Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Beaver Brook Ski Trail

Spooner, Wis.

Trail Options:   10 km of classic groomed trails, plus ungroomed snowshoe & backcountry trails.

Trail Description: Beaver Brook Ski Trail is a couple of miles south of Spooner off USH 53. It traverses the Beaver Brook Wildlife Area including Beaver Brook, a natural trout stream. In addition to its 10 plus kilometers of classically groomed trails, the area is also laced by a series of ungroomed snowshoe/walking trails which lend themselves comfortably to backcountry style/off track skiing. The terrain is generally rolling with several good hills and a couple of flatter loops. Although it is not far from civilization it is described as a good place to go to get a way from people. Despite a small amount of distant freeway noise, it has a removed feeling and is home to many deer and other wildlife. The backcountry skiing is on the west side of the trails as is a spring pond. The trails are well signed and it is easy to get to. Take Cranberry Marsh Road off USH 53 about one mile to the parking lot. There is no trail fee, but donations are accepted.

Ownership: Wisconsin DNR

Key Partnerships: Glide & Stride Ski Club

Facilities: Parking. Food, lodging, ski shop nearby in Spooner

Fees: Donations

Info: 800/367-3306

Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

Dogs Permitted
Dogs Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Dogs Permitted

Trail Location


USH 53 to Spooner, exit Cranberry Marsh Rd. Follow one mile to parking lot.

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Landmark dates in the history of Nordic Trails in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the United States Cross Country Ski Team including Bill Koch — who would later go on to win a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics – came to Telemark to train, 1978 when the first World Cup cross country ski races were held on the Telemark Trails, and also that year the Worldloppet League, an affiliation of international cross country ski marathons, was formed by Tony Wise at Telemark.

After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with Nordic Trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.