Lost Lake Pathway Cross Country Skiing

The 45th most popular XC Ski in Michigan.

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Southwest of Traverse City and northwest of Interlochen, the Lost Lake Pathway is a 6.3 mile loop. While known in the summer for the hiking, this trail system is open in the winter to cross country skiers. The popular Shore To Shore Trail is nearby as well.

Note: There is no official trail map for this area.

Overall, Lost Lake Pathway is the 45th most popular cross country ski area of all 47 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Lost Lake Pathway including North American Vasa Inc., Shanty Creek, Muncie Lakes Pathway and Alligator Hill Trail.


Local Contact(s):  MDNR (231) 922-5280; Traverse Visitors (616) 947-5075; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937; Traverse City Tourism (800) 872-8377.

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

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground (231) 922-5280

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Omlette Shop, Traverse City

Reference Source:  click here http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/

GPS:  44.684047, -85.798728

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  21180