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.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Difficult trail to follow in the Fall because of all the leaves covering the path. However it IS marked with signs. I was here with a running group around 10 a.m. on a Sunday and only ran into one other group.

cross country skiing
2 days ago

Fairly easy cross country ski trail. No real intense hills, and there are a few loops so you can choose your distance. It doesn’t appear to have been groomed yet this early in the season.

hiking
muddy
snow
8 days ago

Beautiful little snow trek. Not many markers or maps to show where you’re at but a great trail loop nonetheless. Dog friendly but must be on a leash. Beautiful in the snow.

great trail out of coast guard park. Mostly wooded, with plenty of elevation change. Loop out and back, or a dune climb. Trails are clearly marked.

Took the pup for a hike. It was a fantastic trail with a few different routs. Careful if your dog is sensitive to sound. Either a gun range or some really bad hunters within hearing range. It is very leaf covered and muddy in places so watch your step. I would highly recommend hiking boots or sturdy trail shoes. I hit a hidden riot and fell at one point and was glad to have my boots on.

Great for an easy day hike, my dog loves coming along. Not too busy usually.

hiking
10 days ago

Open day after Thanksgiving with light foot and bike traffic. Many switchbacks (for bikes) made for less desirable hiking. Blue and green have less. Trails other than blue not marked real well.

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

nice walk in the woods

don't like the whole designated campsite scene although the spots are nice I did enjoy the hike

hiking
15 days ago

fun easy hike. good for a fall day.

mountain biking
scramble
16 days ago

What a fun walk this was. Nice wide trails, easy to step off trail with a reactive dog. Quiet and not too many people on a Saturday afternoon. The dogs loved walking on the paved and natural trail area. Only walked about 2.7 miles in total, but it was a great way to spend some time with my pup and my bestie and her dog....

hiking
snow
17 days ago

great. m

This is a beautiful area. There are 8 trails (including a mountain bike trail) BUT some of the junctions are poorly marked. When I’m on the trail I do not want to be stuck in my phone but I was glad I had the GPS because I would have gotten lost. There is also an entry fee, $3 for county residents, $5 for non. You can rent mountain bikes in the nature center.

hiking
21 days ago

Overall this is a great trail. It has pretty heavy bike traffic, even with the cold snowy weather we have had. But the trails are in good condition and if you do all the loops it's a nice 9 mile hike.

pretty good trail!

running
snow
24 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Hofma Preserve 2.0 mile 11-13-19

mountain biking
29 days ago

Very flowy with plenty of twists and turns. Smaller log pile features are fun. A great trail for burning off stress after work!

hiking
30 days ago

Awful trail. AWFUL. Great place for a dog to take a dump, but a horrible place to explore. I could have marked the trail better with a crayon. Its LITERALLY a disc golf course. If you've never hiked ANYTHING in Northern Michigan then you might think it's ok... until you get lost and wander around looking for your car. DO NOT go here. This trail should be used exclusively by disc golfing hippies and dog owners.

Fun loop, views of Lake Michigan

hiking
1 month ago

Hofma Preserve 11-9-19 3.1 mile

This is my second time to hike on this trail for this year 2019. Very good trail for work out, a lot up down hills and very remote forest place. Need more markers on trail ,other than that we extremely enjoy hike this trail

Have several view points and is beautiful place to enjoy walk around

Walk on this trail all the time, have a little challenge to walk through, some slopes kind of deep, and enjoy to walk on it

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