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The Best Snowshoeing in Michigan

Looking for the best snowshoeing in Michigan? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Michigan. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top snowshoeing spots in and near Michigan

  • Oscoda Township, Michigan

    Hike Lumberman’s Monument

    5.0
    5.6 mi
    Lumberman’s Monument is truly a hidden gem. Most people don’t realize there are towering sand dunes in the Oscoda area. While the majority of visitors stay at the overlook, there is a breathtaking trail for the more adventurous. The main parking for this trail is at the Lumberman’s Monument parki...
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  • Mesick, Michigan

    Hike the North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

    5.0
    19.8 mi / 2739 ft gain
    This trail is perfect for backpacking, hiking, trail running, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing! The North Country Trail in the Manistee River section is 19.8 miles long, out and back. Depending on the distances you plan to cover, the trail ranges from beginner - advanced use. Given the eleva...
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  • White Cloud, Michigan

    Hike the North Country Trail: Michigan 20 to South Nichols Lake Section

    4.3 mi / 134 ft gain
    Just outside of White Cloud, Michigan, this trail is perfect for a variety of skill levels and activities (trail running, hiking, birding, camping, snowshoeing, cross country skiing). This trail is 4.3 miles long, and features scenic lake views and wildflowers.The trail is recommended for use fro...
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  • White Cloud, Michigan

    Hike the North Country Trail: M20 to Echo Dr

    5.0
    7.1 mi / 239 ft gain
    The North Country Trail is available for use year-round, and appeals to a variety of activities. The trail is well maintained. The North Country Trail, located in Manistee National Forest, is approximately 4,600 miles long and was established in 1981.  This is a great trail for hiking, snowshoein...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

    6 mi / 183 ft gain
    At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intriguing iceberg islands forming at the edge of the wate...
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  • Boyne Falls, Michigan

    Snowshoe at Boyne Mountain

    3.1 mi
    The trailhead for the snowshoe trail is located across the street from the Boyne Cross Country Ski center parking lot.  The trail starts out by winding through the woods sandwiched between the Boyne Mountain Resort maintenance facility and a road, so you’ll hear traffic and equipment noise for th...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike the Pioneer Loop

    7.8 mi / 401 ft gain
    Take the Benson Grade trail to Pioneer Loop part 1 --> Freak N Nature --> Greywalls --> Mossy Connector. There are a variety of trails that connect within the loop, so make sure to grab a map before starting out! 
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike to Morgan Creek Falls

    3 mi
    Begin your hike at the Noquemenon South Trailhead and follow the markings for the Morgan Creek Falls loop. You will immediately have to cross Hwy 553 to get to the main trail. From there, you have two options to reach the falls. The first and more scenic is the marked Noquemenon trail (look for b...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike the Harlow Lake Loop Trail

    3.3 mi / 229 ft gain
    Just outside of Marquette, Michigan, the Harlow Lake Loop offers a variety of activity options and scenic lake views. Harlow Lake Recreation Area is close to numerous wonderful food options in the town of Marquette, and has easy parking. 
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  • Honor, Michigan

    Winter Hike Empire Bluff Trail

    1.5 mi / 170 ft gain
    Just outside the village of Empire is where this venture starts. This hike may be the most famous hike in the area. The Empire Bluff Trail provides incredible views of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan! The hike is slightly hilly, and stays primarily in the trees. At ...
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  • Headquarters Road, Michigan

    Snowshoe to the Lost Creek Yurt in the Porkies

    13.6 mi / 610 ft gain
    The Porcupine Mountains offer a lot of fantastic winter options including cabin and yurt rentals for winter excursions. The most remote trek available in the park is towards the Lost Creek Yurt, a 6.8 miles route that is 2.8 miles on cross country ski trail, and 4 miles on a flagged route into th...
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  • Georgetown Township, Michigan

    Grand Ravines Loop from South Trailhead

    2.34 mi / 276 ft gain
    Grand Ravines Loop from South Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Jenison, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Summit Peak Observation Tower

    0.9 mi / 190 ft gain
    Summit Peak Observation Tower is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Sugarloaf Mountain

    1.42 mi / 249 ft gain
    Sugarloaf Mountain is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Marquette, Michigan.
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    The Ultimate North Marquette Loop

    7.54 mi / 686 ft gain
    The Ultimate North Marquette Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Marquette, Michigan.
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Dead River Falls

    3.93 mi / 367 ft gain
    Dead River Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Marquette, Michigan.
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