Birkie TRAIL KIDS is a program designed to get kids out on the trail skiing, running, biking, orienteering, canoeing, and more.  The program will expose kids to different outdoor activities, increase their general physical development, and teach them the love of outdoor sport – all while having fun!

Birkie TRAIL KIDS is a year-round program to keep kids active and having fun no matter what the season!


Winter Programming

2018 Winter Birkie TRAIL KIDS- Register Now!

Winter BTK programming begins Thursday, January 4th and meets every Thursday from 4-5pm at the OO Trailhead until February 15th.

Coaches will get kids skiing and having fun on the trail- all while working on balance, coordination, and technique, but mostly fun! Techniques include classic and skate- anything goes!  Cost is $40 for the 7 week program.




Summer Programming

Summer Birkie TRAIL KIDS- More Programming in store for 2018!  

Summer Programming runs June 12th through mid-August.  Sessions are Monday and Wednesdays from 9-10:30.  Locations vary from Fish Hatchery Park, OO Trailhead, and Silverthorne Park (Seeley).  A calendar of locations and activities will be given to participants each month so planning/carpooling can be arranged in advance.

Summer TRAIL KIDS will include adventure running, biking, ski training, biathlon, water sports (canoeing/paddleboarding), strength and flexibility training, and lots of fun! Registration is limited, so don’t miss a spot – register now! Cost is $100 for the entire session.

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Spring Programming

Birkie TRAIL KIDS spring programming will be on Thursdays, from 4 – 5:15 pm for youth ages 7 – 13.  All levels of ability are encouraged to participate.  Adventure, endurance, strength and flexibility will be taught through games, drills, and fun!  Participants will run, mountain bike, and more.  Kids will be having so much fun they won’t even know they are exercising!

Spring Programming begins April 20th, 2017 and runs through May 25th.

Who: Kids of all abilities, ages 7 – 13
When: Thursdays, 4 – 5:15 pm
Where: Fish Hatchery Park
Cost: $60.00

For additional information, email or call the Birkie office at 715-634-5025 and press #5.


Regional TRAIL KIDS Event at the BirkieTour

Birkie TRAIL KIDS will be hosting a Regional TRAIL KIDS event at the Birkie Tour on Sunday, January 15th.  All TRAIL KIDS groups are invited to participate!

TRAIL KIDS groups will meet at the Birkie Tour start (American Birkebeiner Trailhead) at 9:30 a.m.  (See Birkie Tour for more information about the Birkie Tour.)  Skiers will be grouped with coaches depending on ability and distance to ski.  Food and water will be on the trail for skiers as they go on a long ski.  Hot dogs will be served to all TRAIL KIDS in the Great Hall between 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Games, skills course, and more will be set-up for TRAIL KIDS to enjoy.

Please contact Kristy Maki at for more information or to register your group. There is no charge, but please let us know how many you will be bringing.


  • 3.5K
  • 7.0K (to North End Cabin and back)
  • 15.0K (loop to Timber Trail)