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
Grooming Report (click Trails on the left main menu, and then Grooming Report in the center submenu)
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
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!
March 2, 2013 - reviewed by Anonymous
The above description of Blueberry as "regularly groomed by the DNR" is not accurate. Compared to previous years, Blueberry has been poorly maintained this year. We have always put money in the pipe but stopped after several times when we found the trails either poorly groomed or not groomed at all.
February 19, 2013 - reviewed by Anonymous
To "Do you need a state park sticker " - I do not believe you do, but please put some money in the trail fee box.
January 8, 2013 - reviewed by Anonymous
Do you need a state park sticker on your vehicle window in order to use the trail system???
Let me know.