Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails

TRAILS - Open year round dawn to dusk.

4 miles of mountain bike trails! Trails all start at gravel parking lot next to maintenance shop.

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Prairie Woods maintains approximately 10km of trails over rolling glacial terrain, through woods, and prairies, near ponds and wetlands. The trail network covers much of PWELC's 500 acres.
*Trails are open for walking and hiking during daylight hours Spring, Summer & Fall.
*Trails are groomed for cross-country skiing during the winter.
*Please do not walk or snowshoe on groomed xc ski trails.
Dogs are not allowed on groomed ski trails. Dogs must be in close control of their handlers and kept on a leash. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, with exception of service dogs.

trail grooming**Equipment rentals will be done on a reservation basis. Please call at least 24 hours in advance. If you would like equipment reserved for the weekend, call by Noon on Friday. We will not have regular trailhead hours.** 

Equipment Rental Prices:

Cross country skis / Snowshoes / Kicksleds / Kayaks / Canoes / Fat tire bikes:
Daily Rentals:
$10 for members; $20 for nonmembers
$5 for students(children pre-K through college)
Full Weekend use for skis and snowshoes: $20 for members; $40 for nonmembers  (may pick up on Friday afternoon and return Monday morning)
Damage deposit for off-site use of skis and snowshoes: $30, fully refundable with equipment return.
******1st rentals free w/ purchase of new membership*****
******Cash or Check Please******

Ski and Snowshoe equipment may be taken off-site.
Other groomed trails within 10-15 minutes of Prairie Woods include Sibley State Park to the north and Robbins Island and Swan Lake Trails to the south in Willmar.