Best Mirror Lake Cross Country Skiing

The 2nd most popular XC Ski in Michigan.

  Iron River, Michigan, US


  July 12, 2016

On the Upper Peninsula west of Silver City, there are 26 miles of groomed track in the Porcupine Mountain State Park adjacent to the Ottowa National Forest. While 12 miles are designated expert, there are 4.5 miles for beginners and the rest is intermediate. There are also another 50 miles of backcountry trails through virgin forest. Check out the routes to Mirror Lake and the 16 mile Lake Superior Trail. Keep a sharp eye out for secluded lakes, bears, bald eagles, and waterfalls.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Silver City, head west on FS107. Either park along road or in DNR parking area.

Overall, Mirror Lake is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 46 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Mirror Lake including Ge-Che Trails and Ski Brule Cross Country Trails.

Local Contacts:  PMSP (906) 885-5275; MDNR (517) 374-9483; ONF (906) 884-2411; Regional Tourism (800) 659-3232; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Mixed

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  State Park Cabins

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  46.7, -89.8

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  7260

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Mirror Lake Cross Country Skiing Map