Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Wild River State Park

Trail conditions:

Wild River received around 15" of snow from March 21-26, but there was rain and ice in the mix too. Our grooming equipment is at the region shop getting the tracks changed over to tires for fire season, so we have no capability to groom trails, nor is it typically worth it with spring snowstorms. Snowshoe reports have been good, and some are trying to ski in a track. Trails will also remain open for walking, but please wear footwear with good traction, and be respectful of places with ski tracks. Remember that pets must be on a leash in the state park.

Trail conditions: unknown
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 1-3"
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.


  • 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.

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Last updated on March 27, 2024. Local snow depth is 13".

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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