Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Holy Cross Trail
Trail Options: 9.6 km - Rolling terrain through a variety of forest types with a loop that surrounds a small lake.
Ownership: Price County Forest
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|N11901 Holy Cross Trails Lane, Phillips, WI; to reach the south parking area travel 7.5 miles on Hwy. 13 north of Phillips and then east 1.5 miles across the railroad tracks on Holy Cross Road (gravel); at the intersection, do not turn right, continue going straight .2 miles on Holy Cross Trail Road to the parking area. To reach the north parking area, take Hwy. 70 to Hicks (Landing) Road (blacktopped) east of Fifield, go south on Hicks Landing Road about 4.6 miles to the parking lot.|
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.