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Hiawatha's Trails

Crystal Creek System

All sections are groomed for skating & classic (double classic track). The Crystal 2 km trail is double-tracked for classic plus a skate lane. All other Crystal Creek Trails are single-tracked for classic plus a skate lane.

All the trails on the Crystal Creek Trail System start on this trail. A gentle loop with gradual up hills and down hills. The simple turns and hills makes for an easy beginner trail or a great cool down after a long day’s ski. This is the only trail that is lit for evening skiing. The lights are on (when there is snow) every day from dusk to 10:00 pm.
This is a challenging trail suited for the more advanced skier. The trail is full of exciting twists and turns with plenty of ups and downs.
The trail branches off the Crystal Creek Trail around the 1 km point. The trail has lots of hills and curves, sharp turns, up hills, and fast descents. It rejoins the Crystal Creek Trail just past the 1 km point.
The trail branches off the and rejoins the Crystal Creek Trail around the 1.5 km point. The level terrain allows for a fast pace on this loop. There are small rolling hills surrounded by beautiful scenery.
The trail branches off the and rejoins the Crystal Creek Trail around the 2.5 km point. A challenging trail with an enjoyable balance of flats and hills.
Crystal Creek Trail around the 2.5 km point. A single classic track groomed on an irregular basis, when conditions allow (typically mid January).

Pinder System

The Pinder 4 km trail is double-tracked for classic plus a skate lane. All other Extentions are single-tracked for classic plus a skate lane.

The Pinder Trail follows a gentle terrain and has no large climbs or down hills. It is the ideal beginner trail and also used by experienced skiers who wish to concentrate on technique. There is a lookout and rest area around the 2 km point. The trail then passes through a large section of maple sugar bush.
The White Pine Extension follows a gentle terrain and has no large climbs or down hills. It is an ideal beginner trail. The extension leaves the Pinder Trail around the 1 km point, just before the turnoff for the Mockingbird Hill Extension. It rejoins the main trail at the same point.
The average skier can easily handle the one small downhill this trail offers. It passes through a section of farmer’s field from which the Mockingbird Pioneer Farm and Christmas Tree Farm can be viewed. The extension leaves the Pinder Trail around the 1 km point and rejoins the main trail three hundred meters down the trail.
A gentle loop with only one easy hill. The combination of hardwood and pine trees adds to the beauty of the trail. All levels of skiers will enjoy this trail. The extension leaves and rejoins the Pinder Trail around the 3 km point.

Red Pine System

Groomed for classic and freestyle skiing.

This trail is great for the intermediate skier with its sweeping down hills and numerous short climbs. The trail passes through tall stands of pine trees. During the long climb out the skier is rewarded with a spectacular view of Sault Ste. Marie from the lookout deck.
This trail is noted for the long, quick down hills and is targeted for those who have some skiing experience. It has a couple of straight run-outs which offer lots of speed and fun. Some of the Pines found in this area exceed 200 years. The extension leaves the Red Pine Trail around the 2 km point and rejoins the trail 400 meters farther down.
This trail is full of small down hills that will require some quick maneuvering. The intermediate skier will be comfortable with the challenge. You will pass over bridges that cross the Coldwater Creek. This trail offers access to Fourth Line.
This trail has some hills but generally a rolling terrain winding through Wishart Park. The trail starts on the south side of Fourth Line at the point where the Coldwater Creek Trail nears the road.

Snowshoe Trails

There are two well marked trails with distances of 3 km and 4 km. Maps are available in the office. State-of-the-art snowshoes are also available for rent if you do not own a pair and want to give the sport a try.