Best Snowshoeing in Michigan

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1

Michigan, Iosco County

01 :56 hrs
3.7 mi
17.77414 ft
Moderate

Located in the Corsair Ski Trail system in the heart of Huron National Forest, this snowshoeing trip follows just a few miles of marked, groomed trail in the area to complete a scenic loop. The area offers miles and miles of additional groomed trails that provide numerous snowshoeing and cross-country ski trip options through the Silver Valley area. The trails in the system vary in difficulty providing trip options for skiers and snowshoers of all skill levels.

2

Michigan, Crawford County

01 :05 hrs
2 mi
36.096527 ft
Easy

The Hanson Hills Recreation Area offers a large network of trails for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, tubing and snowshoeing. This trip follows marked trails that are free and open to the public for snowshoeing. There are also additional snowshoeing trails to the west that can be used to add additional mileage.

3

Wisconsin, Oneida County

02 :35 hrs
4.9 mi
28.825653 ft
Hard

Minocqua Winter Park has over 6,500 acres of pristine terrain containing over 45 miles of groomed trails for skiers of all skill levels as well as two great snowshoe trails. Many other winter recreation activities are also available at Minocqua Winter Park. The Snow Stomper Trail offers three fantastic views from great vantage points. It follows alongside ski trails for most of the distance and makes a loop through the center of the park.

4

Wisconsin, Oneida County

01 :20 hrs
2.6 mi
8.421997 ft
Moderate

Minocqua Winter Park has over 6,500 acres of pristine terrain containing over 45 miles of groomed trails for skiers of all skill levels. Many other winter recreation activities are also available at Minocqua Winter Park. The Breaking Free Trail is the shorter snowshoeing trail that makes a beautiful, very scenic loop. One section of the trail parallels the Squirrel River where there are great views.

5

Wisconsin, Price County

00 :33 hrs
1 mi
8.263428 ft
Easy

Phillips School Forest contains an extensive trail network that includes five cross-country skiing loops ranging from gently rolling to steep climbs and six snowshoe loops. The trails wind through a diverse forest and an open meadow. This trail traverses very hilly terrain that contains some flat sections and many short rolling hills.

6

Wisconsin, Price County

00 :43 hrs
1.4 mi
9.833679 ft
Easy

Phillips School Forest contains an extensive trail network that includes five cross-country skiing loops ranging from gently rolling to steep climbs and six snowshoe loops. The trails wind through a diverse forest and an open meadow. This trail traverses very gentle terrain that contains only a few short, easy hills.

7

Wisconsin, Iron County

00 :27 hrs
0.9 mi
6.198822 ft
Easy

This short snowshoe loop trail is part of the Mecca Ski Trails System at Little Turtle Flowage in Mercer. The trailhead is at the end of Fierick Road and it loops south through the wetland forest. The terrain is mostly flat with the only exception being a short hill at the beginning and end. The scenery is beautiful and it is a great, quiet place to visit.

8

Michigan, Otsego County

00 :53 hrs
2.7 mi
22.27002 ft
Moderate

Trail for hike, run, ski on rolling hills from Shaggy Bark Court to abandoned ski hills in Michewaye.

9

Michigan, Benzie County

01 :05 hrs
3.1 mi
19.479767 ft
Moderate

Traveling past multiple small lakes and the Platte River, this scenic loop hike travels through the diverse and scenic landscape of Pere Marquette State Forest. The trail does have some elevation change as it travels along some higher bluffs and ridges and down to lower areas of small lakes and wetlands. There are a few other connecting trails in the area that can be used to customize a shorter trip or explore other parts of the area.

10

Illinois, Lake County

04 :49 hrs
9 mi
11.093002 ft
Easy

This section of the Des Plaines River Trail travels along the northern section of the trail between the Russell Road parking area just south of the Wisconsin/Illinois border to the Kilbourne Road parking area south of Highway 41. The trail follows the path of the Des Plaines River past multiple lakes and ponds, forest preserves, wetland areas, and natural areas that are home to abundant scenery, wildlife, and plantlife. The trail follows mostly flat terrain that is easy to follow making it a good option for riders of all skill levels. The trail is crushed limestone and dirt surface and is multi-use so watch out for other users along the route. The trail can be done as an out-and-back route or one-way route by shuttling vehicles between the many access areas along the trail.

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