With Michigan’s rolling terrain and ample amounts of snowfall, cross-country ski 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 to skiers and snowshoers in the winter months.
Most cross-country trails are groomed by volunteer partners, some for classic-style skiing and others for skate-style skiing. The width typically defines the use.
Snowshoers and hikers are asked to walk next to the groomed ski tracks. There are also hundreds of miles of non-groomed ski trails found in many state parks and state forests.
- View Cross-Country Ski Trails
See parks and trails with cross-country skiing opportunities
- See list of groomed ski pathways
This 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 partner organizations and third parties. The DNR has no control over the accuracy or timeliness of content posted: