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.

Hours See Visitor Center hours below. Park hours: 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Cleary PDF Maps

Cleary Winter Map 

Find all printable maps of Cleary on the Cleary Lake Regional Park page.

Things to Do

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

a cross-country skier on a groomed trail.

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.

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

two people walking a small dog on a paved trail

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.



kids hiking in the snow through the woods

3.8 miles

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 and Dog Sledding

Skijoring & Dog Sledding

a man cross-country skiing with a dog.

1.5 miles of trails

Skijoring is allowed on certain cross-country ski trails with an annual or daily ski pass.



four people snowshoeing on a sunny day.

1.5 miles of trails

Get out and explore winter. Snowshoeing is allowed on the designated cross-country ski trails when no race is scheduled. Snowshoes are available to rent at the Visitor Center. See rental rates.

Visitor Center

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

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.

Ski Trail Conditions

Trails at Cleary are groomed daily. Please check conditions before you visit.

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.

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