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.
For more 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 Trails at Dunton Locks County Park are divided into two separate trail systems. The trails north of the parking
lot, behind the upper "Eagles" picnic shelter provide a wonderful view of Muskrat Lake and the hardwood forests common
to Becker County. The terrain is rolling with small trail segments graduating into steeply rolling. These trails are
groomed for classic style skiing only.
More trails exist south of the parking lot over the bridge and past the tram. These trails offer a view of Lake
Sallie and the Soo Pass Ranch. The trails range from relatively open and wide to narrow and wooded. The terrain is
more level to slightly rolling. Trails are regularly groomed for classical style skiing.
Parking for 20-30 vehicles is located at the County Park on Co. Hwy. 19 adjacent to the DNR Fish Hatchery. 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.