• Winter on the Trail

  • Winter on the Trail!

    Hike, Cross-Country Ski or Showshoe on 60 miles of the Root River State Trail System

    Step outside, strap on your boards and discover Minnesota's public cross-country ski trails. You'll find a variety of terrains that are sure to appeal to every age and skill level.

    Root River State Trail Ski Condition Report

    Ski Passes are required.

    All cross-country skiers on public ski trails who are aged 16 and above must have a Minnesota Ski Pass. You must sign your pass and carry it with you when skiing. Your ski pass fee helps support Minnesota's cross-country ski trail system.


    Daily ski pass: $6

    One-season ski pass: $20  

    Ski passes available at:

    • DNR Online
    • bp Gas Station, 100 Sheridan St W (Hwy 16)

    Ski Rental

    Ski rental costs are $10 for the first 2 hours, $2 for each additional hour, max $18. Includes skis, boots & poles. Rentals are first come first serve.

    Cedar Valley Resort
    905 Bench St
    Whalan, MN 55949

    Ski and Snowshoe Classes

    Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
    28097 Goodview Dr.
    Lanesboro, MN 55949


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