Boyne Valley Trailway


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Boyne Valley Trailway Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Charlevoix
Length: 6.3 miles
Trail end points: East Main Street (Boyne City) and US 131 & Cherry Hill Road (Boyne Falls)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 12232218

Boyne Valley Trailway Description

Though the plan for a trail along the former Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad has existed since at least 2000, it took two decades to see the trail come to fruition. Thanks to the persistent citizen-led efforts, the Petoskey Area, home of the Little Traverse Wheelway, boasts an additional 6.3-miles of paved rail-trail. The Boyne Valley Trailway stretches between Boyne City and the Village Boyne Falls on the former railroad right-of-way that once connected the two communities. The trail begins on East Main Street in Boyne City near the Municipal Airport, about a mile from downtown. The trail then makes its way southeast in the railroad corridor. About 4.5 miles in, trail users will enter the Boyne Mountain Resort property and then curves around the Boyne Falls Airport to its endpoint at US131 and Cherry Hill Road.

The Boyne Valley Trailway offers a wooded excursion with some river views. The trail is open for non-motorized uses only.

Parking and Trail Access

Trailheads include:

  • Airport parking lot on East Main Street (Boyle City)
  • Boyle City Township Park on Dam Road (also has restrooms)
  • Boyne Falls School
  • Boyne Mountain Resort Trailhead
  • US-131 and Cherry Hill Road (Village of Boyne Falls)

Check out the trail map to get directions to the respective trailheads.

Boyne Valley Trailway Reviews

Delightful Ride

Took the trail west about six miles into Boyne City. Very nice trail conditions with plenty of woods, scenic vistas and finally water at the BC terminal point. Enjoyed the warm fall afternoon!

Nice pathway

This is a nice pathway. Great for family rides. I would like to see a connecting route through town to the pathway toward Charlevoix. I hope this will be extended on the other side of Boyne Mountain.

Nice little ride from Boyne City to Boyne Falls and back

This was an enjoyable ride, about 14.5 miles round trip from downtown Boyne City--one of those trails where you can imagine all of the effort community members put into making it happen. (Thank you!) It's easy to get to the airport trailhead outside of Boyne City by following the low-traffic East Main Street just a mile out of town. This short but really nicely constructed trail was a pleasant ride on very smooth asphalt through the woods, along a road, and through the Boyne Mountain Ski Area. While it's a rail trail, it was nice to find it to be curvy! All around us it was green and lush and lovely in late August. Very few people on a Tuesday morning--but the trail is 10 feet wide and welcoming.

Boyne Mountain to Young State Park

Hop on your bike at Boyne Mountain Resort and ride to Young State Park! Trail access is right at the resort. Just walk out your front door! Trail is a brand NEW paved , easy ride to Boyne City. 12 mi RT. I rode through Boyne City and picked up the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail on to Young State Park. (RT 26mi) Overall Beautiful Ride! Note: When BC to Charlevoix Trail is completed it will add another 15 miles ONE WAY from Boyne City! Can’t Wait! So Bring Your Bike! Have Fun! I have fun

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