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

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowmobile
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Alpena
    , Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #233346 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Skiing
    • 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for North Eastern State Trail bike trail 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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