Cross Country Skiing

Midland City Forest offers wonderful cross country skiing on groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Trails are designed for skiers of all levels, from beginner to an advanced loop. A .7 mile beginner trail is lighted from dusk until 8 p.m. every evening. Routes and distances can be obtained by clicking on the trail map.

Rental Rates

Click here for City Forest winter rental information.

Canine & Equine Use

We ask that during the winter season when cross country ski trails are being groomed that dog walkers and equestrians do not utilize the trail system because it undermines the grooming efforts. An alternate option for equestrian use is the trail that runs parallel to the rail trail from North Bradley to to Coleman with trailer parking at North Bradley.

Know Before You Go!

At City Forest we are always working to make sure our attractions are up and running but weather isn't always cooperative. Please call our weather app, Rainout Line, at 989-399-0506 or go online to check the conditions of your favorite attractions such as cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Trail Maps

You can view a map of the cross country ski trails by clicking on the map. Hard copies of the trail maps are also available at the trail head mailbox or at the ski rental shed.


Trails in Numbers

  • Total miles of groomed cross country ski trails: 7.58 (Includes .7 mile lighted loop)
  • Total miles of hiking trails in City Forest: 7.92
  • Total miles of mountain biking trails in City Forest: 13.1

Skiing Conditions

For skiing conditions, click on the Rainout Line link or visit Nordic Ski Racer.

Rainout Line
(989) 399-0506
View on-line or use the free app!
City Forest Izone Map
Cross Country Ski Trails

Contact Us

  1. City Forest


    2840 E Monroe Road
    (Located 1/4 mile west of Eastman Road)
    Midland, MI 48642
    Map

    Phone: 989-837-6930 (Parks and Recreation Office)
    Phone: 989-835-7011 (City Forest-During Winter Hours of Operation)
    Phone: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

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