XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, a traditional skier,  skater, or enjoy snow shoeing, exciting ski trails await you on the Hiawatha National Forest.

Ski Trail Condition Reports & Maps

Here are the latest ski trail condition reports. (For those with a *, Avenza-friendly maps are available by scrolling to "XC Skiing/Snowshoeing Areas" heading below and clicking on the trail name).

  • *Rapid River National Ski Trail - Updated 3/23/2020 (pdf)
  • *Valley Spur Cross Country Ski Trail
  • Gros Cap Ski Trail - Updated 2/20/2020 (pdf)
  • *McKeever Hills Ski Trail - Updated 3/23/2020 (pdf)
  • *McNearney Ski Trail - 1/10/2020 - We continue to work on re-opening McNearney, which is entirely impassable following the ice storm.
  • Sand Dunes Ski Trail - Updated 2/20/2020 (pdf)
  • *Waboose Ski Trail - 1/10/2020 - Waboose Ski Trail will not be groomed this season nor in the future, unless a volunteer or group decides to maintain it. If you or your group is looking to adopt a ski trail, please contact the St. Ignace Ranger Station at 906-643-7900.

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing Areas