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SKI TRAIL PROFILE: Willow River State Park

The lower part of the Willow River Trails meanders along the beautiful Willow River.

Many of the State Parks of Wisconsin and Minnesota offer excellent Nordic skiing, and we've been checking a lot of them out lately.  Willow River State Park near Hudson, WI is one of these great State Park Trails!

Willow River State Park certainly isn't known as a premier Nordic destination, but it really should be.  You have a remarkable amount of terrain, beautifully flowing trails, and generally great grooming.  If you look up from the trail, you're sure to see a wide variety of wild life surrounding you, ranging from huge Swans in the river to deer in the meadows and ridges.

The trails go up as you approach the "Pioneer Trail" at Willow River State Park.

Following are the basic things that you need to know about Willow River State Park's Trails:

Location:  Willow River State Park, just east of Hudson, WI.  Click HERE for the Google Map.

Trail Distance & Technique:  14K of trail, all groomed for skate and classic

Terrain:  A wide variety of St. Croix River Valley Terrain is common, ranging from flats along the beautiful Willow River to speedy Oak Ridge Trail downhills descending from the bluffs.  There is something here for everyone!

Grooming:  Grooming is done by a great group of volunteers known as the Willow River Ski Club.  The trail is generally in very good condition.

Fees:  A Wisconsin State Park vehicle pass is required and donations may be made to the Willow River Ski Club.

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