Get out the snow pants, boots, hats and gloves. It’s time to get active and enjoy beautiful Western Wisconsin with your closest family and friends. Pinehurst Park located on the North side of Eau Claire makes it easy to experience all of your favorite outdoor winter activities by having them readily available in one place. Here is everything you need to know about Pinehurst Park:
All of the winter activities
- Cross Country Skiing - Take on 60 acres of groomed and lit trails
- Fat Tire Biking - Bring your fat tire bike with you or rent on from Riverside Bike & Skate located on Water Street.
- Snowshoeing - Snowshoes available to check out during warming hut hours
- Sledding - Sleds available to check out during warming hut hours
- Ice Skating - Ice skates available to rent for $3 from warming
- Hockey - Compete in full rink with goals and walls
- Snowboarding - Snowboard park, jumps and rails
The opportunities are literally endless when it comes to Pinehurst Park. From cross country skiing to snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating the activity is booming. Stay into the evening on lit and groomed trails, not to mention, downhill skiing and snowboarding on a newly lit terrain park hill. The hill is maintained by dedicated volunteers; however, if you would like, bring your own shovel and customize your downhill path any way you desire. Plan your trail route using the map below.
Winter Trail Map
Best times to visit
Their warming hut is open between 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The lights in the park stay on until 10 p.m. every night of the week making Pinehurst very accessible to all of their visitors.
It's a true winter celebration every Thursday night in January and February. Winter After Hours hosted by Eau Claire Parks & Recreation and Volume One includes a fire pit, hot drinks, music, kubb, and winter recreation. Head down to this community gathering ievery Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m.
The community that makes it happen
In addition to all of the fun activities, Pinehurst Park creates a beautiful sense of community. The park is run by a non-profit organization, OutdoorMore, Inc, made up completely by volunteers. They are a passionate group who wants to provide quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the Chippewa Valley. They strive to make Pinehurst Park an inviting place where people can try new sports and activities. This project is a total community effort, and they truly appreciate all the support received since being established in 2013.
Bonus: Open Year Round
Outside of all the awesome winter activities, Pinehurst Park offers summertime activities as well.
- Biking and BMX dirt jumps - Weekly trail building nights all summer long
- Enduro-style mountain bike race series
- Hiking Trails
So what are you waiting for? Stay active while having fun at Pinehurst Park. Stay up to date with the park by checking out all of their socials on Facebook and Instagram. While you're at it, sign up for their newsletter. Don't forget to capture the memories made there by posting a picture with #EauWinter and #CaptureEC. We can't wait to see the jumps and routes you will conquer in your next park visit.