More than 20 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails vary from open sections with spectacular views of Downtown Minneapolis, to wooded trails overlooking scenic lakes.
See the Loppet website for hours, rental prices, and trail maps.
Winter activities at Theodore Wirth Park are offered through a new partnership with the Loppet Foundation. Explore 700 acres of urban forest and try winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, off-road cycling, and more. To learn more about park hours and building locations, view park information.
Skijoring a growing winter sport in which a dog assists a cross-country skier. The skier and the dog each wear a harness, and are connected by a length of rope. Learn more about skijoring trails on the Loppet website.
See the Loppet website for information about trail passes.
Columbia Golf Course
The 3.5 kilometer trail is groomed for both classic and skate skiing. The trail is not lighted.
Hiawatha Golf Course
Chain of Lakes
Generally very flat, the Chain of Lakes Trails are great for beginners or anyone wanting a leisurely ski through some of Minneapolis’ most beautiful areas. Access the trail from anywhere around the lakes. Ski all the way to the Wirth Chalet in North Minneapolis with only two road crossings.
- Cedar Lake Park (3 km)
- Cedar Lake and West Cedar Lake (3 km)
- Kenilwirth Channel (2 km)
- Lake of the Isles (3.5 km)
- Bde Maka Ska (5 km)
There are no indoor facilities or ski passes available at the following locations.