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      The Bay de Noc/Grand Island Trail parallels the Whitefish River, starting from 1/2 to 2 miles east of the river. The trail follows the approximate location of an ancient Chippewa Indian portage route used to carry canoes and supplies between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Following the river bluff for a considerable distance, it offers hikers, bikers and horse riders many extended views to the west across the Whitefish River Valley.

      The southern 1/4 of the trail winds along through jack pine, red pine, and aspen timber, interspersed with grassy openings. The terrain is fairly level, broken only by an occasional stream crossing. As the trail stretches northward through the maple, paper birch, and beech forest, the user encounters the typical glacial terrain characterized by short rounded hills scattered in random fashion. These hilly stretches are occasionally separated by one to five mile stretches of flat land supporting a pine and aspen forest.
      source: Hiawatha NF
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      Region Details
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      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of May 23, 2023
      Local Trail Association


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      2,027 ft
      Total Vertical
      218 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      863 ft
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      JackHHNhVcwishlistregionBay de Noc to Grand Island
      Sep 18, 2023 @ 1:55pm
      3 days
      bluanjelwishlisttrailHaymeadow Falls to middle TH and 1 more
      Jun 19, 2023 @ 6:14pm
      Jun 19, 2023
      Phillipmn4qwSAaddkarmaBay de Noc to Grand Island
      Mar 2, 2022 @ 7:45pm
      Mar 2, 2022
      OhnsorgwishlisttrailBay de Noc south TH to Hay Meadow Falls spur and 2 more
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 1:09pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      BarneynriddentrailHaymeadow Falls to middle TH
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 7:27am
      Mar 28, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      Bruno's Run 310.5 km
      Hiawatha National Forest 1 211.7 km
      Pine Marten 1513.7 km
      Valley Spur 1 714.2 km
      Days River 1 5 120.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike425 miles2,028 ft8 miles220 ft
      Horse425 miles2,028 ft8 miles220 ft
      Hike425 miles2,028 ft8 miles220 ft
      Trail Running312 miles919 ft4 miles220 ft
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