Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Wild River State Park

Trail conditions:

Wild River received 2-3" of snow January 21-23. All trails were regroomed 1/27 except for the skate ski trails. Trails are in fair to good condition overall. Dry Creek, Deer Creek and the Pioneer trails will provide the best skiing. Conditions are reasonably good on the Old Logging, Mitigwaki, Walter F. Mondale River, Trillium and Nevers Link trails. The Highland Hills and Amador Prairie trails were groomed 1/24. Prairie trails, open sections and steep hills are in worse condition. Ski trails remain closed to hiking. Walking and snowshoeing are allowed on designated trails only. No walking or snowshoeing is permitted on any portion of a ski trail. Our ski and snowshoe concessionaire will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and some Fridays. Extreme cold weather may result in early closures. Call 651-387-4692 for information or to reserve equipment.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 2"
Trail mileage: 24
Difficulty: all levels (track)  all levels (skate)

The trail(s):
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 ( to confirm that the rental shop will be staffed and equipment will be available.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gathering area of the Trail Center will be closed. Restrooms are 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.

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Last updated on January 27, 2022. Local snow depth is 8".

Getting there

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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