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Cross-country skiing is a popular activity during the winter months in Becker County. Multiple public agencies, area
resorts, and even private individuals maintain a number of ski trails throughout the County.
Cross-Country Ski trails within Becker County are maintained to varying degrees; from minimum maintenance level to a regularly
groomed basis. Some trails may require a Minnesota State Ski Pass.
Check with the trail sponsor regarding any rules and requirements.
XC Ski Conditions and Nordic Ski Club Activities Updates
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For area trail details, see the links below...
The trails at Mountain View Recreation Area wind their way through a mature, mixed hardwood forest. While the local
terrain is rolling to steeply rolling, the trails are laid out to accommodate all level of skiers, from beginners to
the more experienced. Trails are wide and are regularly groomed for both classical and skate style skiing and offer
several different loops. Parking for 10-15 vehicles is located along Tower Road. The Minnesota State Ski Trail Pass
is currently NOT required.
The Pickerel Lake Ski Trails are a mix of narrow, single track trails and forest roads. These trails meander
through area hardwood forests and past several small potholes, offering numerous opportunities to spot deer, grouse,
and many other forms of wildlife. The 9.1 km of trails are bisected by a local snowmobile trail and are groomed
occasionally. Parking for 4-6 vehicles is located at the end of Sunset Road off Co. Hwy. 25. The Minnesota State
Ski Trail Pass is currently NOT required.
This cross-country ski trail has two loops. The two mile loop will take you through a field, among the oak-maple
forest and along the shores of Tamarac Lake. The Pine Lake loop is nearly 6 miles and will guide you around Pine Lake
with spectacular views. Both trails are generally even terrain with a few short hills to keep your trek interesting.
This ski trail is occasionally groomed by volunteers. Parking is located along Co. Hwy. 29 and can accommodate 6-8
vehicles. The Minnesota State Ski Trail Pass is currently NOT required.