Cross-Country Ski Trails

French Rapids Cross-Country Ski Area

Just 12.6 miles from True North Basecamp—15 minutes west of Ironton off of HWY 210—you’ll find French Rapids Cross-Country Ski Area.

French Rapids features 16km of expert-rated Nordic ski trails that traverse small pine trees and offer breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. These trails are extremely challenging, with steep and unrelenting hills in a relatively remote relocation. For your safety, we recommend skiing with a friend.

Trails are groomed for both classic and skate-style cross-country skiing.

Know before you go:

  • Groomed for class and skate
  • Difficult trails
  • A Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required for those ages 16+. Passes are available online and wherever DNR permits and licenses are sold.
  • Fat biking is not allowed
  • Check the trail conditions, here
  • Review trail safety info, here

17098 County Road 142

Brainerd MN 56401

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