Escanaba Trails
2.5 - 8 miles
1.5 - 3 hours
Easy Intermediate


Amenities: Outhouse at Escanaba Lake Trailhead.  A warming shelter is located midway on the trail system.

Trail Type: Hilly fall-line trails.  

Grooming: Trails groomed for classic skiing only.  For the latest grooming information and trail reports visit

Fee: Wisconsin State Trail Pass is required to ski these trails. 

Additional Information: Logging is occurring on the southeast corner of the Red Trail.  

Other Activities: Mountain Biking, Hiking

The Escanaba Lake Trailhead is located 3.5 miles east of Highway M on Nebish Lake Road (dirt).

The Pallette Lake Trailhead is located 3 miles east of Highway M on Nebish Lake Road (dirt).  

The Escanaba Trails have a wilderness feel as they pass through beautiful Northwoods forests and past pristine lakes. The east trailhead is the primary starting point for most excursions.  The west trailhead provides closer access to Pallette Lake. A lean-to shelter with benches and a campfire ring can be reached by all of the trails. An ungroomed connector trail to the nearby Lumberjack Trails can be accessed via the red and blue trails.  Be cautious of hills with fast descents and turns at the bottom.