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One of the best cross-country ski areas

Valley Spur has it all: great trails, great grooming, a great warming house, reliable and abundant... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Warrenville, IL
Beautiful large xc ski area

Nice warming house greets the skiier w/soup and bread sometimes! The trails are well groomed and... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Evanston, Illinois
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Only a few thousand people ski the 22-mile Valley Spur trail each year.
Munising, MI
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Valley Spur has it all: great trails, great grooming, a great warming house, reliable and abundant snowfall, and a setting in a beautiful hardwood forest. It is groomed for both skate and classic. The Heaven trail is great - an downhill trail that seems to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice warming house greets the skiier w/soup and bread sometimes! The trails are well groomed and beautiful wandering through woods. Definitely a winter destination for getting away from the crowds. Both beginner, med and advanced trails. Skating and striding.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank C R
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Singles track was very fun. It's about 5 miles in length, but does not loop back around; therefore, the entire round trip is about 10 miles. The track is well groomed and doable for anybody in at least modern physical condition. We are not avid...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and I wanted to do a nice ride while camping at Otter Lake. We were standing in the parking lot deciding which trail to take when a really nice lady and her dog suggested a single track run that wasn't on the map....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Granton5
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This place is outstanding. It is well worth the $10.00! We skied there on both Friday and Saturday after a new snow. They were out grooming and the trails were perfect. If you are a good skier definitely try the Stairway to Heaven. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 29 March 2015

These ski trails have wonderful terrain, consistent grooming, and are located where they receive lots of great lake-effect snow. They have a beautiful warming cabin.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We decided to try out trail B after learning how to cross country ski only a few hours earlier. This trail was perfect for beginners! Not only were there plenty of flat areas for easy going, but there were several hills to try that weren't...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank utleyd
Reviewed 14 November 2014

We hiked and rode these trails on our Mountain Bikes 4 days in a row and it was absolutely beautiful! Do not miss! Intermediate riding, and easy hiking make this very family friendly and also great for any level of hikers.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank AmyNStiers
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The long loop was described as a "family friendly" ride that was mostly easy two-track roads. And some of it was....but it also took us onto several miles of "sugar sand" ATV trails that were virtually unrideable. The 13 miles that I thought would take...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

We love the Munising area and this year we wanted to catch the fall colors. I researched these trails, as much as I could read, before my husband and I came for a biking excursion. The Hiawatha National Forest website actually gave the best description...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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