Winter at the Arb

Open by reservation only.

All members, visitors and children must make an online reservation.

Click here to make a reservation.

cross-county ski

Don’t let chilly temperatures push you indoors this winter. Take in the stark beauty of the Arboretum’s winter landscape on foot, ski or snowshoe.

For the first time ever, Three-Mile Walk will be maintained and open throughout the winter this year. The popular walk leads through much of the same terrain as Three-Mile Drive, but the pedestrian-only, paved trail is tailored to walkers. If there’s little or no snow, the Arboretum’s 12 miles of hiking trails also provide plenty of ways to connect with nature.

There will be a few changes to our groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails this winter. Please be aware that the trailhead for ski trails has moved to the Farm at the Arb. Enter at 3210 W 82nd Street, Chanhassen, MN. When you leave, slowly pull forward until the gate opens. Snowshoe trails begin near the Oswald Visitor Center, enter through our main entrance.

If you feel like just taking a drive through the Arboretum grounds, we plan on keeping Three-Mile Drive open to vehicles as conditions allow.

Click here for more ski and snowshoe trail information or download our brochure.

Current Status

** Please note: For the safety of all visitors, Three-Mile Drive is open to vehicles only. **


digital map

Use our digital map to navigate the winter trails.


Download a pdf map of the trails.