Corsair Ski Trails

The 6th most popular cross country ski area in Michigan.

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Northwest of Tawas City, the Corsair Ski Trails are nestled in the beautiful Silver Valley area, surrounded by the 120,000 acre Huron National Forest. The Corsair system is one of the largest groomed trail networks in Michigan. The 56 kilometers of interconnecting trails cross forest and meadows, hills and valleys. They take you through sunny open vistas, into hushed stands of sweet-smelling fir and towering hardwoods, and along the edge of winding ice-locked streams.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from East Tawas, head west on SR55 to Wilber Road. Follow Wilber Road to Monument Road. Turn left on Monument Road for 7 miles. There are three parking areas. First, there is the Corsair Picnic Area on the west side of Monument Road. Second, there is the Wrights Lake lot on Tuttle Road. Third, there is the Silver Valley Lot on the east side of Monument Road.

Overall, Corsair Ski Trails is the 6th most popular cross country ski area of all 47 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Corsair Ski Trails including Huron-Manistee National Forest, Big M Cross Country Ski Trail, Hungerford Trail, North Country Trail - Marilla To Dilling, Highbanks Trail and Mackenzie Cross Country Ski TrailCadillac Pathway.

Corsair Ski Trails Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  CST (800) 558-2927; Tawas Tourism (800) 55-TAWAS; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

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

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

GPS:  44.3793, -83.6043

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  9150

Corsair Ski Trails Cross Country Skiing Map