Winter Trails & Recreation Information and Map

Updated January 24th at 8:20am (Parks crews will be out grooming more on Monday the 24th after snow plowing.

Click here for our new XC Ski and Winter Multi-Use Trails Map

Cross Country Skiing

Carlson Park and Ice Cave Road have been groomed for Cross Country skiing.  They also have other trails that have been packed for multi-use (snowshoeing, fat tire biking, walking etc).  Signage is provided to differentiate the trails.


Palisades, Dug Road and most of the Trout Run Trail have been groomed.


Decorah Parks & Recreation encourages those snowshoeing to use the multi-use trail in Carlson Park, the Decorah Community Prairie, and the trails in Van Peenen. Please be courteous of skiers and stay off the groomed ski trails.

Plowed Walking Routes

Staff will plow routes for walking throughout the winter season.

  • Route #1: Starting at 5th Ave Bridge, travel south along bike trail to Pulpit Rock Campground. Pulpit Rock Campground will be plowed for pedestrians to walk loops around the campground and can return to 5th Ave bridge via the bike trail.
  • Route #2: Freeport trail is plowed from Bowstring Bridge to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Pedestrians can park in the parking lot by bowstring bridge or in the northwest corner of the Walmart Parking lot.

Ice Skating Rink

Our Ice Skating Rink and Warming House hours opened for the season on January 3rd, 2022. Below are Warming House hours:

Mondays-Thursdays: 3pm-7pm

Fridays: 3pm-9pm

Saturdays: 1pm-9pm

Sundays: 1pm-7pm