Cross-Country Skiing

Find hundreds of miles of cross-country ski trails in the Wisconsin Rapids area this winter. Well-groomed cross-country ski trails take winter trekkers to some of the area’s most beautiful natural areas. Two of the area’s best ski areas are the Nepco Lake Area Trail and the Powers Bluff Area Trail. This winter, go on a Wisconsin Rapids area cross-country skiing adventure.

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Nepco Lake Area Trail one mile south of Wisconsin Rapids on County Z. The 125-acre park is open year round for outdoor activities from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are 6.25km (3.8 miles) of ski trails on rolling terrain. Trails are groomed for skate and classic skiing by River Cities Nordic Ski Club. Passes can be purchased at the trailhead.  Daily trail pass is $4 for students and adults. Skiers under seven years of age are free.  Annual trail pass for students and adults is $10 and $25 for a family.

Powers Bluff Area Trail is located just west of the information center at Powers Bluff. The trail is approximately 1.75-miles long and although primarily rated moderately advanced, some sections are rated difficult. The trail is very scenic, marked, and groomed during the winter season.

Richfield Area Trail is located seven miles north of Pittsville on County Trunk Highway A, and then one-half mile east on Heggelund Lane. The trail, approximately five-miles long, is routed across open fields, through forests, and along Puff Creek to provide additional scenic value. There is also a two-mile and one-mile trail. All trails are marked and groomed during the winter season.

Sandhill Wildlife Area includes three distinct loops, varying in length from 2.5 miles to five miles. Bring your cross-country skis and experience the quiet cold of winter.


At each county trailhead there is a self-registration station for purchasing a daily or annual pass. The trail pass must be purchased from Wood County Parks and Forestry Department prior to entering the trail. Please call (715) 421-8422 for current prices and information.