Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions
Wild River State Park
Spring is officially here, and ski trails are closed for the season. Grooming will also be suspended. Skiers are welcome to continue skiing, but closing the trails opens them up for other uses including hiking. Please note that there will be varying trail conditions and plenty of ice, slush and snow on the trails for several weeks or more. Please use appropriate footwear and consider wearing traction devices on your boots until the ice clears. It has been a great winter season. Thanks everyone!
|Trail conditions: closed|
|Trail groomed? partially|
|Trail base: 4-6"|
|Trail mileage: 24|
|Difficulty: all levels (track) all levels (skate)|
The park grooms 19 miles of cross country ski trails, including 5 miles of skate ski trails, and 15 miles of classic trails. The park also maintains 5 miles of combined winter hiking and snowshoe trails. In addition, the park offers 13 miles of backcountry (ungroomed/not packed) trails for snowshoeing, winter hiking and backcountry skiing.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for skiing. The full corridor width of groomed ski trails is reserved for skiers. The trails traverse through prairie, upland oak savanna and maple basswood forests as well as the bottomland hardwood forests of the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. Hours of operation and the availability of rental equipment may vary depending on snow cover or extreme cold. Please contact Wild River Ski Rental (www.wildriverskirental.com) to confirm that the rental shop will be staffed and equipment will be available.
- The gathering area of the Trail Center is available for use. Restrooms are also available at the Trail Center.
- Daily ski passes are sold at the park office. Annual ski passes are available on-line.
- Rentals are available for skis and snowshoes at the Trail Center on weekends.
- Winter camping is available; contact park for details.
Last updated on March 20, 2023. Local snow depth is 25".
39797 Park Trail
Center City, MN 55012
From I-35, take State Highway 95 to County Road 12. Drive 3 miles on County Road 12 to the park entrance.
Parking available at the trail center.
Phone: (651) 583-2125
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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