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.


  • 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

    Current Conditions:

    Fen Lake Ski Trail Map

  • 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

    Current Conditions:

    Leaf Lake Ski Trail Map

  • 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

    Current Conditions:

    Minnesing Ski Trail Map

  • Blue Spruce Ski Trail

    The Blue Spruce Nordic Ski and Snowshoe trails, located right behind our Oxtongue Lake store offer nearly 15 km of groomed and track set ski trials accessible right from our doorstep. Two highlights are the Look Out Trail with its high vantage point overlooking Oxtongue and the Rookery Trail that skirts a Heron Rookery with the huge nests very visible from the shore of the pond.  Part of this trail is also multi use with nearly 10km of snowshoeing trails.  You may also want to explore near by Ragged Falls by snowshoe too.

    For the winter of 2021-2022, the Blue Spruce trails are only open for guests of the Blue Spruce Resort.
    Call the Blue Spruce Resort office at 705-635-2230 for more information.

    Length: 15km Groomed & Trackset Nordic Ski Trails

    Location: Directly behind Algonquin Outfitters, Oxtongue Lake Store

    Difficulty & Rationale: Easy to Advanced

    Blue Spruce Ski Trails

  • Arrowhead Park Nordic Ski Trails

    The main park road and three parking lots are kept open for winter visitors and to host major events including the Annual Muskoka Loppet (, elementary school races and much more. In the winter, Arrowhead grooms and maintains more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails that are designed for classic skiing or skate skiing. Check the current trail conditions in the ski report. Each trail is rated for difficulty and ranges from beginner to expert. The park offers a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating trail. There are two warm-up shelters and an open fire pit at the top of the tubing hill! (Tubes provided).

    Length: 33km Groomed & Trackset Nordic Ski Trails (22km Classic & 11 Skate)

    Location: North end of Huntsville. 451 Arrowhead Park Rd. Huntsville P1H 2J4

    Difficulty & Rationale: Easy to Advanced

    Current Conditions:

    Arrowhead Nordic Ski Trail Map