White Pine Trail Cross Country Skiing
The 42nd most popular XC Ski in Michigan.
Thursday 18 August 2016 05:17 GMT
The White Pine Trail is a 92 mile linear route. An 88-mile section is open from Cadillac to Belmont. The cross country ski trail surface is natural ballast and hard packed gravel, with 13 miles of asphalt pavement from Reed City to Big Rapids and 7 miles of asphalt pavement from just north of Rockford to Belmont.
To Cadillac trailhead: Take US-131 north to the M-115 exit and go northwest for a half mile. Take North 41 Road one mile north to North 44 Road. Go west on North 44 Road approximately a half mile.
To Big Rapids trailhead: Take US-131 to Big Rapids, exit 139. Take M-20 east to Maple Street. Proceed straight for 1/10 mile to the depot staging area; turn south.
To Rogue River Park, Belmont, trailhead: Take US-131 to exit 95 (Post Dr.). Take Post Drive east to Belmont Road. Take Belmont Road 1/4 mile south to Rogue River Park entrance; turn left.
Overall, White Pine Trail is the 42nd most popular cross country ski area of all 47 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby White Pine Trail including Huron-Manistee National Forest, Corsair Ski Trails, Big M Cross Country Ski Trail, Hungerford Trail, North Country Trail - Marilla To Dilling and Highbanks TrailMackenzie Cross Country Ski Trail.