McGowan Cross-Country Ski Area

The McGowan Lake Cross-Country Ski Area has been in existence since 1982 and offers 10 miles of trails, 5 miles of which are periodically groomed.  Access is on Highway 89, 2 miles north of Highway 36 and near the southern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park.  Literally in the shadow of Lassen Peak, McGowan area trails wander through mixed conifer forest and are popular with beginning to advanced skiers.  Elevations range from 5,020 to 6,200 feet.  McGowan cross-country ski trails are closed to all motorized vehicles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Several of the trails in the McGowan Cross-Country Ski area have been compromised due to heavy rain and snowfall. Full details and map  
Operational Hours: Day use hours are 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Open Season: November
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Winter
Busiest Season: Winter
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles allowed


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