Joliet Nordic Ski Club Celebrating 28 years of promoting cross country skiing
Woodruff Golf Course, Pilcher Park Trails —Joliet, IL
The club grooms a ski trail for both classic and skate techniques when conditions permit. The trail is on slightly rolling terrain and about 4+k loop depending on snow conditions. Golf club house is closed so plan & dress appropriately. We also groom trails in the adjoining Pilcher Park when conditions allow too. Club is not part of the Joliet Park District.
Trail is open for skiing daily when conditions allow.
Please don't walk on the groomed trail. That shoe impression (deeper than a ski impression) allows the sun to start deteriorating the trail sooner than normal.
Address for GPS:
621 N. Gougar Road, Joliet, IL 60432
Coming from I-80, you want to use exit #137, Maple Street (Rte30), and go west.
From Rte 30, turn north onto Gougar Road. The golf course is about 1 mile up on the left side of the road.
Coming from I-355, take the Route 6 exit west to Gougar Road. Turn left on to Gougar.
The golf course is about 1 mile down on the right-hand side of the road.
The club also offers a limited amount of children & adult rental classic skis available at Pilcher Park Nature Center when they are open.
Otherwise plan and dress appropriately.
EASY TO GET TO
ONLY 2.3 MILES FROM 355
ONLY 1.6 MILES FROM I-80
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Cut thru the park if you know the way OR
From Woodruff Golf Course parking lot turn Right. At stoplight US 30/E Cass St. Turn Right.
Continue to follow US-30 W 1.8 mi.
Turn right onto Highland Park Dr. (just past the RR viaduct).
Proceed straight (0.2-3 mi), sign and parking for Nature Center will be on your left.