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447 mi 720 km of trail 13 Rides

Easy Trails 39 Trails Intermediate Trails 83 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails
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Rides in Northern Michigan - 13

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Favorite Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Intermediate

Arcadia Dunes

8.8 mi 14.2 km • Loop • 659 ft Ascent 200.73 m Ascent

(40) Frankfort, MI
Favorite Fall
Difficult

North Country Trail - Marilla Trailhead

28.9 mi 46.5 km • Loop • 2,589 ft Ascent 789.15 m Ascent

(28) Manton, MI
Favorite Awesome flow!
Intermediate

Glacial Hills Outside Loop

9.5 mi 15.3 km • Loop • 978 ft Ascent 298.12 m Ascent

(32) Bellaire, MI
Favorite Sweet groomed singletrack for some winter riding.
Intermediate

Vasa Singletrack

12.0 mi 19.3 km • Loop • 420 ft Ascent 127.98 m Ascent

(29) Kingsley, MI
Favorite Winding singletrack.
Intermediate/Difficult

Big M and the Udell Hills

40.1 mi 64.5 km • Loop • 3,160 ft Ascent 963.32 m Ascent

(11) Manistee, MI
Favorite Bridge over the West Branch of the Minnehaha Creek
Easy/Intermediate

McCune Nature Preserve

6.2 mi 10.0 km • Out and Back • 425 ft Ascent 129.41 m Ascent

(2) Petoskey, MI
Favorite Mossy goodness lining the Lost Lake Pathway early in the season.
Easy/Intermediate

Lost Lake Pathway

6.1 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 82 ft Ascent 24.89 m Ascent

(9) Travers…, MI
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

NCT: Slashing Road to Chandler Hill Road

6.5 mi 10.5 km • Out and Back • 510 ft Ascent 155.47 m Ascent

(1) Boyne City, MI

Trails in Northern Michigan - 112

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4.8 mi 7.7 km #1Avalanche Bike Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Boyne City, MI 17 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #2School Forest - Loop 1
Easy
Boyne City, MI
Easy
2.9 mi 4.6 km Boyne City, MI 16 
7.5 mi 12.1 km #3Glacial Hills Outside Loop North
Intermediate
Bellaire, MI
Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.1 km Bellaire, MI 13 
2.1 mi 3.5 km #4School Forest Loop 2
Intermediate
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.5 km Boyne City, MI 13 
16.0 mi 25.8 km #5Leelanau Trail
Easy
Leland, MI
Easy
16.0 mi 25.8 km Leland, MI
1.3 mi 2.0 km #6Loop 3
Difficult
Boyne City, MI
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.0 km Boyne City, MI
4.5 mi 7.2 km #7Leelanau State Park: Winter Sports Trail
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Leland, MI
5.5 mi 8.8 km #8Blue Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Kingsley, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.8 km Kingsley, MI
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Sky Pilot
Intermediate
Manistee, MI
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Manistee, MI
1.1 mi 1.7 km #10Roundhouse
Easy
Boyne City, MI
Easy
1.1 mi 1.7 km Boyne City, MI
2.8 mi 4.5 km #11Central Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Leland, MI
2.5 mi 4.0 km #12Sidewinder
Intermediate
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Boyne City, MI
15.5 mi 25.0 km #13North Country Trail - Kipp Road to Van Road Segment
Intermediate/Difficult
Harbor Springs, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
15.5 mi 25.0 km Harbor Springs, MI
3.0 mi 4.9 km #14East Ridge Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Leland, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Leland, MI
2.0 mi 3.3 km #15Chestnut Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Frankfort, MI
Easy/Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Frankfort, MI
4.9 mi 7.9 km #16Aspen Singletrack
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.9 km Gaylord, MI
3.6 mi 5.8 km #17Catamount
Difficult
Manistee, MI
Difficult
3.6 mi 5.8 km Manistee, MI
10.7 mi 17.2 km #18Shingle Mill Pathway
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate
10.7 mi 17.2 km Gaylord, MI 11 
19.1 mi 30.7 km #19NCT: Mackinaw (Thumb Lake to Brubaker)
Intermediate/Difficult
Boyne City, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
19.1 mi 30.7 km Boyne City, MI
1.3 mi 2.2 km #2045 North Vineyard: Upper Vineyard Loop
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.2 km Leland, MI

Photos of Northern Michigan - 80

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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
Awesome flow!
Sep 10, 2016 near Bellaire, MI
Riding the School Forest Loops in Boyne City.
Nov 18, 2015 near Boyne City, MI
View of Lake Charlevoix from the top.  This is what makes the climb worth it!
Oct 2, 2015 near Boyne City, MI
Two track trail on the Offield Family Nature Preserve
Nov 23, 2016 near Harbor…, MI
Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
The local cycling club works with the NFS to keep the trail clear of trees.
May 1, 2016 near Manistee, MI