High Country Pathway
ElevationAscent: 3,722' 1,134 m
Descent: -3,607' -1,099 m
High: 1,207' 368 m
Low: 769' 234 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Michigan's longest loop trail, crossing through three counties and covering varied terrain.”— glen ruczynski
The official trailheads are in Vanderbilt on Sturgeon Valley Road and next to the forest headquarters. However, the trail crosses many roads and other campgrounds which can also serve as access points. Pump wells and artesian wells are located at campgrounds along the way, but there are no towns or food sources to access. Be sure to self-support for worst case scenarios with food and supplies.
Waterproof maps are availablehere, and are highly recommended.
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Land Manager: Michigan Department of Natural Resources