Rankin Ski Trail at Red Bay, Ontario

Rankin Ski Trail at Red Bay, Ontario

There is no alternative access. Please try one of our other cross-country ski trails.

Thank you to the landowners and club members who made this a successful trail for so many years. A special thanks to Richard Bonert, our dedicated Rankin trail captain.

The Rankin Ski Trail is located at Red Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. It offers 16.1 kilometers of well-groomed cross-country skiing.

The cross-country ski trails run through wind-sheltered, rolling woodlands. The trails are ideal for the novice skier, but there are some more difficult hills on the north end.

Trails are groomed and trackset twice a week, with extra grooming after really big snowfalls.

Maps and Conditions of Cross-Country Ski Trails

Rankin Ski Trail Map

Click on the trail map for a larger view.

The Rankin Ski Trail has two access points near Red Bay, Ontario:

Trail maps are posted at Rankin Ski Trail. You can also download a printable high-resolution map of the cross-country ski trails.

Ski trail conditions for all of the club’s locations are posted on the Bruce Ski Club website and Facebook page.

The restaurant at the nearby Red Bay Lodge is open on some days of the week during the winter. It’s a great place to stop after skiing for a warm meal and a cold or hot beverage.

Accessing Rankin Ski Trail

Bruce Ski Club members have unlimited access to all of the club’s locations. Individual and family memberships are available.

Non-members may purchase a day pass at a very reasonable rate at the Rankin Ski Trail trailhead or at other locations.

The annual membership and day pass are valid for the Bruce Ski Club’s cross-country ski trails at all locations. They also give you access to the snowshoe trails at Sawmill Nordic Centre.

Skier at Rankin Ski Trail at Red Bay, Ontario

The Rankin Ski Trail offers some great cross-country skiing through the woods.