Shingle Mill Pathway

 5 votes

10.7 Miles 17.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

357' 109 m

Ascent

-366' -112 m

Descent

1,047' 319 m

High

873' 266 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

Update

The High Country Pathway's little brother.

glen ruczynski

Overview

Description

Three loop options include river views, towering mature hardwood forests and pine plantations. The 10-mile loop is very popular with a stop at Section 4 lake and it's deep blue water and storybook scenery you'll notice in the pictures. All loops end up riding back to the trailhead on a quarter mile long boardwalk in dark cool cedar forest that runs along the Pigeon River.

If you like a more remote trail experience, where you have an opportunity to see a completely undeveloped forest that's home to elk, bear, bobcat and more, the Shingle Mill has exactly what you are looking for. The Shingle Mill Pathway offers a beautiful glimpse of the Pigeon River State Forest sharing some of the best terrain of it's larger brother, the High Country Pathway.

You can either ride the complete 11-mile loop, or shorten it by using the Shingle Mill 6-Mile Cutoff, or the Shingle Mill 10-Mile Cutoff.

The trailhead is located on Sturgeon Valley Road across from the Pigeon Bridge campground outside of Vanderbilt, MI by roughly 10 miles. Parking is across from the campground and the trail start is located within the campground itself.

An alternate trailhead is at 9966 Twin Lakes Rd, Vanderbilt, MI. Parking is available next to the forest headquarters building.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

4.0 from 5 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Aug 4, 2017
Jamie Scholten
Nov 12, 2016
Kirsten Buccigrossi
15mi
Sep 5, 2016
Cori Chesnutt
First time here & I loved it! Natural old school single track with surprisingly good flow. Not many "vistas" for views but loved the varying forests. — 1h 45m

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 5 votes

#4722

Overall
  4.0 from 5 votes
5 Star
40%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
20%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#95

in Michigan

#4,722

Overall
127 Views Last Month
1,847 Since Jul 2, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
20%
80%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter