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5,019 mi 8,077 km of trail 64 Recommended Routes

Gems 8 Gems Easy Trails 640 Trails Intermediate Trails 402 Trails Hard Trails 45 Trails
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gem Favorite Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.

Chapel Rock

(9) Munising, MI
gem Favorite Dwarfed by the trees.

Warren Woods Galien River Overlook

(2) Three Oaks, MI
gem Favorite Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

(10) Beulah, MI
gem Favorite The 410-acre Humbug Marsh Unit contains the last mile of nature shoreline along the U.S. Mainland portion of the Detroit River

Last Old Growth Forest on the Detroit River

(1) Gibraltar, MI
gem Favorite Looking downriver from the Brink platform.

Tahquamenon Falls

(8) Newberry, MI
gem Favorite Scoville Point - Isle Royale National Park

Scoville Point

(6) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Rock Harbor Lighthouse is beautiful viewed from the water on the Ranger III ferry.

Rock Harbor Lighthouse and Edisen Fishery

(6) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Mosquito Falls

Mosquito Falls

(9) Munising, MI

Recommended Routes in Michigan - 65

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Favorite A working water pump!
Intermediate

Potawatomi Trail

17.5 mi 28.1 km 787' Up 239.94 m Up 783' Down 238.66 m Down

Pinckney, MI
Favorite Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.
Intermediate

Chapel Loop

10.6 mi 17.1 km 763' Up 232.47 m Up 752' Down 229.35 m Down

Munising, MI
Favorite The Big Carp River.
Intermediate/Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Loop

21.2 mi 34.1 km 1,463' Up 445.88 m Up 1,444' Down 440.21 m Down

Ontonagon, MI
Favorite Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.
Difficult

Dunes Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 454' Up 138.29 m Up 453' Down 138 m Down

Beulah, MI
Favorite Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Intermediate/Difficult

Greenstone Ridge

40.2 mi 64.7 km 2,451' Up 747.19 m Up 2,454' Down 748.12 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI
Favorite Lake Superior from the Minong Ridge Trail
Difficult

Minong Ridge Traverse

29.2 mi 47.0 km 2,256' Up 687.69 m Up 2,265' Down 690.44 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI
Favorite The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Intermediate

Northern Loop

14.2 mi 22.9 km 649' Up 197.92 m Up 649' Down 197.86 m Down

Leland, MI
Favorite The Big Carp River.
Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Scenic Wilderness Loop

23.5 mi 37.8 km 1,614' Up 491.93 m Up 1,617' Down 492.81 m Down

Wakefield, MI

Trails in Michigan - 1023

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12.0 mi 19.3 km #1Mansitee River Trail
Intermediate
Manton, MI
Intermediate
Manton, MI 49 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #2Escarpment Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI 11 
40.2 mi 64.7 km #3Greenstone Ridge Trail
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
5.1 mi 8.1 km #4Hickory Ridge Hike & Ski Trail
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI 15 
4.3 mi 6.9 km #5North Mirror Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6Bare Bluff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Copper Harbor, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Copper Harbor, MI
182.3 mi 293.4 km #7NCT: MI Segment 2 - Central UP
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
0.9 mi 1.4 km #8Forestview Natural Area Trail
Intermediate
Midland, MI
Intermediate
Midland, MI
2.9 mi 4.6 km #9West Huginnin Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10Bush Bay Hiking Trail (Narnia Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
4.1 mi 6.6 km #11Jailhouse Trail
Intermediate
Ithaca, MI
Intermediate
Ithaca, MI
4.7 mi 7.6 km #12Shields Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Scenic Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
Leland, MI
7.3 mi 11.7 km #14Orange Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Adrian, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Adrian, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #15Beech Tree Loop
Intermediate
Okemos, MI
Intermediate
Okemos, MI
0.4 mi 0.7 km #16Foot Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Allegan, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Allegan, MI
2.1 mi 3.3 km #17Rouge Park Mountain Bike and Hiking Hybrid Trail
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
33.7 mi 54.3 km #19I-275 Metro Trail
Intermediate
Novi, MI
Intermediate
Novi, MI
11.4 mi 18.3 km #20Wakazoo Trail (aka Northwest Trail)
Intermediate
Allegan, MI
Intermediate
Allegan, MI

Photos of Michigan - 534

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The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Jan 16, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI
Great sunset on the beach!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge – fall" by Mike Lozon. Courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 4, 2019 near Allendale, MI
Bluffs along the Manistee River Trail.
Aug 13, 2016 near Cadillac, MI
Lakeside trail in fall" by Mike Lozon. Photo courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 9, 2019 near Ferrysburg, MI
Rock Harbor
May 21, 2015 near Isle Ro…, MI