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Biking & Hiking in the Mackinaw City Area

No matter what kind of riding or hiking you do, a leisurely family outing through nature's wonders or long distance treks, there is a hiking or biking trail nearby for you. Start out at the trail head in downtown Mackinaw City and head southwest to the Moose Jaw Trails or east to the Black Mountain Trails. The trail head offers parking for vehicles and trailers, a loading/unloading area and lockable bicycle parking.

Below is just a short list of some of the great trails in the the Mackinaw City area. Please visit the links below for more information about trails in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Wilderness State Park
Phone: (231) 436-5381
Just 11 miles west of Mackinaw City, Wilderness State Park has miles and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in an 8,500 acre State Park.

Wildwood Hills Pathway, Mackinaw State Forest
Straits Way & Wildwood Road, Indian River, MI 49749
Phone: (989) 732-3541
9.3 mile groomed ski, hike, bike trail. Rolling to hilly terrain. Trail maps are available.

Cheboygan State Park
4490 Beach Rd, Cheboygan MI 49721
Phone : (231) 627-2811
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
1,200 acres. Open all year. A system of well-marked trails through the park provides access to scenic Lake Huron vistas, glimpses of rare wildflowers and the lake shore species.

Hiking & Biking Links

Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Bicycling in Michigan

Top of Michigan Trails Council

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Michigan DNR Trails Search
(Search by county: Cheboygen , Emmet, Charlevoix, Mackinac , Chippewa , Presque Isle & Luce)

 North Country Trail 

American Hiking Society

 National Forest Service

National Park Service

Biking Event

Big Mac Scenic Bike Tour
Second week of September
Phone: 231-436-5574
During this tour, riders experience the exhilarating ride through the famed "tunnel of trees' and a ride over the spectacular Mackinac Bridge.