With Michigan’s rolling terrain and ample amounts of snowfall, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails can be found throughout the state. Many of the state’s pathway systems were created for cross-country skiing, including gentler beginner loops and more challenging trail grades. Many state parks and recreation areas open their trails up for skiers and snowshoers alike.
Most cross-country trails are groomed by volunteer partners, some for classic-style skiing and others for skate-style skiing. It typically depends on the width.
Snowshoers are asked to walk next to the groomed trails or use the non-groomed trails or single-track hiking trails found at state parks and in many of the state forests.
Groomed cross-country ski pathways
A list of groomed cross-country ski pathways outlines state forest pathways locations, if they are groomed and if the parking lot is plowed.
Ski trail condition reports
A number of organizations maintain online ski condition reports. Please note that these reports are hosted by third parties and provided as another resource. The DNR has no control over the accuracy or timeliness of content posted: