Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Newman Springs Trail
Park Falls, Wis.
Trail Options: 11.2 km of trails. Portions of the trail have rolling terrain which provides scenic views of the area; groomed for classic only. Loop B is a snowshoe/fat bike route and is not groomed for skiing.
Ownership: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Key Partnerships: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Fees: Parking fee required
Info: 715-762-2461, 800-269-4505
Fat bikes Permitted
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|N16385 Hwy. 182/Forest Road 1903; from the intersection of State Highways 13 and 182 in Park Falls, drive east 12.5 miles on Highway 182 to the trailhead which is on the right (south) side of the highway.|
Current Trail Conditions
Most Recent trail report Feb 06, 2018
Trail A, D and E were groomed and tracked. Trails A and E are both in great shape for classic skiing. Due to conditions on D the track is shallow in some spots, but still in good condition for skiing. Base on the trails is roughly 9â€ and 16â€ + in the woods. With the cold temperatures overnight the trail should set up really firm.
Most Recent Grooming: Feb 06, 2018
New Snow in inches: 3
Base/Trails in inches: 9
Base/Woods in inches: 16
Open Trails: 5
KM Open: 12
Percent of Trails Open: 50
Km groomed for Classic: 8
Fat bikes Permitted
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.