Strongs Corner, MI 49728
Trail Length: 9.2 miles
Groomed Classic? Yes
Groomed Skating? No
Trail fee? Yes: Park fee
Ski rentals? No
Trail Conditions: Yes
Getting there: From Strongs Corner at the intersection of M-28 and Salt Point Road about 26.5 miles west of I-75 drive north on Salt Point Road 5 miles to trailhead on the left (north) side of the road.
Located 5 miles northeast of Strongs Corner, Michigan, the McNearney Cross-Country Ski Trail winds through hilly, forested countryside. To protect the trail from damage and provide a quiet experience, no motorized use is allowed on the groomed ski trail. The trail offers four skiing loops ranging from a 1.7 kilometer (1 mile) flat beginner loop to a 9.6 kilometer (6 mile) loop with hills and corners that demand more advanced techniques.
All four loops are designed for one-way traffic. Please follow this traffic flow. Local interest, amount of use, and comments from skiers will determine if additional loops will be added in the future.
Loop 1 - Beginner Loop is one mile long over level terrain; a scenic area for first- time skiers to travel through.
Loop 2 - Camp 4 Loop is approximately 3 miles long. Except for the first up-hill, the terrain is gentle and very appealing to first time skiers. Beginners should be able to ski this loop with little difficulty while enjoying the variety of gentle slopes and level areas.
Loop 3 - The Big Pine Loop is designated for skiers with moderate skills. Advanced beginners and more experienced skiers should find the enjoyable hills and wooded areas of this loop very appealing.
Loop 4 - The Forester's Loop is also designed for the advanced beginners and experienced skiers. The hills demand more skills and are classed for skiers with advanced techniques.