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North Central State Trail

Mackinaw City to Gaylord, Mackinaw City, MI
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Very nice trails

We are not super serious bycyclists, but decided to ride this trial bewtwen Macknaw City and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Nice ride to Mackinac

We rode from the Wolverine Trail head to Mackinac City. The crushed limestone proved harder to... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Mackinaw City to Gaylord, Mackinaw City, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not super serious bycyclists, but decided to ride this trial bewtwen Macknaw City and Cheboygan. Clean, quiet, well kept. Hard pack gravel - had no trouble with by 30mm tires.

Thank KennyMSQ56
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We rode from the Wolverine Trail head to Mackinac City. The crushed limestone proved harder to ride on than anticipated on our hybrid bikes. All the stops along the way had clean bathrooms and easy access to restaurants. This ride would have been MUCH more...More

1  Thank clg9040
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We biked this trail between Mackinac City and Cheboygan. About 51 KM round trip. The trail was in good shape for a unpaved trail. Hard packed with a little loose gravel but very rideable with a hybrid or mountain bike. This trail is very straight,...More

1  Thank Summer5
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were camping at Mill Creek Campground and I decided to check out downtown Mackinaw. The main strip was very crowded so I was glad I went by bike to check it out. This 2-3 mile stretch of trail was smooth crushed gravel until town...More

Thank Nathan Q
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Surface: Crush Limestone. Mostly smooth and flat (old rail trail), but may find very minor areas of washout or standing water, especially at intersections. Trail is well marked. Trail is good for hybrid, cruiser, bmx, touring and mountain bikes. Would not attempt with tires under...More

1  Thank Copema71
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Biked this many times during the summer from Mackinaw City to Cheboygan. Crushed gravel, so a little bigger tire helps smooth things out. Very flat and straight. Runs along the Hwy 31.

Thank RaleighNCTraveller
Reviewed September 21, 2015

It was tough riding on this trail even with a hybrid bike. The crushed limestone is too thick in some parts and the three post barriers are difficult to maneuver with a tandem. We took the road back fto Cheboygan rom Topinabee as it ran...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed September 16, 2015

We rode from Gaylord to Mackinaw on this crushed stone trail and enjoyed the entire day. It goes thru some small towns, and each has a nice rest stop. The trail has a slight decline for most of the way from South to North.

1  Thank William G
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Let's start with the positives. If you are looking for a long trail, you have found it. This trail (and the companion trail to Alpena..also at the same trailhead) is 60+ miles long. Secondly, the trailhead we used was very easy to find. Just put...More

Thank JJH1764
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Rode this trail from Mackinaw Mill Creek Camp to Mackinaw our first day here. A good way to see Mackinaw City without a car. Surface varies from fully compacted crushed stone to sections of loose gravel. Worst spots near road crossings, slow and careful on...More

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