The Deer Lake Trail is one of two advanced trails in the Noquemanon Trail Network. The Deer Lake Trail is a great trail for advanced hikers, snowshoers, or cross country skiers. The Deer Lake Trail can be found in the Al Quaal Recreation Area, near Ishpeming, Michigan.

A Daily or Season Trail Pass is required for cross country skiing and mountain biking. Passes can be purchased at the NTN, the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, Wilderness Sports and City Hall. Purchase is mandatory for trail access.

Photos: Tde and Ann Yooper

Pack List

  • Trail pass, if biking or cross country skiing. 
  • Layered clothing
  • Water
  • Safety gear, if mountain biking or skiing
  • Sturdy shoes 
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RT Distance 4.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 943 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking


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