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1,950 mi 3,139 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 202 Trails Intermediate Trails 118 Trails Hard Trails 13 Trails
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gem Favorite Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

(10) Beulah, MI

Recommended Routes in Northern Michigan - 5

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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 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 1st bridge
Easy/Intermediate

Marl Lake Trail System

5.0 mi 8.1 km 268' Up 81.68 m Up 272' Down 82.78 m Down

Roscommon, MI
Favorite View off the boardwalk
Intermediate

Shingle Mill Pathway Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km 146' Up 44.45 m Up 151' Down 45.93 m Down

Gaylord, MI
Favorite South Hoist Lake site, on bluff overlooking lake.
Intermediate

Hoist Lakes Area

12.3 mi 19.7 km 746' Up 227.24 m Up 746' Down 227.37 m Down

Glennie, MI

Trails in Northern Michigan - 328

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12.0 mi 19.3 km #1Mansitee River Trail
Intermediate
Manton, MI
Intermediate
Manton, MI 49 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #2Scenic Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
Leland, MI
17.5 mi 28.1 km #3Leelanau Trail
Easy
Leland, MI
Easy
Leland, MI
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Catamount Trail
Difficult
Manistee, MI
Difficult
Manistee, MI
6.9 mi 11.1 km #5Jordan Valley Pathway
Intermediate
Mancelona, MI
Intermediate
Mancelona, MI
8.3 mi 13.4 km #6State Highway M-185 (Lake Shore Boulevard)
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
8.2 mi 13.2 km #7Hoist Lake Trail South
Intermediate
Glennie, MI
Intermediate
Glennie, MI
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Lost Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Traverse City, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Traverse City, MI
4.2 mi 6.8 km #9Loop 2
Intermediate
Indian River, MI
Intermediate
Indian River, MI
1.8 mi 2.9 km #10Sky Pilot Trail
Intermediate
Manistee, MI
Intermediate
Manistee, MI
3.8 mi 6.1 km #11Loop 1
Intermediate
Indian River, MI
Intermediate
Indian River, MI
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12Hanson Hills Trail
Easy
Grayling, MI
Easy
Grayling, MI
2.0 mi 3.3 km #13Chestnut Trail Loop
Intermediate
Frankfort, MI
Intermediate
Frankfort, MI
6.4 mi 10.3 km #14Highbanks Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sand Lake, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Sand Lake, MI
16.3 mi 26.3 km #15Classic Trail
Intermediate
Leland, MI
Intermediate
Leland, MI
232.0 mi 373.4 km #16NCT: MI Segment 4 - Northwest Lower Michigan
Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
2.0 mi 3.3 km #17Orchard Beach State Park Hiking Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Manistee, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Manistee, MI
2.0 mi 3.2 km #18Loop A (Green Trail)
Intermediate
Roscommon, MI
Intermediate
Roscommon, MI
141.6 mi 227.8 km #19NCT: MI Segment 5 - Manistee National Forest
Intermediate
Manton, MI
Intermediate
Manton, MI
1.7 mi 2.7 km #20M9-4
Intermediate/Difficult
Ludington, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ludington, MI

Photos of Northern Michigan - 56

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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
Great sunset on the beach!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Bluffs along the Manistee River Trail.
Aug 13, 2016 near Cadillac, MI
Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.
Aug 12, 2016 near Beulah, MI
Catching the sunrise on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
The view from along the MRT on a gloomy but still wonderful day.
Oct 31, 2016 near Manton, MI
Trail divering into a loop.
Aug 27, 2020 near Frankfort, MI