County Rd NN and Walters Rd, Eagle, WI
GPS coordinates: Lat[masked] Long [masked]
This trail system, on County Highway NN south of the Village of Eagle, WI provides skiing for skate and classical stride skiers. The trails traverse some significant terrain which provides great training opportunities for all skiers. The trails pass through primarily hardwoods forest and pine plantations. Five trails of different distances and degrees of difficulty greet skiers of all abilities. McMiller's heated shelter building with flush toilets and some vending machine refreshments is open on weekends. The trails are open every day of the week.
Fees (Payable to the Wisconsin DNR):
1. A WDNR Vehicle Admission Sticker: Required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks and recreation areas. Vehicle with out-of-state plates Annual $35 Daily $10. Vehicle with WI license plates Annual $25 Daily $7
2. A WDNF Trail Pass: Required for all X-country skiers age 16 or older (in addition to vehicle admission sticker). Wisconsin resident or non-resident pass is: Annual $20 Daily $4.
3. NOTE: There's an additional $5 fine for anyone who fails to pay the fee before using the trail (if there's a self-registration station available.)
Most visitors buy their daily or annual sticker when they get to a state park and forest entrance. Forest headquarters: Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mondays - Saturdays; and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays. Forest HQ is located at S91 W39091, HW 59 (West of) Eagle, WI 53119 Phone: [masked]
Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted when the park office is open. Self-registration stations are available for payment of fees when the office is closed. Annual admission stickers and state trail passes can be purchased over the phone by calling the DNR at [masked] between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
I don't see any information on ski rental. So if you're renting, you may need to rent before you travel up there.
Use GPS coordinates, Walters Road intersection with Highway NN. Trailhead is at end of Walters Road.
Don’t wear cotton. Cotton absorbs sweat, then you’ll get wet and then cold. Don’t wear downhill or snowmobile outfits. You’ll soon be overheated from the activity of x-country skiing. You should have a slight chill as you start skiing. You’ll soon warm up! Practice jogging or speed walking in the outfit you’ll wear x-country skiing. You’ll be able to gage how many layers you’ll need to wear. Usually I’m wearing 2 lite layers, and glove liners without the gloves. You’ll also need wraparound sun glasses for the snow glare. Goggles will for up when you get heated-up.