Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

1 day ago

Nice trails with a little of everything, woods, meadows, lake and river. I've hike it several times and other than a little mud and flooding in the spring, no complaints.

Had a wonderful walk in the woods with the family today on this trail. It’s fairly well marked but several time we reviewed the map to make sure we were taking the right branch. The road getting to the trail was a bit soupy from the spring thaw, but the trail was fine. It’s a perfect spring or fall trail.

I can't believe this is in SE Mich. You show up to the park and suddenly there are steep hills everywhere. Love the constant elevation changes on the trails and the dense forest. Did the beach to campground hiking trail and then found the mountain biking trail and hiked that back to the beach (after checking out the scenic overlook on the bike path just past marker #4). This makes a great loop of 5 or 6 miles.

Well marked trails. Easy to get to. Mix of paved and non-paved paths. Closer to highway than expected. Mountain bike trails look fun though.

Great trails! More importantly though were the clean, roomy and stocked pit toilets and the discovery center has water. I enjoyed following the blue arrow trail markers and will definitely return.

Two friends and I did a shake-down hike here. Very beautiful but the trails were not marked very well. We got lost and had to navigate out. Trails are well-enough maintained but needs improvement with trail marking.

I grew up on Hickory Hills. I used to Frisbee Golf here daily and has one of the better views of Traverse City at the top of Hickory Hills on the hole we called "Waterfall" The only downfall to Hickory Hills these days is how crowded it is these days but that's what you get when such beauty is just a walk away. If you're not in shape, take it slow because there is definitely some Hills considering this is a skiing hill. Enjoy the outdoors and pick up after yourself!

13 days ago

Beautiful hike in the winter through the snow and view of the river.

Estimate of length is pretty accurate, I’d say around 5 miles. Didn’t see another person the entire trail, which is perfect! Overall well marked. I’d recommend it!

Cool place! Today was my first time here. The trails weren’t marked properly, making it hard to figure out where to go. I will be back, my dog and I enjoyed it ☺️

21 days ago

Best hiking trail in lower Michigan.

Great easy hike, if you're a bit experienced. Too easy for me these days, but the view is nice.

Love hiking this in the winter time!

Fun to disc or just hike. Beautiful view at the top.

25 days ago

Short trail accessed from two-track at Ely Lake Campground. Trail starts behind red gate. Parking is there, but it's about a mile walk from campground on two-track.

Loved it

Nice short hike. Remenber your yak tracks in the winter. Trail and stairs will be slippery and icy. The view is great!!

What a beautiful hike in the snow. Well marked, and yes after the one mile I did today it seems a little shy on the estimate. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

1 month ago

Loved this trail. Nice day for a hike!

It’s a great escape close to home!

One of the best hikes in Lower Michigan and awesome views!

In the flat landscape of Eastern Michigan, it’s always nice to find any change in altitude, even if just a few dozen feet, like in this two-mile loop and the other shorter trails in the woods along the water. The trail was well-marked by posts and footfalls despite a few days and inches of snow. This wander through the trees was a pretty and quiet hour and an easy walk.

Decent scenery

A little bit of everything for everyone. Always a fun time at Pontiac lake

2 months ago

A really fun trail! I enjoy the challenge of climbing some of the hills and steep areas. This is also a great trail to check out in the early winter!

Currently, the paths are really icy. Watch your step. Quiet, with no one else around on a Sunday morning.

Easy trail, really beautiful

on Oak Ridge Trail

2 months ago

We hiked Oak Ridge Trail at Fenner on a warm Winter morning. This loop is nice and quick. We walked through some trees as well as a few open spaces. It was a great way to start the day!

Hiked from Discovery Center to N. Territorial. Lots of elevation and demands endurance. Hiked it with a buddy in wet snow. Definitely pounded my legs.

on Tamarak Trail

2 months ago

Tamarak Trail at Fenner Nature Center is great! This was my first time on the trail and despite the snow, the trail was easy enough that my 12 year old daughter and 7 month old puppy managed it just fine. The trail is well marked so there was no fear of getting lost. We saw some beautiful blue birds and a deer on this gorgeous winter day. Can't wait to go back!

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