Northland Arboretum Trails
The Northland Arboretum boasts nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing wih nearly 5 kilometers lighted for evening skiing. The trails are designed to accommodate all ages and skill levels and are considered among the best in Minnesota. The arboretum is used extensively by junior high and high school runners and skiers for both practice and competition.
In winter months, the trails are groomed professionally by the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club.
SUMMER TRAIL USE: (map below)
Arboretum trails are open sunup to sundown every day of the year.
SEE MAP BELOW
TRAIL USE FEE - $5 per adult / $1 per child 12 & under.
NO CHARGE FOR ARBORETUM MEMBERS.
After hours payments can be made at the drop box at the trail head at the Visitor Center parking lot.
WINTER SKIING: (map below)
Lighted cross-country ski trails from 4:30 to 10:00 each night.
No snowshoeing, walking or dogs on the ski trails.
Faster skiers pass on the LEFT and ANNOUNCE with "track".
Do not "skate" on / over set classic tracks.
Take out all trash with you.
Take all dog waste with you.
The Arboretum is a non-smoking grounds and facility.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST have a Minnesota Ski Pass to cross country ski on the Arboretum ski trails.
Minnesota Ski Day Passes only are available at the Arboretum Visitor Center for $6 each. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. The closest place to pick up your day, year or three year pass is Mills Fleet Farm in Baxter, MN. Minnesota Ski Passes are available any place where fish and game licenses are sold. The cross country ski trails are open with the first groomable snow. Please check the skinnysky.com website (Brainerd Nordic Ski Club puts ski trail conditions here).
Parking fee donation of $5.00 is asked from all non-members.