Algonquin Park has three networks for winter trails specifically designed and reserved for cross-country skiing. Two winter trails are packed and groomed on a regular basis whereas one wilderness ski trail is offered, where no grooming takes place.

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  • Fen Lake Ski Trail

    Much of this trail travels through the hardwood forest typical of Algonquin’s west side. It offers four loops of 1.25, 5.2, 11.4 and 13.0 km and offers both easy and more challenging sections. All trails are groomed and track set and a 6 km section also offers a lane for skate skiing. A shelter and toilets are located at the beginning of the trail and at Fen Lake.

    Length: 1.25 to 13 km (groomed)

    Location: The Fen Lake Ski Trail is located at the West Gate.

    Difficulty & Rationale: Easy to moderate

  • Leaf Lake Ski Trail

    The Leaf Lake Ski Trail system provides some of the most beautiful vistas and exhilarating skiing available in Algonquin Park. The trail selections range in length from 5 to 51 km and vary from easy to very difficult. All trails are groomed and track set, plus three loops that are groomed for skate skiing. Shelters and toilets are available at several locations within the trail system.

    Length: 5 to 51 km (groomed)

    Location: The Leaf Lake Ski Trail is found at km 53.9 of Highway 60 (or about 2 km west of the East Gate).

    Difficulty & Rationale: Easy to difficult

  • Minnesing X-Country Trail

    The Minnesing Trail is located on the north side of Highway 60, 23 km from the West Gate. The Minnesing Trail has four loops ranging in distance from 4.7 to 23.4 km. The trail is maintained for backcountry wilderness skiing and is not groomed. Proper equipment for deep snow is required.

    Length: wilderness = not groomed

    Location: The East Gate of Algonquin Park is at km 55.8 of Highway 60. The East Gate is 5.4 km west (on Highway 60) of Whitney, Ontario

    Difficulty & Rationale: Easy to moderate