70 miles
Distance
319 ft
Climb
-302 ft
Descent
835 ft
High Point

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowmobile
  • Riding Area
    Alpena
    , Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowmobiling

The North Eastern State Trail (NEST) is a beautiful rural trail like no other as it traverses farmlands and former lumber towns across the region. It is surfaced with crushed limestone and its flat terrain makes for easy cycling through rural landscapes and forgotten places. Highlights include the Metz and Millersburg historic sites, beautiful river crossings, views of Tower and Kleber ponds as well as Mullett Lake. The trail towns of Alpena, Posen, Millersburg, Onaway and Cheboygan provide amenities for trail users and scenic stops in Metz, Hawks, Tower and Aloha offer excellent rest areas. If you want to experience the quiet of rural Michigan, with more wildlife than people, this is the trail for you.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Eastern State Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    601 ft
  • Altitude start
    614 ft
  • Altitude end
    630 ft
  • Grade max
    -14.3%
  • Grade min
    5.5%
  • Distance climb
    30 miles
  • Distance down
    32 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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