MECCA Cross Country Ski Trail

The MECCA Trail system is open year round for hiking and biking in the summer and offers 18km of cross country trails for skiing and snowshoeing. In the winter hiking, snowshoeing and skijoring are allowed only on untracked (skating) portions of the trail. Most trails are on county lands. We maintain a warming house with a wood stove for your comfort. At each trailhead you will find maps and additional information or stop at the Chamber of Commerce for a detailed map of the MECCA Trail System. Trails are also open in the spring, summer and fall for hiking and mountain biking. Please respect and help to preserve these trails for everyone's enjoyment.


To get to the Little Turtle Trailhead, take US Highway 51 to County Trunk Highway FF (about one mile north of Mercer). Take FF west about one mile to Popko's Circle East. Take Popko's Circle East south almost two miles to Joe's Shack Road. Take Joe's S

Free Admission

  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Groomed
  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded
  • Ski Skating


  • Yes

Ski Skating

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 12


  • Yes