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      Region Details
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      • 295
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      • 1

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,727
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,106
      Trails E-Bike
      249
      Trails Horse
      268
      Trails Hike
      1,450
      Trails Trail Running
      1,432
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      26
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      4
      Trails Snowmobile
      17
      Trails Snowshoe
      618
      Trails Downhill Ski
      129
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      127
      Trails Nordic Ski
      642
      Total Distance
      2,245 miles
      Total Descent
      125,242 ft
      Total Vertical
      925 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,505 ft
      Reports
      2,896
      Photos
      928
      Ridden Counter
      82,897
      Sub Regions

      Popular Northern Michigan Mountain Biking Trails

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      Vasa #13 - #14
      VASA Pathway
      GH #40 - #41
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #46- #47
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #47- #48
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      Vasa #4 - #5
      VASA Pathway
      GH #41- #42
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #45- #46
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH Vandermark Trailhead - #24
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      Vasa #5 - #6
      VASA Pathway
      GH #23- #24
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #48- #51
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #22 - #23
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH Orchard Trailhead- #50
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #18 - #22
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      GH #49- #50 long
      Glacial Hills Pathway

      Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Routes

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      Vasa Pathway
      VASA Pathway
      14 miles
      Outer Loop
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      18 miles
      High Country Pathway (IMBA EPIC)
      Shingle Mill Pathway
      75 miles
      Big Foot Big Boyne Loop
      Highlands Bike Park
      15 miles
      West Valley
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      3 miles
      Little Traverse Wheelway
      Petoskey
      24 miles
      6 Mile Winter Lunchtime Loop
      VASA Pathway
      6 miles
      Ptown trifecta
      Petoskey
      28 miles
      Rolling Hills
      Glacial Hills Pathway
      5 miles
      Switchbacks
      Bellaire
      2 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 7 rides
      Yesterday
      • 84 rides
      Past Week
      • 434 rides

      Photos of Northern Michigan Mountain Bike

      1 |
      May 19, 2024 @ 6:42pm
      May 19, 2024
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      May 16, 2024 @ 9:44am
      May 16, 2024
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      May 2, 2024 @ 10:48am
      May 2, 2024
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      May 2, 2024 @ 10:46am
      May 2, 2024
      3 |
      May 2, 2024 @ 6:57am
      May 2, 2024
      4 |
      Apr 24, 2024 @ 1:12pm
      Apr 24, 2024
      538 |
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:58pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      500 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:13pm
      Aug 25, 2019

      Videos of Northern Michigan Mountain Bike

      'Cannon' jump
      20 | Oct 18, 2023
      SBFBS vasa 2023

      4 | Feb 13, 2023
      BOOTLEG 2020
      187 | Nov 13, 2020
      Failed whip
      0:10 | | Aug 7, 2020
      Sendin the commons
      1:44 | 152 | Apr 25, 2020
      Copper Ridge (1080p)
      2:12 | 215 | Apr 13, 2020
      Trail Pig
      trail: Hog Wild
      0:33 | 132 | Sep 17, 2019
      Boyne Highlands MTB Park - Is it worth the Trip?
      trail: Holy Diver
      1:00 | 208 | May 30, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Observatory Point
      Thompson's Harbor State Park
      May 18, 2024 @ 9:40am
      May 18, 2024
      Drymchambers7 No trqil

      Recent Trail Reports

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Activity Feed

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      Scotteich1addreportactivity #53144325 and 3 more
      May 25, 2024 @ 8:11pm
      11 hours
      Scotteich1addreportactivity #53144323 and 6 more
      May 25, 2024 @ 8:11pm
      11 hours
      mmueller313addreportactivity #53139150
      May 25, 2024 @ 5:55pm
      13 hours
      linden44addreportactivity #53106011 and 1 more
      May 25, 2024 @ 3:08am
      1 day
      TimDiLsKCriddentrailactivity #53082336
      May 24, 2024 @ 1:09pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      woodsbikertrailHigh Country Pathway - To Lacrosee RoadTrail is cleared and in good shape.
      May 23, 2024 @ 9:07am
      3 days
      FlyingmactrailBridges TrailCouple trees down just south of Green Loop...
      May 20, 2024 @ 1:04pm
      May 20, 2024
      FlyingmactrailZiggy's ZagSeveral large trees down on lower part of this...
      May 20, 2024 @ 1:02pm
      May 20, 2024
      FlyingmactrailStutz ConnectStutz Connector south of NW Passage has been...
      May 20, 2024 @ 1:01pm
      May 20, 2024
      FlyingmactrailNorth-West PassageLarge logging operation just south of the...
      May 20, 2024 @ 12:59pm
      May 20, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,1041,380 mile71,657 ft471 miles925 ft
      9152,8842371,586
      E-Bike249493 miles11,119 ft166 miles820 ft
      2,4252712
      Horse268706 miles23,619 ft226 miles853 ft
      234489
      Hike1,4502,044 miles92,172 ft662 miles925 ft
      102,830184,666
      Trail Running1,4321,771 mile81,818 ft582 miles925 ft
      2,828151,129
      Dirtbike/Moto2567 miles1,814 ft21 miles515 ft
      313258
      Observed Trials11 mile200 ft3,484 ft171 ft
      18
      ATV/ORV/OHV417 miles495 ft6 miles361 ft
      31363
      Snowmobile17210 miles1,535 ft74 miles781 ft
      23
      Snowshoe618655 miles32,572 ft194 miles820 ft
      16312367
      Downhill Ski12933 miles17,126 ft30 miles728 ft
      22,026
      Backcountry Ski12762 miles7,028 ft23 miles682 ft
      3612221
      Nordic Ski642703 miles31,099 ft204 miles833 ft
      14412,164
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