Best cross country skiing trails in Saskatchewan, Canada

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Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Saskatchewan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of cross country skiing trails in Saskatchewan, Canada
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#1 - Moose Lake, Ski Hill Shelter, Sergeant Lake Loop via Batka Lake Trail Head
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
First off, welcome to Black Bear Country, so pack your bear spray. The Batka Lake Trailhead is located right on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border with the Eastern third of the lake being located in West Central Manitoba and the western two thirds are located in East Central Saskatchewan and represents the southern limit of the boreal forest, in its transition zone to aspen parkland. To get to the Trail head from Highway 57 take your first left after the Madge Lake Golf Course, this road will be clearly marked with a sign for Batka Lake and Duck Mountain Ski Resort. Take this gravel road for 3 km and take the 2nd right into the Batka Lake Campground. This 11.3 km long trail loop is apart of a year round accessible trail system that is typically used for cross country skiing in the winter months. This trail features a rolling terrain through a forest of white spruce, black spruce, tamarack larch, trembling aspen, balsam poplar, and paper birch dotted with plenty of underground spring fed lakes, creeks, fens and sloughs. This is a trail for mid level hikers looking for a challenging day trip with 261 meters of elevation gain with this trail's highest point reaching 698 m above sea level. A cool hidden gem on this trail is that there are two year round shelter cabins large enough to sleep 2-3 people located at Moose Lake and at the Junction of Ski Hill and Puddle Lake trails. Both shelters are equipped with an outdoor toilet, wood stove, firewood, books, canned food and basic survival tools to be used if needed but I would still recommend packing your own food as you may run the risk of arriving at one of the shelters before it could be restocked after it's last visitors. Remember to pack out with you pack in so do not leave your garbage in or around the shelter as this will attract bears and other wildlife to the area. There is no drinking water available at the shelters so remember to pack at least 3L of water per person if you are planning to do any cooking while visiting these shelters. There are fish located in both Batka and Moose Lake so pack your fishing gear including a fillet knife. Burbot, White Sucker, Northern Pike, Perch and Walleye are located in both Batka and Moose Lakes. This area of the park is also home to Loons, Canada Geese, Woodpeckers, Porcupines, Bobcats, Black Bears, Beavers, White Tail Deer, Elk, Lynx, Coyote and Timberwolves. Best time of year to complete this loop is in Late Spring/Early Summer (May/June) as there are less bugs due to he cool weather and the forest will almost entirely in full boom but the weather won't be overwhelmingly warm and humid as it tend to get on the South Side of the Duck Mountains in July and August. Show more
#2 - Ski Trail, Horse, Jack Rabbit, Fox Trail, Ermite, Mink Loop
Echo Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
Echo Valley Provincial Park boasts hiking and cross country ski trails. Several trails feature some challenging segments, including steeper sections and stairs on the hiking trail, as well as large inclines on the cross country ski and cycling trails. Hikers are encouraged to wear proper shoes and bring bug spray, sunscreen and water along as the nature trail takes about one hour to complete. On this trail, visitors will be treated to scenic views of coulees, meadowlands and the ridges of the Qu’Appelle Valley. The provincial park is also popular with bird watchers as the area is home to more than 200 bird species, such as the beautiful mountain bluebird. If you are looking at staying over-night there is camping available in the park as well as 'CampEasy' tent sites.Show more
#3 - Cherry, East Butte, Rose, and Pet Trail Loop
White Butte Trails Recreation Site
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
The White Butte Trails Recreation Site is located 20 minutes east of Regina and features 12.7 km of groomed skate and classic cross-country ski trails that are transformed into hiking and cycling trails after the snow melts. The area also boasts a 5 km long pet-friendly, hiking trail that is open year-round, two parking lots (one at each trailhead), a warm-up shelter and outdoor washrooms. This route does not include the pet walking trail. To walk your pets, this trail is a better fit: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/saskatchewan/pet-trail?u=i The site’s ten cross-country ski trails are groomed on a regular basis and include sections of gently rolling hills and treed landscapes. The beginner trails include the Aspen (0.7 km), Show more
#4 - West and Kristi Lake Trail
Little Red River Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#5 - Don Allen Trail: 10Km Loop
Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, Saskatchewan
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
#6 - Neudorf Nature Trail Loop
Neudorf, Saskatchewan
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#7 - Crescent Creek Loop
Melville, Saskatchewan
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 53 m
The Crescent Creek trail is a 3.3 km long loop trail that follows Crescent Creek along it's North bank. The Trail is muddy and quite rocky but would be great for ATV's, Bikes and Off Road Driving meanwhile being a very enjoyable trail for an enthusiastic hiker. Make sure you pack bug spray, water and sunscreen. The trailhead can be found across the road from the washrooms near the lake. Show more
#8 - Ermine Trail Loop via Mink Trail
Echo Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#9 - Jorgen's Trail from North Parking Lot
Eb's Cross-Country Ski Trails
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Note: Dogs are not allowed on the trails during ski season. Although these trails are primarily winter cross-country skiing trails, in the summer they are open for hiking.Show more
#10 - Don Allen Trail: Summit Loop
Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, Saskatchewan
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
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