Cross Country Skiing Trails

Explore cross country skiing trails on

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.

Find Cross Country Skiing Trails by StateHelpful information about Cross Country Skiing Trails

Top Cross Country Skiing Trails Near Me

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

New York - 4.1 miles

Old Erie Path

New York - 3 miles
Dirt, Gravel

Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail

New York - 1 miles
Crushed Stone

South County Trailway

New York - 14.4 miles
Asphalt, Concrete

Old Putnam Trail

New York - 1.25 miles
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

New York - 4.9 miles
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

North County Trailway

New York - 20.7 miles

Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway

New York - 1.2 miles

Morris Canal Greenway

New Jersey - 4.1 miles
Dirt, Grass

West Essex Trail

New Jersey - 2.84 miles
Cinder, Gravel

Jones Point Path

New York - 2 miles
Ballast, Dirt

Heritage Trail (NY)

New York - 15.1 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Putnam Trailway

New York - 11.9 miles

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

New Jersey - 7 miles
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

New Jersey - 3 miles
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Ogden Mine Railroad Path

New Jersey - 2.7 miles
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Find Cross Country Skiing Trails by State

Register for Free with TrailLink Today!

View over XXX trail maps
Share your trail photos
Create & save custom routes
Find new trail near you
Leave reviews for trails
Submit new trails to our site
Register Now

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 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 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 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.

Find Trails by Activity

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google