Cross Country Skiing Trails

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Use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next cross country skiing trail adventure.

Here you'll find long-distance trails in both remote regions of the West and in populated parts of the East and Midwest.

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Top Cross Country Skiing Trails Near Me

Lehigh Valley Trail

New York - 16.4 miles
Crushed Stone

Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

North Carolina - 2.3 miles
Dirt

Valkommen Trail

Kansas - 2.5 miles
Asphalt, Concrete

Green Diamond Rail-Trail

Illinois - 4.3 miles
Asphalt
Accordion

Wadhams to Avoca Trail

Michigan - 12 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Mountain Division Trail

Maine - 9.7 miles
Asphalt, Gravel

White Plains Trail

Kentucky - 1.5 miles
Asphalt

Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail

Maine - 5.9 miles
Gravel

Ridgefield Rail Trail

Connecticut - 2.3 miles
Gravel

Historic Smithville Park Trails

New Jersey - 3.9 miles
Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

California - 25.4 miles
Dirt, Gravel

Path of the Flood Trail/Staple Bend Tunnel Trail

Pennsylvania - 11.8 miles
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

West Fork Trail

West Virginia - 22 miles
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry Branch

California - 5.04 miles
Dirt

Animas River Trail

Colorado - 9.4 miles
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Fraser River Trail

Colorado - 6.3 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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Helpful Information about Cross Country Skiing Trails

If you're like us and can't wait to hit the snow in the winter, you can use TrailLink.com to find cross-country skiing trails and trail maps. Comedian Steven Wright once said, "Cross-country skiing is great.if you live in a small country," but we beg to differ and are envious of those that can take advantage of this rewarding sport.

Rail-trails in particular make great cross-country skiing trails since most railroads were built fairly straight with gentle (often less than 3%) grades. Though some trails are plowed in the winter, many are left snow-covered for snow-sport uses. Often you'll find that you have the trail all to yourself in the winter months. The only downside is that some trailside amenities close in off-season months.

Before you head out, it's also best to check the recent snowfall and cross-country trail conditions with the trail's managing entity; links to these agencies are typically listed in the Related Links box for each trail on TrailLink.com. The Cross Country Ski Areas Association also provides helpful resources, including information about how to dress for your trip, a list of retail outlets for the equipment you'll need, as well as a podcast and video tutorials for new skiers.

Have fun and please share your experiences on TrailLink.com by posting photos and a review of your favorite cross-country skiing trail. We're sure that your thoughts on how well the trail was groomed, what amenities were still available, and any commentary on the sights you enjoyed along the way will be appreciated by your fellow snow travelers.

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