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Recommended Routes in Northern Michigan - 14

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Favorite Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Intermediate

Arcadia Dunes

8.8 mi 14.2 km 659' Up 200.73 m Up 658' Down 200.68 m Down

Frankfort, MI
Favorite Awesome flow!
Intermediate

Glacial Hills Outside Loop

9.5 mi 15.3 km 978' Up 298.12 m Up 983' Down 299.56 m Down

Bellaire, MI
Favorite Eddington Creek crossing. There is a very nice bridge across and you can see the trail on opposite sides.
Difficult

North Country Trail - Marilla Trailhead

28.9 mi 46.5 km 2,589' Up 789.15 m Up 2,590' Down 789.41 m Down

Manton, MI
Favorite Sweet groomed singletrack for some winter riding.
Intermediate

Vasa Singletrack

14.7 mi 23.7 km 438' Up 133.52 m Up 436' Down 133.03 m Down

Kingsley, MI
Favorite The local cycling club works with the NFS to keep the trail clear of trees.
Intermediate/Difficult

Big M and the Udell Hills

40.1 mi 64.5 km 3,160' Up 963.32 m Up 3,161' Down 963.39 m Down

Manistee, MI
Favorite Mossy goodness lining the Lost Lake Pathway early in the season.
Easy/Intermediate

Lost Lake Pathway

6.1 mi 9.9 km 82' Up 24.89 m Up 81' Down 24.66 m Down

Travers…, MI
Favorite Bridge over the West Branch of the Minnehaha Creek
Easy/Intermediate

McCune Nature Preserve

6.2 mi 10.0 km 425' Up 129.41 m Up 418' Down 127.4 m Down

Petoskey, MI
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

NCT: Chandler Hill to Springvale

9.8 mi 15.8 km 1,205' Up 367.31 m Up 1,205' Down 367.26 m Down

Boyne City, MI
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

NCT: Slashing Road to Chandler Hill Road

6.5 mi 10.5 km 510' Up 155.47 m Up 509' Down 155.18 m Down

Boyne City, MI

Northern Michigan Biking

  • 611 Miles 983 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 50 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 84 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northern Michigan - 121

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4.8 mi 7.7 km #1Avalanche Bike Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Boyne City, MI 24 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #2School Forest - Loop 1
Easy
Boyne City, MI
Easy
Boyne City, MI 19 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3Enlightener
Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI 17 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Central Ridge
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
Leland, MI 16 
2.1 mi 3.5 km #5School Forest Loop 2
Intermediate
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate
Boyne City, MI 18 
7.5 mi 12.1 km #6Glacial Hills Outside Loop North
Intermediate
Bellaire, MI
Intermediate
Bellaire, MI 15 
16.0 mi 25.8 km #7Leelanau Trail
Easy
Leland, MI
Easy
Leland, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Beechdrops
Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
5.8 mi 9.3 km #9Blue Trail
Intermediate
Kingsley, MI
Intermediate
Kingsley, MI
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Fiddlehead
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
Leland, MI

Photos of Northern Michigan - 97

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Bridge over the West Branch of the Minnehaha Creek
Nov 23, 2016 near Petoskey, MI
Wood plank bridges elevate a portion of the trail to keep off mossy undergrowth. Makes for a fun, scenic ride!
Nov 14, 2016 near Gaylord, MI
Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
The bridge is down at mile 1, expect to get wet
Oct 3, 2021 near Atlanta, MI
Awesome flow!
Sep 10, 2016 near Bellaire, MI
Udell Hills fire tower
Oct 9, 2019 near Manistee, MI
Pine forest trail section @ Big M
Oct 9, 2019 near Manistee, MI
Riding the School Forest Loops in Boyne City.
Nov 18, 2015 near Boyne City, MI