Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails

trail groomingTRAILS

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 year-round 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.  

Also, please note that pets are not allowed in buildings, with the exception of service dogs.
 

Equipment Rental

Winter Trailhead Hours
Note: These hours apply when snow conditions on trails accommodate skiing.

cross country skiingWeekends:
Saturdays, 9 am to 5 pm.
Sundays, 12 pm to 5 pm.
Weekdays:
typically 8:30 am to 4 pm. Please call ahead to confirm staff will be onsite. 

Cross country skis: 
Daily Rentals:
$5 for members; $12 for nonmembers
$5 for students(children pre-K through college)
Full Weekend use: $10 for members; $25 for nonmembers
Damage deposit for off-site use: $30, fully refundable with equipment return.
******New members ski free on their first visit w/ purchase of membership*****.

Snowshoes:
1-Day rate: $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers
Full Weekend use: $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers
Damage deposit for off-site use: $20, fully refundable with equipment return.

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.