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Snow ReportUnmatched winter trail opportunities

The 92 square miles that make up the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are a cross-country skiing paradise. Explore more than 87 miles of designated cross-country ski trails. Enjoy sweeping hilltop vistas of Lake Superior. Glide quietly through glades of thick hemlocks. See waterfalls transformed by the cold of winter.

Snowshoers looking for a true back-country experience will love the Porcupine Mountains. The 60,000-acre State Park combines with hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest lands to form one of the Midwest’s largest true wilderness areas.

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Submitted by Rick Varecha

Submitted by Rick Varecha

Designated Cross-country Skiing Trails

  • Beaver Creek Trail 1.2 miles
  • Big Carp River Trail 9.6 miles
  • Cross Trail/Correction Line Trail 7.3 miles
  • Deer Yard Trail 5 miles
  • Double Trail 3 miles
  • East and West River Trails 2.3 miles
  • East and West Vista Trail 2.5 miles
  • Escarpment Trail 4.3 miles
  • Government Peak Trail 7.3 miles
  • Lake Superior Trail 17.1 miles
  • Lily Pond Trail 2.5 miles
  • Log Camp Trail 5 miles
  • Lost Lake Trail 3.4 miles
  • Nonesuch Trail 3 miles
  • North Mirror Lake 3.8 miles
  • Overlook Trail 2.7 miles
  • Pinkerton Trail 2.6 miles
  • River Trail 10.5 miles
  • South Mirror Lake Trail 3 miles
  • Summit Peak Tower Trail .5 miles
  • Superior Loop 1.5 miles
  • Triple Trail 3 miles
  • Union Mine Trail 1 mile
  • Union Spring Trail 4 miles
  • Visitor Center Nature Trail 1.4 miles
  • Whitetail Path .8 miles