling hills as well as small lakes and wooded areas. 
Glenwood 18  Barsness Park    4k       320-634-3636
  Trails wind through the park's 150-acre wildlife preserve. Located on the south end of Glenwood. A technical, hilly course. 
Kensington 19  Andes Tower Hill Ski Area    20km       320-965-2455
  Nice variety of terrain on mostly wooded trails adjacent to commercial ski area. Both classical and skating tracks. On some Saturdays, breakfast is served at a warming house halfway down the trail--call for availability. 1.5km lighted. 
Maple Lake 20  Robert Ney Regional Park    5.6km       763-682-7693
  3.5 miles of classic groomed trails. Marshes and forest canopy, excellent area to view wildlife. Intermediate skiers will enjoy this park. With small hills and flat areas it is an excellent destination.  
McGregor 21  Remote Lake Solitude Area    7.8K       218-426-3271
  Hardwood forest and conifer stands along rolling hills with 13 km of wilderness touring with vista overlooks and 100-foot elevation changes. Log shelters. Located northeast of McGregor in the Savanna State Forest, adjacent to Savanna Portage State Park.  
McGregor 22  Savanna Portage State Park    13K      
  Trails are next door to the Remote Solitude Area. 
Milaca 23  Milaca Trails    10.0k       320-983-3141
  The city of Milaca trails are single tracked and groomed for traditional skiiing. These trails are open to mountain biking (12 mi.) in the non-snow season. 
Monticello 24  Harry Larson County Forest    3.2km       763-682-7693
  Two miles of classic groomed trails. Just North of Lake Maria State Park this is and excellent warm up. With rolling terrain, mature oak forest with pockets of big tooth aspen, this is primarily for the intermediate skiers.  
Monticello 25  Lake Maria State Park    26.0k       763-878-2325
  Beginner to intermediate skill level, primarily intermediate. Rolling terrain goes through wooded areas, old growth forest areas, and past lakes and ponds. 
Monticello 26  Montissippi Park    3.5km       763-682-7693
  Two miles of classic groomed trails. These trails are set on a paved trail. Flat trails through a pine plantation next to the Mississippi River. Good for first time or beginner skiers.  
Moose Lake 27  Moose Lake State Park    5km       218-485-5420
  Easy to moderate skiing.  
Mora 28  Vasaloppet Nordic Center Trails    15K       320-679-2629
  This trail system starts and ends at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, located on the north edge of town. The Nordic Center offers a waxing room, showers, and a sauna and is open throughout the season. 5K of lighted trail. Snowmaking operations. 
New London 29  Sibley State Park    16.8K       320-354-2055
  Intermediate to challenging trails with lots of ups and downs. Double tracked, predominantly one-way loop trails. Skate ski from park office to Mt. Tom for a spectacular winter panoramic view of the area. 
Nisswa 30  Grand View Lodge - The Pines    23 km       800-432-3788
  Gentle trails running through The Pines Golf course at Grand View Lodge. Trails groomed by Ginzugroomer on a daily basis, mostly classical with about 10K skating. Mostly Intermediate to some Expert. 
Onamia 31  Mille Lacs Kathio State Park    32K       320-532-3523
  Ski trails available for beginners to expert skiers. The park has 10.9 K of easy trail, 12.4 K of moderate trails and 8.7 K of difficult trails. All trails go through wooded terrain. Ski rental is available in the park.  
Outing 32  Washburn Lake Solitude Area Trails    21.3k       218-947-3338
  Located in the Land O'Lakes State Forest, the trails are rated novice to expert. 
Palisade 33  Long Lake Conservation Center    5K      
  Long Lake Conservation Center is a Aitkin County Park located 6 miles south of Palisade. The classic only trails offer beautiful views from heavy timber and black spruce bogs to overlooks of Long lake. 
Saint Augusta 34  Warner Lake Park    6km       320-255-6172
  The 3.5 miles of trails loop through beautiful hardwood and pines and around the lake. Trail segments for all abilities. 
Saint Cloud 35  Graystone Trails    17km      
  About 17km total of trail loops near the St. Cloud penitentiary. Some scenic woods and great hills. Just a mile from the Mississippi, trails run on land that was formerly a farm and takes skiers through pastures, forests, and apple orchards. Trails are mostly easy to intermediate with a few challenging hills. 
Saint Cloud 36  Riverside Park    2.5k       320-255-7216
  Flat to rolling hills right in downtown St. Cloud, just above the Mississippi River. 
Saint Cloud 37  VA Medical Center    2.5km      
  Located across the street from Apollo High School, the flat, grass field (one small hill) is groomed and offers a decent low snow skiing option. 
Saint Joseph 38  Kraemer Lake-Wildwood County Park    6.3K       320-255-6172
  The four miles of trails loop through hardwood forest and around wetlands. There are trails for every ability. Truly a beautiful site to see! 
Sandstone 39  Audubon Center of the North Woods    13K       320-245-2648
  The trails go through mixed forest and one section is in an open wetland area. The Center is located 6 miles east of Sandstone on Grindstone Lake. Open to the public.  
Sandstone 40  Banning State Park    19km       320-245-2668
  Beautiful classical trails through the woods and along the Kettle River with its scenic rapids. 
Sartell 41  Mississippi River County Park    6.1km       320-255-6172
  The 3.5 miles of trails loop through pines and hardwood forest and offer beautiful views of the Mississippi River. The trails are rated as easy. 
Sauk Centre 42  Sauk Centre Public School Trail    3.25K      
  Trails are located between the athletic fields and the Sauk River on the east side of town. The trails are rated easy to moderate with cut-offs to avoid the few large hills. 
South Haven 43  Stanley Eddy Park Reserve    12km       763-682-7693
  Two units with a combined 7.5 miles of trail. Trail is very hilly excellent big woods environment. Experienced skiers.  
Spicer 44  Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center    10K       320-354-5894
  Varied terrain featuring prairie, woods, wetlands and scenic views from atop glacial ridges. Nice area for novice and intermediate skiers. 
Sturgeon Lake 45  Camp Miller Loop    9 mi       218-393-3595
  The 9 miles of groomed ski trails spread over 340 acres at the YMCA Camp Miller. Wooded, lakeshore, some small vistas. Few people, skijouring welcomed. Check in with Director upon arrival.  
Wadena 46  Black's Grove Park    9K      
  The park consists of virgin pine and hardwood forest covering a nice variety of terrain with a pristine stream, Oak Creek winding through it. Park amenities also include a log shelter with fireplace.  
Waite Park 47  Quarry Park and Nature Preserve    6.8km       320-255-6172
  The 4.2 miles of trails loop through trees, wetlands, prairies, and past granite quarries and rock remnants. Trails are rated Easy and Intermediate. Parts of the trails are groomed for skate skiing along with the classic. Check out the four miles of lighted trails. 
Warman 48  Vasaloppet Public Ski Area    25K       320-679-2629
  Also known as the Vasaloppet practice area. Located about 12 miles north of Mora. Uses much of the Vasaloppet trail system near the start of the race. Open throughout the season. 
Willmar 49  Swan Lake Ski Trails    5 km      
  This system of trails runs on the moderately rolling terrain of the Eagle Creek Golf Course. Trail head is situated between Eagle Creek and Swan Lake and offers a great skiing experience for any level of skier. Groomed and maintained by volunteers of the Willmar Nordic Ski Club.  
Zimmerman 50  Sand Dunes State Forest          763-878-2325
  Rolling trails through the Bob Dunn Recreation Area at Lake Ann, in Sand Dunes State Forest. Five loops: Green and South Red (Campground) Loops are beginner, mostly level; Blue, Yellow and North Red Loops are Intermediate, and the Orange Loops is a hilly "More Difficult". Ski trails adopted and maintained by Backcountry Trail Patrol. 

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