Cross Country Skiing Trails Near Me

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Use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next cross country skiing trail adventure.

Here you'll find long-distance trails in both remote regions of the West and in populated parts of the East and Midwest.

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Top Cross Country Skiing Trails Near Me

Rock Creek Park Trails

District of Columbia - 8.5 miles
Asphalt, Dirt

Lake Artemesia Trail

Maryland - 1.35 miles

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

District of Columbia, Maryland - 184.5 miles
Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Mount Vernon Trail

Virginia - 18 miles
Asphalt, Boardwalk

WB&A Trail

Maryland - 13.1 miles

Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

Virginia - 45 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Cross County Trail (VA)

Virginia - 40 miles
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Savage Mill Trail

Maryland - 1.2 miles
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Patuxent Branch Trail

Maryland - 4.5 miles

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

Maryland, Virginia - 3.3 miles

Lake Accotink Trail

Virginia - 4.5 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park

Maryland - 2.5 miles

B&A Trail

Maryland - 13.3 miles

Indian Head Rail Trail

Maryland - 13.4 miles

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

Maryland - 19.7 miles
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Virginia - 15.7 miles

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Helpful Information about Cross Country Skiing Trails

If you're like us and can't wait to hit the snow in the winter, you can use to find cross-country skiing trails and trail maps. Comedian Steven Wright once said, "Cross-country skiing is great.if you live in a small country," but we beg to differ and are envious of those that can take advantage of this rewarding sport.

Rail-trails in particular make great cross-country skiing trails since most railroads were built fairly straight with gentle (often less than 3%) grades. Though some trails are plowed in the winter, many are left snow-covered for snow-sport uses. Often you'll find that you have the trail all to yourself in the winter months. The only downside is that some trailside amenities close in off-season months.

Before you head out, it's also best to check the recent snowfall and cross-country trail conditions with the trail's managing entity; links to these agencies are typically listed in the Related Links box for each trail on The Cross Country Ski Areas Association also provides helpful resources, including information about how to dress for your trip, a list of retail outlets for the equipment you'll need, as well as a podcast and video tutorials for new skiers.

Have fun and please share your experiences on by posting photos and a review of your favorite cross-country skiing trail. We're sure that your thoughts on how well the trail was groomed, what amenities were still available, and any commentary on the sights you enjoyed along the way will be appreciated by your fellow snow travelers.

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