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

Cedar River Trail (WA)

Washington - 15.7 miles
Asphalt, Gravel

Soos Creek Trail

Washington - 6 miles

Green River Trail

Washington - 19.6 miles

Yelm-Tenino Trail

Washington - 14 miles

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

Washington - 223.8 miles
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Washington - 31.5 miles

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

Washington - 6.5 miles

Issaquah-Preston Trail

Washington - 4.8 miles
Asphalt, Gravel

East Lake Sammamish Trail

Washington - 11 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

Washington - 17 miles
Dirt, Gravel

Coal Mines Trail

Washington - 4.7 miles

Willapa Hills Trail

Washington - 56 miles
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Wallace Falls Railway Trail

Washington - 3.7 miles

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

Washington - 30.5 miles

Yakima Greenway

Washington - 22.9 miles

Cowiche Canyon Trail

Washington - 3 miles
Dirt, Gravel

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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 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.

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