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Alpena Bi-Path

14 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Cinder

Alpena to Hillman Trail

22 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

6.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Gravel

North Central State Trail

62 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone
Accordion

North Eastern State Trail

71 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Rogers City Spur Trail

6.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Shingle Mill Pathway

12 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Spring Brook Pathway

5 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Dirt

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

10.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...
MI 14 mi Asphalt, Cinder
The scenic Alpena to Hillman Trail runs for 22 miles across northern Michigan on a former railroad corridor. The surface is largely improved, so the trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, as ...
MI 22 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt
From Top of Michigan Trails Council: This beautiful 14-mile trail currently exists only in the minds eye. Conceptual engineering is already well along on a route that will follow the Charlevoix-Boyne ...
MI 14 mi
Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...
MI 6.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone surface ...
MI 62 mi Crushed Stone
The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended ...
MI 71 mi Crushed Stone
From Top of Michigan Trails Council: The Rogers City Spur will eventually connect the Huron Sunrise Trail on Rogers Citys east side near the Michigan Limestone Operations Mine to the Alpena to Mackinac ...
MI 6.7 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at ...
MI 12 mi Dirt
The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and ...
MI 5 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects ...
MI 10.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Alpena Bi-Path

MI - 14 miles

Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

MI - 6.5 miles

Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone surface ...

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended ...

Accordion

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended ...

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

MI - 10.1 miles

The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects ...

Alpena Bi-Path

MI - 14 miles

Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...

Alpena to Hillman Trail

MI - 22 miles

The scenic Alpena to Hillman Trail runs for 22 miles across northern Michigan on a former railroad corridor. The surface is largely improved, so the trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, as ...

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

MI - 6.5 miles

Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone surface ...

Accordion

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone surface ...

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended ...

Shingle Mill Pathway

MI - 12 miles

The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at ...

Spring Brook Pathway

MI - 5 miles

The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and ...

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

MI - 10.1 miles

The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects ...

Alpena Bi-Path

MI - 14 miles

Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...

Alpena to Hillman Trail

MI - 22 miles

The scenic Alpena to Hillman Trail runs for 22 miles across northern Michigan on a former railroad corridor. The surface is largely improved, so the trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, as ...

Boyne City - Charlevoix Trail

MI - 14 miles

From Top of Michigan Trails Council: This beautiful 14-mile trail currently exists only in the minds eye. Conceptual engineering is already well along on a route that will follow the Charlevoix-Boyne ...

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

MI - 6.5 miles

Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...

Accordion

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone surface ...

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended ...

Shingle Mill Pathway

MI - 12 miles

The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at ...

Spring Brook Pathway

MI - 5 miles

The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and ...

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

MI - 10.1 miles

The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects ...

Recent Trail Reviews

North Central State Trail

Share the trail with some animal buddies

December, 2016 by spm138

Biked from Gaylord to Topinabee. The trail is very nice and secluded. Check the wind direction before you begin. We had a strong headwind for some of the ride. However, even with the wind there were areas where you tucked behind the trees. Trail is cinder and moves from farmland to forest. Deer, Skunks, Racoons, and Fox all shared the trail or crossed it during our ride. Sheep and goats grazed in fields along the way. Very enjoyable and crosses creeks and rivers with bridges that tempt you into a water stop. Just outside of Topinabee (Breakers) is a bar/restaurant (about 33 miles of biking). It is parallel to the trail on the left and hard to miss. Reward was a great beer, wonderful atmosphere, and the food (did not eat) looked great. Next year plan to do the trail from Mackinaw.

North Central State Trail

Beautiful Trail! Gaylord out 13 and Back.

September, 2016 by sweetcat

We got a late start and found the trial head in Gaylord at the soccer fields. We biked about 13 miles out and returned getting back before sunset. The trail is a gentle downgrade from Gaylord. When you head back be prepared for it to be a slight uphill the entire way. This is a beautiful trail. We rode several miles beyond Vanderbilt and then turned around. Had we gotten an earlier start we would have gone further. It is one of those trails where you must force yourself to turn around and head back. Even my companion who rarely bikes and was getting tired and dreading the ride back experienced some moments of wishful thinking that he could handle a longer ride just so we could go a bit further down the trail! It really is that beautiful. You feel as if you are out in the middle of the woods even though you are often quite close to the highway. The trail is well cared for and even though we went between rain storms the trail was fairly firm under our wheels. Since we left fairly late we only saw three other people on the trail but many more were returning to the trailhead as we were unloading the car to start. We plan on returning Michigan and biking the rest of the trail!

Alpena to Hillman Trail

Alpena to Hillman

August, 2016 by craigraycraft

My wife and i looked for this trail west of Alpena and found where it crosses 65 near Lachine. This section is not a bike trail, in fact it'not a trail at all, but a winter snowmobile trail only. Looking in both directions from 65 you can not make out even a hint of a trail just a field one direction and someones yard the other direction. There is absolutely no entrance to the trail from the park and ride near Little Town Lounge.

Accordion

North Central State Trail

beautiful

June, 2016 by brianleblanc

Yesterday my wife and I rode from Mackinaw City to almost Cheboygan. The trail surface was very smooth and the trail is in excellent shape. I highly recommend the trail.

North Central State Trail

June, 2016 by harleyman0

I have covered this trail in segments from Gaylord to Cheboygan on both Mountain Bike and Rode Bike. I use Indian River Trail head and my home base starting point most of the time. Also I use Wolverine and the "Thirsty Sturgeon Bar & Grill" as a start point going south to Vanderbilt. I like this part of the trail because of the Beaver dam and pond about 5 miles south of Wolverine. Very nice area. Additionally at the same area is what I call 5 mile hill. It is about a 1-2% grade for just short of 5 miles and it terminates at Vanderbilt.
Going North from Indian River is a beautiful ride to Cheboygan, passing through Topinabee along the shore of Mullett Lake with gentle slopes and good level areas too. I recommend this trail to all.

North Central State Trail

Very nice ride

October, 2015 by david sommers

My wife and I rode from Cheboygan to Indian River and back on a beautiful fall day. A covering of bright leaves or pine needles at spots made for a very pretty ride. There were great views along Mullett Lake. Topinabee had a nice park along the trail with several history boards about the area. While not as fast as a paved trail, we found the crushed limestone trail packed hard, with very few soft spots. We were out to enjoy the day, not make speed or distance.

North Central State Trail

Nice trail..

September, 2015 by gzymmb

We rode this trail from Gaylord to the Straits and liked the changing scenery along the way, including the nice rest stops at each town. Yes, the crushed stone is a little more difficult to ride on than asphalt, but we were helped by the gentle decline. This is not a trail for skinny tires, I believe.

Directions: the Gaylord traihead directions are not quite accurate. After turning onto Center Rd, look to turn west onto Fairview to find the parking lot.

North Central State Trail

North Central Trail

September, 2015 by jmatus@comcast.net

Great map and great trail. Thank you for the first map downloaded!

North Eastern State Trail

Beautiful trail

August, 2015 by brookens81

My aunt and I set out to ride from Cheboygan to Onaway, round trip totaling 52 miles. This trail is gorgeous and very easy to navigate. I agree with the previous reviews that, there is no coasting, limestone is difficult at times. Our average speed was only around 8-9mph, so it took us 6 hours to ride the trail.

Onaway has a great restaurant called Woodwinds for our half point to grab lunch and some homemade cookies for a little boost on our way back. Getting to Onaway was very cool, a little off roading around a farm which lead to some great pics.

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

Nice paved trail to Hartwick Pines

August, 2015 by cabrkb1

We just parked at the DNR office off I-75 and rode the trail to Hartwick Pines. We then did some bike trails inside the park returning to the main trail to return to our vehicle. Very nice ride.

North Eastern State Trail

Needs to be Paved - Not that Smooth

August, 2015 by rogerdetroit

Wife and I just returned from 3 days of cycling using Cheboygan as a hub. On our third day we did 15.5 miles on the North East State trail from Cheboygan to Aloha State Park and back. Could only give it a 3 star rating.

Good News: Great trail head services in both Cheboygan and at Aloha State Park. Scenic route with a mix of shade trees and open farm fields. Cool bridge crossing over the Cheboygan River.

Bad News: The crushed limestone surface is too deep and causes a lot of rolling resistance. On my 700 X 38mm tire I felt as if I was “snowplowing” through the crushed limestone. As another commenter said, “there is no coasting on this trail.” In fact, on similar RTTs that have numerous street crossings but are PAVED my average moving speed is 14.5 mph. However, my speed on this section of the NEST was only 10.3 mph. So plan your trip accordingly.

The crushed limestone is most troublesome at street crossings were it can be 3” deep and stop you dead in your tracks.

Wish this trail was paved as they did with the Leelanau Trail in Traverse City or the Little Traverse Wheelway – Charlevoix to Harbor Springs.

North Central State Trail

Could be Wonderful - Needs to be Paved

August, 2015 by rogerdetroit

Wife and I just returned from 3 days of cycling using Cheboygan as a hub. On our 1st day we went northeast 35.5 miles on the North Central State Trail from Cheboygan to Mackinaw City and back. On our 2nd day we went south 26.3 miles on the NCST from Cheboygan to Topinabee and back. Could only give these two sections a 3 star rating.

Good News: Great trail head services in Cheboygan. Mackinaw City of full of things to see and do and the trail heavily wooded and constantly shaded – no sunburn here. Topinabee is a cool little town with two restaurants, beach and a gas station. The trail is a mix of shade trees and some open farm fields.

Bad News: The crushed limestone surface is too deep and causes a lot of rolling resistance. On my 700 X 38mm tire I felt as if I was “snowplowing” through the crushed limestone. In fact, on similar RTTs that have numerous street crossings but are PAVED my average moving speed is 14.5 mph. However, my speed on these two sections was only 10.6 mph. So plan your trip accordingly. The crushed limestone is most troublesome at street crossings were it can be 3” deep and stop you dead in your tracks.

Actually these sections of the trail seemed very lightly used, particularly the route to Mackinaw City. This section parallels MI Route 23 that has a paved shoulder for cyclists and when we were on the unpaved trail we saw a large group of cyclists (40+ people) using the shoulder of the road. It was VERY tempting, but my wife hates being that close to traffic.

The trail probably has more use in in a SINGLE day in the winter by snowmobilers than by cyclists during the ENTIRE summer.

Wish this trail was paved as they did with the Leelanau Trail in Traverse City or the Little Traverse Wheelway – Charlevoix to Harbor Springs.

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