Cleary Lake Winter Trailhead
When the snow falls, Cleary Lake Golf Course becomes the Cleary Lake Winter Trailhead. Glide along cross-country ski trails, head out for a winter hike, or take your pup for a stroll on a dog trail. Rent skis and warm up with snacks and beverages at the visitor center.
Things to Do
6 miles of trails
Cleary Lake Regional Park has cross-country ski trails for all skill levels. Trails wind through rolling hills and hardwood forests. The Golf Course Loop trail is shared with skijorers and snowshoers. Rent skis at the visitor center, and purchase your daily or annual ski pass at the visitor center or online. Check the trail conditions before you head out.
3.8 miles of trails
Walk your dog on miles of trails that wind through the park. Dogs are allowed on paved and turf trails with a six-foot, non-retractable leash. Owners must pick up after their dog.
Get your blood pumping with a brisk walk. A trail with rest stops and a water pump loops around Cleary Lake. The trail has connections leading to the Scott West Regional Trail for east and west connections from the park.
Skijoring & Dog Sledding
Visitor Center Hours & Information
The visitor center is closed.
At the Cleary Lake Visitor Center (clubhouse), you can rent classic and skate skis, purchase snacks and beverages, and buy your daily or annual ski pass.
Visitor Center Hours
Monday–Sunday: 9 AM-5 PM
Ski Trail Conditions
Trails at Cleary are groomed daily. Please check conditions before you visit.
Cross-Country Ski Passes
Purchase a daily or annual ski pass at the visitor center, or buy your annual pass online. Three Rivers cross-country ski passes are required for all skiers 12 and older.
NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON: Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow; same-day reservations are available. Reservations can be made online or over the phone by calling 763.559.6700. Due to limited equipment and indoor capacity, reserving equipment prior to arriving is highly encouraged.
Reserve Skis Online at Cleary
Lighted Ski Trails
Cleary offers 2.8 miles of lighted cross-country ski trails. Lights are on daily from 5 AM–sunrise and sunset–10 PM.
Parking is available outside the visitor center. See the interactive map above for more information.
For summer operations, please visit the Cleary Lake Golf Course page.