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Shingle Mill Pathway Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice wooded run. One of several possible loops - the 10km version includes a straight cut across an old logging road.


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6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

100%

Runnable

954' 291 m

High

882' 269 m

Low

146' 44 m

Up

151' 46 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a neat trail. There is a good mix of terrain, from forest to grasslands, to marsh. After passing though a campground and crossing the river, there is a steep climb where you can either continue for the full 17 km loop or take the cutoff to shorten the run to 10 km.

Description

The trail starts off as a singletrack trail through the woods along a creek. There are some steep climbs up and down, with moderate scrambling. The ranger station is located at the end of the first part. After that, you have a short paved trail though a campground and across a bridge. After that it's either back to singletrack in the woods, or across the shortcut along an old logging road (flat and straight, but a but rough).

The end of the trail goes through open grassland and then finishes on a boardwalk through a marsh. Overall, this run provides a great variety of terrain.

Flora & Fauna

Elk, bobcat, deer. Huge variety of flora from hardwood forest, grassland, and marsh.

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Shared By:

Justin Walker

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Photos

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
View of a bend in the Pigeon River.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI

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