Major Cross-Country Ski Trails in the
For statewide ski conditions, call: 800-MI-4-SNOW
Trails are located in national and state forests;
state, county and city parks and just out in the woods.
There are trails to waterfalls, ice caves and scenic
lookouts. Designated trails are well marked with directional
signs and levels of expertise. Some of these trails can be
used for mountain biking and hiking during the warmer
Bruno's Run. Munising. 12K
marked trails for novice to intermediate skier. 11 miles
south of Munising on FFH 13. Mountain Biking.
Buckhorn Ski Trail, 400 E. Munising
Avenue, Munising 906-387-3700.
Grand Marais Ski Trails. Two trails. The
first is four miles east of Grand Marais on H 58 and is 25
miles of intermediate to expert trail. The second is two
miles west of Grand Marais on H 58 in Pictured Rocks
National Lakeshore and is ten miles of beginner to
intermediate trail. For more information contact,
906-387-3700, or Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Headquarters 906-387-2607, or the Grand Marais Ranger
Station 906-494 2669.
Trail. 400 E. Munising Avenue, Munising
6K groomed, marked trails. 400 E. Munising Avenue,
Munising Ski Trails,
One mile east of Munising on H-58 Pictured Rocks National
Lakeshore. Marked trails. Beginner through advanced. 11
miles of trail. Trail link up with North Country Trail.
Portions groomed and tracked. Contact Lakeshore
Headquarters, 906-387-2607, or Chamber of Commerce
Valley Spur Ski
four miles from Munising on M-94. 12 miles from Chatham.
Munising Ranger District, Hiawatha National Forest. Seven
trails 1.6 to 18 km for beginner to advanced skiers. Warming
shelter and ski shop. Groomed and tracked on a regular
basis. Ski and snowshoe rental. Mountain Biking.
Cross Country Ski Trails in the Pictured Rocks from Grand
Marais to Munising.
BARAGA COUNTY. (Baraga, L'Anse)
Pinery Lake Ski
Trails, 2.5 miles northeast of L'Anse, 10
km various loop lengths. Novice and intermediate levels. Ski
through red pine woods. All marked and groomed. Call
Baragaland Ski Club at 906-524-6514 or 906/524-7444.
CHIPPEWA COUNTY. (Sault Ste. Marie, Paradise,
Trails, Located in a convenient heavily
wooded area in the western section of Sault Ste. Marie.
Three separate loops of well groomed trails total eight
miles. The first loop lighted for night skiing. For more
Half mile west of Paradise on M 123. Two trails, north
trail is three miles and south trail is 1.5 miles. DNR trail
is locally groomed. State park 906-492-3415. DNR District
Headquarters 906-293-5131, or contact Paradise Chamber of
Pine Bowl Pathway,
Near former Kincheloe Air Force Base, four miles from
1-75 on Wilson Rd., 9.5 miles of groomed marked trails in
the Munuscong State Forest. DNR maintained. State Forest
DeTour Pathway, Located
five miles west of DeTour on M 134. Four miles through the
woods on groomed and marked trails to St Vitals Point on
Lake Huron Shores for a spectacular view.
Drummond Island Ski
Trails, Several miles of groomed trails
are offered on this island paradise from novice to
DELTA COUNTY. (Escanaba, Gladstone, Rapid River)
North 30th St, 4.2 miles to 6.6 miles.
Escanaba River State
Fayette State Park,
Eight miles southwest of Garden, five miles of groomed
trail. Park Headquarters 906-644-2603.
Park, Three miles of marked novice cross
country trail, located adjacent to ski hill. Trail groomed
and double tracks set on a regular basis.
Pathway, Bay de Noc State Forest. Near
Gladstone. 17.9 miles of DNR maintained trails.
Rapid River Ski
Trails, Seven miles north of Rapid River
Ranger Station on US-41. Rapid River Ranger District of the
Hiawatha National Forest. Three trails, four to 13 km.
Groomed and tracked on a regular basis.
DICKINSON COUNTY. (Iron
Mountain, Norway, Sagola)
Fumee Lake Natural Area,
Two miles east of Quinnesec on US-2, 1 mile north on
Upper Pine Creek Rd. Seven, two and one mile loops.
Gene's Pond, Co. Rd. 581 (Norway Lake Rd ), take Gene's
Pond Rd. to parking area. Trail starts at boat launch, goes
to scenic overlook and through wildlife opening. 2.3
Iron Mountain City Park, West off Carpenter, end of "A" St,
Four loops totaling 3.5 km. Easy to difficult paths.
Lake Antoine, Path is located at Lake Antoine Park
just north of Iron Mountain.
Lake Mary Plains, West on M-69 from Sagola. South on
Glidden Lake Rd. Both loops 3.4 miles. Groomed.
Merriman E. Pathway, North of Iron Mountain. Seven
miles east on Merriman Truck Trail off M-95. Two loops,
three and six miles, Hiking and cross-country. DNR
maintained. Forester in Felch, 906-246-3210.
GOGEBIC COUNTY. (Bessemer,
Ironwood, Lake Gogebic, Wakefield, Watersmeet)
ABR Ski Trails, Ironwood. 55km of well groomed &
marked trails. 906-932-3502
Lake Gogebic State Park, On M-64, 13 miles NE of
Marenisco. Five miles of more difficult trails, all marked,
Park headquarters, 906-842-3341.
Milje's Ski Trails (Wakefield, MI). 2 miles south of
Wakefield on County Rd. 519. 12 KM of classical only ski
trails with less crowds and beautiful scenery. For
the novice to intermediate skier.
Mt. Zion, located on the campus of Gogebic Community
College in Ironwood. Downhill ski area, 906-932 9879 or
River Falls Trails, 8 km. 906-932-5638
Sylvania Wilderness, 32 km near Watersmeet.
Wolverine Hill Trail, Ironwood/Bessemer, 14 miles of
marked and groomed trails. Novice and intermediate trails.
906-932-4465 or 932-4470.
HOUGHTON COUNTY (Houghton,
One block off US 41 in Chassell, one km lighted for
night skiing, eight km of marked and groomed trails. Novice,
intermediate and advanced. Keweenaw Tourism office,
906-337-4579 or 800-338-7982.
Adjacent to Houghton County Arena, Hancock, for novice
to expert. Packed and groomed. 906/482-2720.
McLain State Park, On
M-203. Seven miles west of Calumet. Four miles of easiest
and more difficult trails, all marked. Ski rental in
Calumet. Park Headquarters 906-482-0278.
Michigan Tech Trails, One mile south of US-41 on McInnes
Dr. 9.3 k of marked and groomed trails, novice to advance.
Old Grade Trail, On M-38, seven miles west of Nisula.
Ottawa National Forest-United States Forest Service. 3.9
miles partially marked novice trail. 906-884-2085
Swedetown Pathway, Calumet, off Osceola Rd., 30 k, 4.5 k
lighted for night skiing, loops of novice, intermediate, and
advanced trails, all marked and groomed for cross-sountry
skiing and snowshoeing. Chalet open at noon with snack bar.
Sledding hill. Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
906-337-4579 or 800-338-7982.
IRON COUNTY (Iron
River, Crystal Falls)
Iron River. Ottawa National Forest, United States Forest
Service. 4.75 miles partially marked intermediate trail.
Lake Mary Plains
Pathway, Between Crystal Falls and Sagola
on M-69. 9.6 miles of DNR maintained trails.
George Young Recreational
Complex, The Iron River Nordic Cross
Country Ski Center offers 25 km of meticulously groomed
trails, prepared for both classical and skating techniques.
Follow the trails to explore Scott Lake, Minnie Lake and
Wagner Lake or wind through the wooded expanse of the
complex. The varying terrain provides excellent skiing for
all ability levels, from novice to expert. Trails are open
daily from 10 am, to 4 pm. (Closed Mondays)
Bewabic State Park has a 2.5 mile groomed classic style
ski trail. The trail head is at the south end of the day use
parking lot. Bewabic State Park is located 4 miles
west of Crystal Falls on US-Highway 2. Park Headquarters
KEWEENAW COUNTY (Copper
Over ten miles of marked and groomed trails. Novice to
expert. For more information contact Keweenaw Tourism
Fort Wilkins State Park, Near Copper Harbor. Two miles
of easiest trails, marked and groomed. 9 k novice to expert.
Park Headquarters 906-289-4215.
LUCE COUNTY (Newberry)
Canada Lakes Pathway, Four
miles from Newberry off M 28 on Co. Rd. 403, three trails of
over three, four and six miles in the Tahquamenon River
State Forest. Maintained by the DNR. State Park
906-492-3415. DNR District Headquarters 906-293-5131, or the
Newberry Chamber of Commerce 906-293-5562
Lake Superior State Forest, 906-293-5131
Natural Area Pathway, Luce and Chippewa Co.,
between Paradise (14 mi.) and Newberry (23 mi.). 13
miles of DNR maintained trails in the Tahquamenon Falls
State Park. 906-492-3415. Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce
Tahquamenon Falls State
Park, Luce and Chippewa Counties on M-123. 12
miles Southwest of Paradise. Six miles of easiest and most
difficult trails. Trails marked. Park Headquarters
MACKINAC COUNTY (Mackinac Island, Curtis,
Les Cheneaux Islands)
All Mackinac Island roads and
trails are open to cross-country skiing.
Curtis Area Trails, Curtis Chamber of Commerce
Les Cheneaux Area, Cedarville and Hessel, Combination
snowmobile/ cross-country trails. Chamber of Commerce
Sand Dunes Ski Trail, 11 miles west of St. Ignace on
US-2, 0.5 miles north of Co Rd. H-57, 5 trails 1.5 to 6.2
miles (2.4 km to 10 km). Marked and groomed. St. Ignace
Ranger District. Hiawatha National Forest.
St. Martin Cross-Country Ski Trail (U.S.
Forest Service)&emdash;No motorized vehicles. Hiking,
snowshoeing, mountain biking also. 6-7 miles west of Hessel,
MI. (Les Cheneaux Islands).
Manilak Resort Ski Trail,
total length of 2.4 miles/4.6 km), the Barrett Road Ski
Trail (total length of 1.5 miles/2.4 km).
Sprang Road Ski Trail, (total length of trail
9.1 miles/14.5 km). The trail difficulty ratings are easy
and more difficult.
MARQUETTE COUNTY (Marquette,
Near Ishpeming and the National Ski Hall of Fame. Four
cross-country courses, 2.5, 5, 7 and 10 km. Sponsored and
maintained by the Ishpeming Ski Club.. Chambers of Commerce
906-226-6591 or 906-486-4841. Also call 906-486-6181 or
Anderson Lake Pathway, Near
Gwinn on Co. Rd. 557. Escanaba River State Forest. 10.3
miles of DNR maintained trails. 906-228-6561.
Black River Pathway, Near Ishpeming on Co. Rd.
581. Escanaba River State Forest. 2.5 miles of marked trails
(slightly hilly) 906-475-4213.
Near Marquette on the jcts. of Co. Rds. 480 and 553.
Three loops, 2.5, 5 and 8 miles of DNR maintained trails.
Cleveland Location Trails,
Ishpeming Ski Club, 906-486-9281 and
Harlow Lake Pathway, 1985 US-41, Ishpeming.
906-485-1031. Eight miles north of Marquette on Co. Rd.
550. Five miles west of DNR maintained trails. Beginner to
expert. Not groomed.
Kivela Road Park Ski Trail, Negaunee.
Longyear Ski Trail, Expert trail located northeast on
Forestville Rd. Not groomed
Maple Lane X-C Ski Area, Skandia, MI , 20 K Beginner to
Marquette Fit Strip, Marquette.
Rt. 3, Box 1024, National Mine. 906/486-8080
Negaunee Township Touring
Trail, M-35, Negaunee 906-475-7869.
Nequemanon Trails Network. Lower Nequamanon Trails. 25K
groomed and marked trails. Phone: 906-225-9445
Presque Isle Park Trails, Two trails in northeast
Marquette. End of Lakeshore Blvd. Beginner and
intermediate loops. Trails groomed. 906-228-0460.
Silver Creek Trails, Marquette.
Complex contains the
Hill Street Trails
and the Suicide Bowl
Trails, 2.5k, 5k, and 7.5k trails, groomed
regularly for both skating and diagonal stride. Trails
connect to Cleveland Location Trails, Ishpeming.
906-486-9281 or 906-486-4841.(Map)
MENOMINEE COUNTY (Cedar River, Menominee)
Cedar River Pathway, Near Cedar
River. 17.5 miles of DNR maintained trails.
Henes Park Trail, City of Menominee. 906-863-2656
J.W. Wells State Park, On M-35, one mile
south of Cedar River, 4 miles of easiest and more difficult
trails all marked. Park Headquarters 906-863-9747.
ONTONAGON COUNTY (Ontonagon,
Mass City, Bergland)
Gogebic Ridge Trail, On
M-64, 0.5 miles north of Bergland. 2.5 miles marked
Ottawa National Forest. United States Forest
Service, 4 miles of marked expert trails.
Wilderness State Park, 13 miles west of
Silver City on the shores of Lake Superior. One of the
midwest's oldest and most scenic trail systems. State of the
art grooming on 42 km of double track set trail. The trail
pass includes a special lift ticket to allow Nordic skiers
quick access to the trails on the backside of the Alpine ski
area. Children 12 and under always ski free. Trailside
cabins, equipment rental, ski shop, warming chalet, 2
trailside warming shelters, cafeteria. 906-885-5275.
SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY (Manistique,
Ashford Lake Pathway, 16
miles north of Manistique off M 94. Trails of three,
six and nine miles marked and tracked. DNR maintained.
Indian Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail, Three miles west
of Manistique off M 149. 1, 3, and 4.5 miles long
Northern Hardwoods Cross Country Ski Area, Seney
National Wildlife Refuge. 906-586-9851.
Seney National Wildlife Refuge, 1.5 miles north of
Germfask on Hwy M-77. Three marked trail loops ranging from
1.5 to 10 miles in length For information call Refuge
Headquarters at 906-586-9851 (weekdays) and 586-9801
(weekends). This 96,000 acre Wildlife Refuge is closed to
snowmobilers and off-road vehicles.
Photo: Listening Inn.
Cross country ski trails at the Listening Inn in Crystal