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Address: Mackinaw City to Gaylord, Mackinaw City, MI
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We biked sections of this trail on separate occasions. We accessed it from our campground, but it extends for miles. Not sure I'd want to ride this one for more than a few hours... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We biked sections of this trail on separate occasions. We accessed it from our campground, but it extends for miles. Not sure I'd want to ride this one for more than a few hours because of sections being crushed stone. I prefer concrete or blacktop. The area we biked was shaded--that was nice. You can also ride into town safely... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We rode sections of this trail Labor Day week-end. The section between Mackinaw City and Cheboygan was very well groomed and maintained. This section parallels SR 23 so you hear the traffic but generally cannot see it. The trail itself is not very scenic as the ride is through a combination of old and new growth forest. That said, it... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This crushed limestone surface (hard packed) trail runs 62 miles from Gaylord to Mackinaw City. From Gaylord, the trail ventures north through Vanderbilt, Wolverine, Indian River, along Mullett Lake to Topinabee and Cheboygan. From Cheboygan it runs along SR 23 (you can hear vehicles, but not see them) to Mackinaw City. The trail is level,shaded and has a slight downward... More 

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northern michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

In 2009, I walked all 62 miles of this trail. Used primarily for bicycles, it is also a great walking or running trail. Built on an old railroad line, it is level and easy to navigate. The limestone surface is easier on the legs than some of the asphalt trails, and could even be used by folks with limited mobility.

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