Cross-Country Skiing

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Cross-Country Ski Trails

Most state forest roads and trails are open to cross-country skiing but these trails are maintained specifically with skiers in mind.

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State Forests

Maps of each state forest showing the trails and roads open to cross-country skiing.

Cross-country skis in the snow

Snow Conditions

Updated twice weekly from December 15 to March 15


The Bureau of Forestry has 560 miles of cross-country ski trails in 15 state forests and potentially all 3,671 miles of state forest trails are open to this use when snow covered. Contact the state forest office of your choosing for the latest trail information.

For detailed maps of each state forest and the cross-country skiing opportunities they have to offer please visit Find a Forest.

Many trails on state forest lands are available for multiple uses. By following a few simple guidelines on Trail Etiquette everyone can enjoy the many trails state forests have to offer. Download a PDF summary factsheet.