Located on state forest land, the Vasa Pathway features a series of loops (3K, 5K, 10K, 25K) that offer users a variety of challenges from easy to difficult. Cross-country skiers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers, and naturalists enjoy the Vasa Pathway. The Vasa Pathway is maintained and groomed by TART Trails under an agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Grand Traverse County. It is the home of the North American Vasa cross-country ski race, and the annual Iceman Cometh mountain bike race uses a portion of the trail.

The Vasa Pathway is owned by the Michigan DNR and groomed by TART Trails through a contract with the MDNR. Hunting is permitted on DNR property. Use caution and wear blaze orange or bright colors during hunting seasons.
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1Vasa #1 - #2
VASA Pathway
2,165 ft
2Vasa #10 - #11
VASA Pathway
1 mile
3Vasa #10 - #11 By-Pass
VASA Pathway
1,693 ft
4Vasa #11 - #12
VASA Pathway
2 miles
5Vasa #12 - #13
VASA Pathway
4,734 ft
6Vasa #13 - #14
VASA Pathway
4,334 ft
7Vasa #14 - #15
VASA Pathway
948 ft
8Vasa #15 - #2
VASA Pathway
2 miles
9Vasa #2 - #3
VASA Pathway
3,077 ft
10Vasa #3 - #15
VASA Pathway
1,079 ft
11Vasa #3 - #4
VASA Pathway
2,264 ft
12Vasa #4 - #14
VASA Pathway
1,096 ft
13Vasa #4 - #5
VASA Pathway
5,194 ft
14Vasa #5 - #6
VASA Pathway
2 miles
15Vasa #5 - #7
VASA Pathway
561 ft
16Vasa #6 - #8
VASA Pathway
1 mile
17Vasa #7 - #13
VASA Pathway
2 miles
18Vasa #8 - #9
VASA Pathway
2 miles
19Vasa #9 - #10
VASA Pathway
4,961 ft
20Wall Bypass
VASA Pathway
3,136 ft
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Vasa #2 - #3
May 18, 2022 @ 1:28pm
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Vasa #12 - #13
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Vasa #13 - #14
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Vasa #14 - #15
May 18, 2022 @ 1:28pm
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Vasa #3 - #15
May 18, 2022 @ 1:28pm
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Total Trails
20
Total Distance
19 miles
Total Descent
-1,144 ft
Total Climb
1,120 ft
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Nov 5, 2020 @ 1:41pm
Nov 5, 2020
trail: Vasa #2 - #3
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Aug 19, 2020 @ 5:18am
Aug 19, 2020
trail: Vasa #1 - #2
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Jan 23, 2018 @ 5:22am
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