Carver Winter Trailhead

Hit the cross-country ski trails from the Carver Winter Trailhead. Bring your own skis or rent them from the Carver trailhead building. Drop in when you first arrive for information on trails or swing by when you’re done to warm up with a hot drink and a snack. For hiking, snowshoeing and sledding, head to Lowry Nature Center.

Hours Ski trails closed. See trailhead building hours below. Park hours: 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Carver PDF Maps

Carver Winter Map 

Find all printable maps of Carver on the Carver Park Reserve page.

Things To Do

Archery

Archery

a boy releases an arrow at an archery range in the winter.

The stationary archery range is open through the winter. 

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

a skiier on a wooded trail

11.3 miles of trails

Trails groomed for classic and skate skiing wind through the western portion of the park, passing scenic overlooks along the way. One trail leads to Lowry Nature Center. Don't forget to check the trail conditions before you head out.

Carver Trailhead Building

Ski trails are closed.

At the Carver trailhead building, you can rent classic and skate skis, a sit ski and a child ski trailer. You can also purchase daily and annual ski passes and find information about the trails. Snacks and hot drinks are also available.

Hours

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2:30–5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM. 

Hours vary depending on trail conditions, so give us a call to see if we’re open. 

Cross-Country Ski Passes

Skiers age 12 and older must have a daily or annual Three Rivers cross-country ski pass. Purchase your pass at the Carver Trailhead building, or buy an annual pass online.

Ski Trail Conditions

Check ski trail conditions before you visit.

Parking

Parking is available at the winter trailhead. See the interactive map above.

Other Trails

Other trails cannot be accessed from the winter trailhead. Hiking and snowshoeing trails begin at Lowry Nature Center. The sledding hill is just steps from Lowry. Hiking and dog walking is permitted on the winter walking trail near the dog off-leash area.

Summer

In the summer, the Carver Winter Trailhead is the Carver Archery Range.

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