5 miles
Distance
704 ft
Climb
-703 ft
Descent
00:43:13
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    High Country Pathway
    Vanderbilt, Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

IMBA EPIC trail for 2015

From beautiful hill top vistas to dark, cool cedar swamps and pine plantations, the High Country Pathway (HCP) provides the full Michigan woods experience. Home to the largest free range elk herd this side of the Mississippi, the HCP crosses through three counties with very little sign of civilization. This 80-mile loop is perfect for an all day, or two-day adventure for those that enjoy rugged, unimproved trails. You'll have the opportunity to see elk, deer, bear, beaver and more along the way.

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 repair parts and food. This trail has humbled some very strong riders who walk back in or are running single speed upon return.

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More Stats for High Country Pathway - To Fisherman Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    911 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,139 ft
  • Altitude start
    918 ft
  • Altitude end
    919 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -39.65%
  • Grade min
    26.645%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,003 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:13
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