Rapid River Cross-Country Trail

Type: Snow Trail
Length: 26.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Rapid River, Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
State(s): Michigan
Counties: Delta
Latitude: 46.02256
: -86.98135

The Rapid River Ski Trail is located in the Central Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan, 6 miles north of Rapid River and about 150 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


The trail includes 5 loops for beginner, intermediate and advance Nordic skiers and 2 loops for skate-skiers. The trail offers a pleasant outing for many levels of expertise. The pathways pass under pine and aspen, oak and maple, as well as small meadows, boggy wetlands, and tall sand dunes.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Snow or Ice
Secondary Surface: Snow or ice

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 700
Elevation High Point: 780
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Hiawatha National Forest
Rapid River Ranger District
8181 US Hwy. 2
Rapid River , MI 49878
(906) 474-6442



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