Loppet Trails & Recreation


Skiing with your furry friend

Ski with your pet. Skijoring is a sport that is growing in popularity, and we want you to be able to enjoy it on our ski trails in a way that is safe for participants, pets, and other trail users!


You must have purchased either a Natural Ski Pass or an All-Access Ski Pass before skijoring on any Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Trails.

New in 2021-22: Skijoring is allowed on all natural snow trails in Wirth Park. Skijoring is only allowed on the snowmaking loops for special events. Skijoring is allowed on the Chain of Lakes, Columbia Golf Course, and Hiawatha Golf Course. Your dog must be attached to you at all times. Like any other pet owner, skijorers are required to clean up after their pets at all times. Map of Natural Snow Ski Trails at Theodore Wirth Park.

*Note the trails in the Eloise Butler and Quaking Bog sections in south Theodore Wirth Park are very hilly with tight turns and blind corners. We recommend advanced skijorers only in these areas.

Skijoring is not allowed on the All-Access (Snowmaking & Lighted) Trails.