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Address: Mackinaw City to Gaylord, Mackinaw City, MI

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Nice way to get into Mackinaw from campground

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2016
Nathan Q
Curtice, Ohio
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 enjoyable had the trail been paved. As long as you are prepared to work a... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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138 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, heavily tree lined and can become quite monotonous. For most of the way it is... More 

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Curtice, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars 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 where it changes to pavement. I was riding a hybrid and the gravel was fine.

Thank Nathan Q
South Lyon, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 28c. You need a bit of tread on the rubber. This trail connects to the... More 

Thank Copema71
Raleigh, NC
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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3 of 5 stars 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 parallel.

Thank Kevin G
Caledonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank William G
Charlottesville, Virginia
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133 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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 this intersection into Google Maps and it will guide you to the trailhead: W Lincoln... More 

Thank JJH1764
Polk City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 a bike or trike. Downtown area very busy, but safe to ride with care. Second... More 

Thank Will33868
Cheboygan, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A uniform woods ride awaits those who try this bike trail from Mackinaw City to Cheboygan that goes to Gaylord for those inclined. It is more varied around Topinabee and points south. It goes through some boring scenery otherwise. The gravel path is not used a lot, so solitude is a plus, but it would be great if someday it... More 

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