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Pigeon River Country State Forest Area

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256 mi 412 km of trail 1 Featured Run

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 3 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Food & Drink

If you are looking for a place to grab a bite after exploring Pigeon River, head up the road to the Thirsty Sturgeon in Wolverine which easily has the best food in the area! Trail Town Tavern in Vanderbilt is also worth a stop, as is Snowbelt Brewery in Gaylord.

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Featured Runs in Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 1

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Intermediate

Shingle Mill Pathway Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km • Loop • 146 ft Ascent 44.45 m Ascent

(1) Gaylord, MI

Trails in Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 8

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78.3 mi 126.0 km #1High Country Pathway
Difficult
Atlanta, MI
Difficult
78.3 mi 126.0 km Atlanta, MI
10.6 mi 17.1 km #2Shingle Mill Pathway
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate
10.6 mi 17.1 km Gaylord, MI
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Shingle Mill 10-Mile Cutoff
Easy/Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Gaylord, MI
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Shingle Mill 6-Mile Cutoff
Easy/Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Gaylord, MI
3.0 mi 4.9 km #5Towermans Watch Pathway
Easy
Gaylord, MI
Easy
3.0 mi 4.9 km Gaylord, MI
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Pickerel Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Gaylord, MI
65.6 mi 105.5 km #7North Central State Trail
Easy
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy
65.6 mi 105.5 km Saint Ignace, MI
93.7 mi 150.7 km #8Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail
Easy
Mio, MI
Easy
93.7 mi 150.7 km Mio, MI

Photos of Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 6

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View off the boardwalk
Aug 22, 2018 near Gaylord, MI
The final stretch of the trail is a 1/4 mile boardwalk through the marsh.
Jan 19, 2017 near Gaylord, MI
Wood plank bridges elevate a portion of the trail to keep off mossy undergrowth.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI
Pigeon River where the trail goes over the bridge by the Pine Grove campground.
Sep 19, 2018 near Indian…, MI
View of a bend in the Pigeon River.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI
A creek flowing into Grass Lake.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI

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