Blueberry Ridge Cross Country Ski Trail
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The Blueberry Ridge Pathway is a popular cross-country ski trail in the Marquette area. This trail is manged by the DNR and consists of 12 miles (21 km) of regularly groomed trails. There are seven loops of varying difficulty. Some of the loops are groomed for diagonal and/or skate stride. This trail also featrues a 1.7 mile lighted loop.
A Recreation Passport is required. There are self-registration envelopes available on location so if you not have a Recreation Passport or Out-of-State Permit, one can be purchased through the self-registration process. The permit will then be mailed to you. Click here for more information on the Recreational Passport.
The Blueberry Ridge Ski Trail is located about 6 miles S of Marquette on Co Rd 553, at the corner of Co Rd 553 & Co Rd 480. Parking on east side of Co Rd 553
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Trail Loops
Crossroads (1.5 miles/2.5 km) - Easy, level terrain
Crossroads and Husky (3.0 miles/4.9 km) - Intermediate, level to slightly hilly
Wolverine (2.7 miles/4.4 km) - Intermediate, level to slightly hilly
Superior (2.9 miles/4.8 km) - Advanced, rolling to hilly
Spartan (1.6 miles/2.6 km) - Advanced, rolling to hilly
Wildcat (1.7 miles/2.7 km) - Advanced, rolling to hilly
Lighted Loop (1.7 miles/2.7 km) - Easy, level to gently rolling
Note: Diagonal skiing only on Crossroads, Husky and Spartan. Diagonal and skating allowed on Wolverine, Superior, and Spartan
Information courtesy of the DNR and the Noquemanon Trail Network
- Trail Reviews -

February 18, 2014 - reviewed by Anonymous
Trails were not groomed 15-17th due to snow which allowed natural tracks from skiiers. It was like old times and skiiers managed to keep a tight track. 18th problem = groomers came to level new snow but something went amuck for about 3/4 of a mile of the classic trail at Cross Roads connecting to Wolverine... there was a valley in the middle and the track was not set. It must have lost contact eith the snow resulting in a track set here and ... one lane then two then skipping from right side to left side and ay times no track. The groomers need to slow down and look behind them to assess the result.
Overall Rating: Trail Markers: Drinking Water: Scenic: Difficulty:
January 30, 2014 - reviewed by Anonymous
poorly groomed with lots of oak leaves on Jan 29th. It looked like some mountain bikes with snow tires were on it. Is this allowed?
Overall Rating: Trail Markers: Drinking Water: Scenic: Difficulty:
January 14, 2014 - reviewed by Anonymous
Please bring back the color coded maps and trail markers (Green = Easy, Blue = Intermediate, Black = Difficult). Otherwise, thank you so much for this cross-country only trail - what a blessing!
Overall Rating: Trail Markers: Drinking Water: Scenic: Difficulty:
January 4, 2014 - reviewed by Anonymous
Great place for skiing with a fantastic variety of trails for people of all experiences. Grooming happens as quickly as it can and is consistent, as far as I'm concerned. I'm very pleased with Blueberry; it's my preferred place to ski in the Marquette area.
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August 30, 2013 - reviewed by Anonymous
Just an FYI, I saw a DNR truck leaving the parking lot at the crossroads, and a car with a ticket on it... Putting 2 and 2 together, I'm guessing he was checking for the park pass thing on the license. I know I'll be getting the pass on my license plate soon!
Overall Rating: Trail Markers: Drinking Water: Scenic: Difficulty:
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