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Snow Shoeing in Marquette

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Snowshoeing is the most ingenious way to explore the wilderness of Marquette, also the simplest. It’s a low-cost activity that’s easy to learn and will help you access Marquette county’s beauty even in winters.

Snowshoe 10K and 5K:
January 21st – 22nd 2022

The Noquemenon Trail Network in Marquette, MI puts on a set of races in the last weekend of January every year, featuring a 50k ski race, skijoring races, and fat-tire bike races. The shortest of these is the Noquemenon Snowshoe 5k (Part of Noquemenon Ski Marathon). If you are interested in snowshoe racing or winter race culture, this is a great one to sign up for.

Best Places for Snowshoeing

near Superior Stay Hotel

Snowshoeing in Marquette can be done everywhere depending on experience and endurance. So, Shake those winter blues off and take advantage of the snow while it’s still around on these snowshoe trails:

Eben Ice Caves

Distance: 31 miles | Time: 40 min
Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

Eben Ice Caves of Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area is located near Eben Junction, this hike meanders through a wooded area for about twenty minutes to where the snowshoer will access the ridge of the canyon. Follow the ridge a short distance where you will come upon the top of the ice caves. Follow the trail around to the base of the caves where you can walk behind this impressive ice sheet!

Noquemanon Trail Network

Distance: 2 miles | Time: 10 min
Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

Portions of the Noquemanon North Trail closer to Tourist Park is for foot traffic. It offers a variety of trails for beginners as well as the hardest snowshoe enthusiast.
Baby Lake Trail is short and scenic and an ideal route for beginners and first-timers.
Teal Lake Trail is a 2.5 miles long trail, with lights, for evening activity.
Lastly, Olympic Trail & Deer Lake Trail are more advanced and are for experts who want to pursue longer routes. Dogs are welcome on a leash as per Michigan law.

Hogback Mountain

Distance: 7 miles | Time: 20 min
Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

The elevation gain of this mountain 680.00 ft (207m) with a 4 miles there-and-back trail. This trail allows pets in the area, but they have to be kept on a leash. A small parking fee is charged.

Where to rent the snowshoes?

Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, you can grab yours from Down Wind Sports. They offer Snowshoes for rent at $20/day and it has to be returned by the end of the day. You can also try out a particular piece of equipment before renting.