Michigan Tech Trails and Recreational Forest

Michigan Tech's trail system is located right across the street from the Student Development Complex, or the south end of the Michigan Tech campus on MacInnes Drive. The 35 kilometers of trails are nationally recognized for quality, variety of terrain, and maintenance.

Currently enrolled Michigan Tech students and children 17 and younger can use the trails for free; community members must purchase a reasonably priced membership or day pass.

With Houghton’s average snowfall approaching 250 inches, the season usually opens in early December and continues into April, however, this year we opened on November 12! Grooming takes place daily and the system includes 7.5 kilometers of lighted trails, making an after-class ski trip convenient for students.

Michigan Tech hosted the 2006 junior national championship, and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. championships at the Tech Trails.

Michigan Tech will be hosting the Midwest/Great Lakes Junior National Qualifying Race on December 20-21 and the 2015 U.S. championship January 2-9.

NOTE: Only the following trails will be open to the public for skiing on December 20-21: Isle Royale, Superior and Nara Loops along with the Tolkien Trails.

Read the Tech Trails semiannual newsletters:

Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Spring/Summer 2014

Fall/Winter 2013/2014

Spring/Summer 2013