Highbanks Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 33rd most popular XC Ski in Michigan.

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Southeast of Tawas, the Highbanks Trail is a 7 mile ungroomed cross country ski route with views of the Au Sable River Valley. There are two trailheads: Iargo Springs and Sid Town Village.

To reach the Sid Town trailhead from the intersection of US 23 and River Rd. in Oscoda, go west on River Rd. for just over 14 miles. Take a right on Cooke Dam Rd. and go 1.6 miles to Sid Town Village, park on the left.

Overall, Highbanks Trail is the 33rd most popular cross country ski area of all 47 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Highbanks Trail including Huron-Manistee National Forest, Corsair Ski Trails, Big M Cross Country Ski Trail, Hungerford Trail, North Country Trail - Marilla To Dilling and Mackenzie Cross Country Ski TrailCadillac Pathway.

Highbanks Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  HMNF (989) 739-0728; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/hmnf/

GPS:  44.45575, -83.60183

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  4/2/2018

ID:  14897

Highbanks Trail Cross Country Skiing Map