Best cross country skiing trails in Michigan

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Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of cross country skiing trails in Michigan
Top trails (144)
#1 - Potawatomi Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
#2 - Saugatuck Dunes South Trail
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
$9 fee for non-residents to park A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 1,000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of shore line. The Lake Michigan beach is a 0.6 mile hike from the picnic parking area. In addition, the park has fresh water coastal dunes that are over 200 feet tall. The park's terrain varies from steep slopes to rolling hills. The park, located in Allegan County, is relatively undeveloped. The land for Saugatuck Dunes was acquired in 1971 from the Augustinian Order, who used the buildings as a seminary. When the state took ownership, the structures were used as a prison and state police offices.Show more
#3 - Highland A-B-C-D MTB Loop
Highland State Recreation Area
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
#4 - Seidman Park Blue and Red Loop Trail
Seidman Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#5 - Lakeshore Park (Novi Tree Farm) Trail
Lakeshore Park
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
NOTE: As of August 14, 2020, the Beach is closed due to park construction. The South Lake Drive trail access and small parking area at Lakeshore Park is currently closed for paving. Access from South Lake Drive is not available until completion. Check here for updates: https://www.cityofnovi.org/Government/City-Services/Parks,-Recreation-and-Cultural-Services/Parks-and-Recreation-Facilities/Lakeshore-Park.aspx - Offline map recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well. - For mountain bikers, this trail is closer to a moderate difficulty rating.Show more
#6 - Waterloo-Pinckney Trail
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 33.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
#7 - Aman Park Loop
Aman Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
Note: As of December 2020, some users report the bridge on the NW side of the river crossing may be out.Show more
#8 - Stony Creek Metropark Trails
Stony Creek Metropolitan Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
#9 - Lakeshore and Wilderness Double Loop
Holly State Recreation Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
#10 - Silver Creek Pathway
Manistee National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Scenic trail that travels next to the Pine River. The trail is pretty well marked and cleared of debris. Along the way you will travel through thickets, old forests and bluffs over looking the river. Keep an out for wildlife too.Show more
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