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Recommended Routes in Northern Michigan - 13

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Favorite Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Intermediate Intermediate

Arcadia Dunes

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

Frankfort, MI
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Favorite Awesome flow!
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Eddington Creek crossing. There is a very nice bridge across and you can see the trail on opposite sides.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/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
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Favorite Sweet groomed singletrack for some winter riding.
Intermediate Intermediate

Vasa Singletrack

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

Kingsley, MI
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Favorite The local cycling club works with the NFS to keep the trail clear of trees.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Bridge over the West Branch of the Minnehaha Creek
Easy/Intermediate 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
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Favorite No Photos
Intermediate 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
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Favorite No Photos
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Lots of flowers and some raspberry bushes (ouch!).
Intermediate Intermediate

NCT: Springvale to Krause

21.7 mi 34.9 km 2,070' Up 630.92 m Up 2,069' Down 630.75 m Down

Boyne City, MI
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Favorite Two track trail on the Offield Family Nature Preserve
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Offield Family Nature Preserve

5.1 mi 8.2 km 514' Up 156.78 m Up 546' Down 166.29 m Down

Harbor…, MI
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Favorite Big Pines along Ogemaw Hills Pathway.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Ogemaw Hills Pathway - South

7.4 mi 11.9 km 561' Up 170.9 m Up 589' Down 179.56 m Down

West Br…, MI
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Favorite Ogemaw Hills Pathway in a small valley near the north trailhead.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Ogemaw Hills Pathway - North

3.2 mi 5.2 km 297' Up 90.38 m Up 295' Down 90.04 m Down

West Br…, MI
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Favorite Thompson Harbor State Park.
Easy Easy

Presque Isle County Mountain Biking

6.9 mi 11.0 km 227' Up 69.16 m Up 226' Down 68.81 m Down

Rogers…, MI
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Northern Michigan Biking

  • 456 Miles 735 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 56 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 107 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northern Michigan - 155

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4.8 mi 7.7 km #1Avalanche Bike Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Boyne City, MI 25 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #2Enlightener
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI 21 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #3Acer Ridge
Intermediate Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Leland, MI 18 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #4School Forest - Loop 1
Easy Easy
Boyne City, MI
Easy Easy
Boyne City, MI 19 
2.1 mi 3.5 km #5School Forest Loop 2
Intermediate Intermediate
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Boyne City, MI 18 
7.5 mi 12.1 km #6Glacial Hills Outside Loop North
Intermediate Intermediate
Bellaire, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Bellaire, MI 16 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #7Ursa Major
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Leland, MI
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Leland, MI 11 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Beechdrops
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
16.0 mi 25.8 km #9Leelanau Trail
Easy Easy
Leland, MI
Easy Easy
Leland, MI
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Fiddlehead
Intermediate Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Leland, MI

Photos of Northern Michigan - 115

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Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
Awesome flow!
Sep 10, 2016 near Bellaire, 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
Bridge over the West Branch of the Minnehaha Creek
Nov 23, 2016 near Petoskey, MI
Fast and flowy. The north trail has more riding on the side of hills which is great
Aug 8, 2019 near Bellaire, MI
Pine forest trail section @ Big M
Oct 9, 2019 near Manistee, MI
Udell Hills fire tower
Oct 9, 2019 near Manistee, MI
The bridge is down at mile 1, expect to get wet
Oct 3, 2021 near Atlanta, MI

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