Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails

2/25/21 Rental season is over.See you in December! All ski trails are open for hiking.

2/25/21 Fat-tire bike trails are in fair condition. We are evaluating the trails daily. If they are deemed too icy or muddy, we will not rent bikes. Please call for the latest updates and to rent a bike 320-354-5894.

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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Winter Trailhead - 2/25/21 Closed for the season
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:
Daily Rentals:
$10 for members; $20 for nonmembers
$5 for students(children pre-K through college)
Full Weekend use: $20 for members; $40 for nonmembers  (may pick up on Friday afternoon and return Monday morning)
Damage deposit for off-site use: $30, fully refundable with equipment return.
******1st rentals free w/ purchase of new membership*****
******Cash or Check Please******

Equipment may be taken off-site (except for kicksleds)
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.