Ogemaw Hills Pathway - North
ElevationAscent: 297' 90 m
Descent: -295' -90 m
High: 1,425' 434 m
Low: 1,285' 392 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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Ogemaw Hills Pathway - South
7.4 mi 11.9 km • Loop • 561 ft Ascent 170.9 m Ascent
Singletrack West Branch, MI( 3 )
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“A northern loop connecting more hills along the Ogemaw Hills Pathway.”— Pete Johannes
Family Friendly The trails are generally easy to access by families, with several trail crossings over unimproved county roads and ATV two tracks, making it possible for families with kids to bike over shorter treks.
The trail going south from the north trailhead travels along a two track trail on a downhill for about a quarter mile, then leaves the two track for the climb back to the top. It crosses county roads, the ATV trail and a pipeline, but traffic is sparse enough that there are no conflicts.
The southern portion of the loop travels down the south face of the moraine, through mixed hardwood forest and semi-wetland areas, with a couple of bridges over wetland portions. There is an overlook at the southeast end which has recently re-grown after cutting, diminishing the view. There are also some short, steep uphill and downhill stretches in the rolling terrain and south face of the moraine.
There are also several intermediate loops through the South end. On the southwestern part of the trail, one loop travels through a section of large pines and along some steep valleys. On the return trip from the southwest loop, there is one pothole that is wet and slippery in the wetter portions of the year.
Land Manager: MI DNR - Rifle River Recreation Area