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Ogemaw Hills Pathway - South

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

Rolling terrain on the southern end and central portion of the Ogemaw Hills Pathway.


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7.4

Miles

11.9

KM

85%

Singletrack

1,425' 434 m

High

1,323' 403 m

Low

561' 171 m

Up

589' 180 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Recreation Passport required for entry and parking at the trailheads.

Overview

Southern portion of the Ogemaw Hills Pathway, and some of the central part. Rolling hills along the face of the West Branch Moraine, southern end passes through a stand of large pine trees.

Need to Know

The southern portion of the Ogemaw Hills Pathway ranges from upland to lowland trails, with some of the lowland portions becoming wet and even flooded and swampy during wetter portions of the year. Hills in this portion of the trail range from short and easy to longer and steeper trails requiring some low range grinding.

Description

This loop heads through the southern portion of the Ogemaw Hills Pathway, and some of the central part. Expect rolling hills along the face of the West Branch Moraine, while southern end passes through a stand of large pine trees. The trail is open year round, and groomed for cross country skiing in the winter. Trail etiquette dictates that fat tire bikes should not be ridden directly in ski tracks, but off to the side.

The Ogemaw Hills Pathway Trail System is situated on the West Branch Moraine, about five miles north of West Branch, consisting of mostly singletrack, with upland hardwoods in the north end, and varying upland and lowland trails in the south end. During wet periods of the year, some of the lower-lying portions in the south end become wet and difficult. Portions or the entire trail pass through pine plantings, hemlock groves and stands of large, mature evergreens.

History & Background

The Trail System is situated on the West Branch Moraine, about five miles north of West Branch, and is the location of several old farms, with rock piles in some areas, and domestic vegetation at the sites of former farmsteads.

Contacts

Shared By:

Pete Johannes

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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Big Pines along Ogemaw Hills Pathway.
Jun 11, 2017 near West Br…, MI

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Aug 13, 2022
Jeffrey Vagg
Condition was good. Fun trail with some good climbs. Some areas need some better trail marking. But overall was a fun trail.
Dec 27, 2021
Quentin Tompkins
Aug 18, 2018
Christopher Huston