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Head to Northern Michigan for some of the best trail riding in the state. The Upper Peninsula and Northern half of the Lower Peninsula offers thousands of miles of excellent trails and rugged terrain for mountain bikers of all ages and ability.  Many trails are maintained by local governments or organizations in partnership with the DNR.  Trails include challenging single tracks to family paths. Accurate mileage, easy to follow directions to trailheads, and trail maps are provided when available.  Anyway you look at it, there's a lot to enjoy!  Download a copy of the Northeast Michigan Road & Trail Bike Guide (Allow time to download, the file is large).

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Bike Rentals & Sales | Biking Tours | Biking Trails

Biking ~ Rentals & Sales

Alpena Cobblestone Schwinn [Bicycle Rental], 225 W Chisholm St, Alpena, MI 49707, Phone: (989) 356-1238

Alpine Snowmobile Rentals [Bicycle Rental, Snowmobile Rentals], 201 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-1276

Bike Fix Cycling Center [Bicycle Rental], 114 State Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-6622

Bicycle Shop [Bicycle Shops, Bicycle Repair, Sporting Goods],  200 E Michigan Ave., Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-6868

Bike Shop Tour-America Of Rogers City [Bicycle Rental], 268 North Second Street, Rogers City, MI 49779, Phone: (989) 734-3946ent

Blooming Ideas [Art & Craft Galleries, Home Decor, Bike Rentals], 3499 South Staits Highway, Indian River, MI 49749, Phone: (231) 238-4111

Brampton Bike & Ski [Canoe & Kayak Sales, Bike Sales & Service, Skiing Equipment], 910 Delta Ave., Gladstone, MI 49837, Phone: (906) 428-2135

Brick Wheels [Bicycle Rental], 736 E 8th St, Traverse City, MI 49686, Phone: (231) 947-4274

Cobblestone Schwinn Cyclery [Bicycle Rental], 225 West Chisholm Street, Alpena, MI 49707, Phone: (989) 356-1238

Conundrum Cafe/Bike and Kayak Rental [Bicycle Rental], M-22 and M-168, Elberta, MI 49628, Phone: (231)3 52-8150

Crystal River Outfitters [Bicycle Rental], 6249 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Phone: (231) 334-4420

Direct Skate Shop & Riverside Skate Park [Bike Rental, Skating Rink], 835 W. Chisholm St., Alpena, MI 49707, Phone: (989) 354-7758

Grand Traverse Cycle-Fitness [Bicycle Rental, Bicycle Shops], 3007 Garfield Rd N, Traverse City, MI 49686, Phone: (231) 941-4868

High Gear Sports [Bicycle Rental], 1187 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 347-6118

Indian River Depot [Bicycle Rental], 3499 South Straits Highway, Indian River, MI 49749, Phone:  (231) 231) 238-4111

Instalaunch Campground & Marina, 20 Park Ave., Manistee, Michigan 49660, Phone: (231) 723-3901

Lakeshore Bike [Bike Rentals, Bike Repair], 505 N Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7547

Latitude 45 [Bicycle Rental], 476 West Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 348-5342

Long Lake Marine Service [Bike Rental, Boat Repair & Storage], 4951 East Main, Long Lake, MI 48743, Phone: (989) 257-6778

Mackinac Wheels [Bicycle Rental], 1800 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, Phone: (906) 847-8022

Manitou Cycling Tours [Biking], 1174 White Pine Court, Interlochen, MI 49643, Phone: (231) 275-7786

Mc Lain Cycle & Fitness [Bicycle Rental], 750 E 8th St, Traverse City, MI 49686, Phone: (231) 941-7161

Merchant S [Bicycle Rental], 17130 USHighway 23 North, Millersburg, MI 49759, Phone: (989) 734-7840

Mount Bohemia [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Restaurant, Canoe & Kayak Rentals, Biking, Hiking, Skiing], 6532 Lac Labelle Rd, Mohawk, MI 49950, Phone: (231) 420-5405

Northbound Outfitters [Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Clothing Sales], 6041 W. M-72, Grayling, MI 498738, Phone: (989) 348-8558

North Country Cycle Sport [Bicycle Rental], 104 South Park Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-4632

Northport Pedaller [Bicycle Rental], 115 E Nagonaba St, Northport, MI 49670, Phone: (231) 386-5644

Orr’s Kid’s Bicycle Rental [Bicycle Rental], Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, Phone: (906) 847-3211

Outside Edge [Kayak Rental, Bike Rentals], 112 Water Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-4648

Penrod's Canoe Kayak & Cabin [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Canoe & Kayak Rentals, Bike Rentals], 100 Maple Street, PO Box 432, Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-2910

Pine River Paddlesport Center [Canoe & Kayak Rental, Mountain Biking], 9590 S. M-37, Wellston, Michigan 49689, Phone: (231) 862-3471

Rental Express [Snowmobiles, Lawn Mowers, Sporting Goods, Lawn Mowers-Sharpening & Repairing, Bicycle Rental, Leasing Service, Rental Service Stores & Yards], 1436 S Straits Hwy., Indian River, MI 49749, Phone: (231) 238-9696

Revolution Bike [Bicycle Rental], 102 Antrim, Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: (231) 237-0900

Right Tree Adventure Rentals [Bicycle Rental, Sporting Goods], 107 Bridge St., .Elk Rapids, MI 49629, Phone: (231) 668-8220

Rivertown Cycle [Bicycle Rental], 202 1/2 East State Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721, Phone: (231) 627-1699

Ryba’s Bicycle Rental [Bicycle Rental], Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, Phone: (906) 847-6261

Summit Sports [Bicycle Rental], 1191 Dow Dr, Alpena, MI 49707, Phone: (989) 356-1182

Touring Gear [Bike Repair & Rental], 108 E. Third Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, Phone: (231) 526-7152

Biking Tours

Manitou Cycling Tours [Biking Tours], 1174 White Pine Court, Interlochen, MI 49643, Phone: (231) 275-7786

Biking Trails

Alger County - Biking Trails

Gemini Lake Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Shingleton Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 452-6227. Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles). 12 miles NE of Melstrand via Co Rd H-58 & Twin Lakes Truck Trail at South Gemini Lake SF Campground.

Tyoga Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Gwinn Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 346-9201. Trail Length: 1.40 (Miles). 12 miles NW of Au Train via M-28 & Campground Rd.

Alpena County - Biking Trails

Alpena Bi-Path [Biking Trail]

Alpena to Hillman Trail [Biking Trail]

Alpena to Mackinac Trail [Biking Trail]

Chippewa Hills Pathway [Bike, Hike & Ski Trails], Nicholson Road & Kissau Road, Ossineke, MI 49766, Phone: (989) 785-4251. 6.6 miles, groomed ski, hike, bike trail. Three loops totaling 22.5 kilometers (14 miles) are marked and groomed, for novice, intermediate and advanced cross-country skiers. Trail maps are available by contacting the CVB office. Located in the Mackinaw State Forest.

Ossineke State Forest Pathway [Biking, Hiking] - Atlanta Field Office. Phone Number: (989) 785-4251. Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles).  Trailhead located at Ossineke SF Campground

Antrim County - Biking Trails

Warner Creek Pathway [Biking & Hiking], Gaylord Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (989) 732-3541. Trail Length: 3.80 (Miles). 9 miles N of Alba Via US-131 & M-32

Benzie County - Biking Trails

Betsie Valley Trail [Hiking , Biking & Snowmobile Trail], P.O. Box 474, Beulah, MI 49617, Phone: (231) 882-9605. The Betsie Valley Trail is 22.3 miles long and extends from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville in Benzie County Michigan. From Frankfort to Beulah it is non-motorized. All of it is excellent for bicycles and pedestrian use. The 6.7 miles from Frankfort to Mollineaux Road is asphalt and is good for roller blading. From Beulah to Thompsonville (12.3 miles) the compacted aggregate trail is open to snowmobiles from December through March.

Betsie Valley Trail [Biking & Hiking Trail], P.O. Box 474, Beulah, MI 49617, Phone: (231) 882-9605

Lake Ann Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Traverse City Field Office. Phone Number: (231) 922-5280. Trail Length: 5.80 (Miles).  Trailhead loacted at Lake Ann SF Campground.

Platte Springs Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Traverse City Field Office. Phone Number: (231) 922-5280. Trail Length: 2.50 (Miles).  Trailhead located at Platte River SF Campground.

Charlevoix County - Biking Trails

Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area [Biking, Hiking, Ski Trails], 1129 Wilson Street, Corner of Lake & Ann Streets, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-6597. Avalanche is a 300 acre nature preserve where you may find berries, mushrooms and much more... Hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Skating, sledding, jogging and snowmobiling. Disc golf. Ungroomed trails range in difficulty from flat terrain for novices to steep inclines for experienced skiers. 9 kilometers, 4 loops.

Boyne City-Charlevoix Trail [Bike Trail] - Boyne City to Charlevoix - 14 miles

Boyne Trail [Biking Trail] - Boyne City to Boyne Falls

Spring Brook Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Gaylord Operations Service Center.  Phone Number: (989) 732-3541. Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles).  8 miles NE of Boyne Falls via Thumb Lake Rd (Co Rd 626), Slashing Rd & Chandler Rd.

Chippewa County - Biking Trails

Algonquin Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Sault Ste Marie Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 635-5281. Trail Length: 9.30 (Miles).  In Sault Ste Marie. Take I-75 to 3 Mile Rd, 20th St. W, & 16th Ave W

Pine Bowl Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Sault Ste Marie Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 635-5281. Trail Length: 7.70 (Miles).  Pine Bowl is 19 miles SW of Sault Ste Marie. Take I-75 to the Kinross/Tone Road exit; east on Tone Road, then South on Wilson Road

Clare County - Biking Trails

Pine Haven Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Gladwin Field Office. Phone Number: (989) 426-9205. Trail Length: 10.00 (Miles).  1 mile NW of Sanford via W. River Rd & Maynard Rd

Delta County - Biking Trails

Days River Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Escanaba Forest Area Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Trail Length: 9.00 (Miles).  3 miles NW of Gladstone via US-2 & Days River Rd

Ninga Aki Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Shingleton Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 452-6227. Trail Length: 2.25 (Miles).  Trailhead located at Portage Bay SF Campground

Dickinson County - Biking Trails

Gene's Pond Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Crystal Falls Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 875-6622. Trail Length: 2.30 (Miles).  Trailhead located at Gene's Pond SF Campground

Merriman East Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Crystal Falls Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 875-6622. Trail Length: 9.50 (Miles). 13 miles NE of Iron Mountain via M-95 & Merriman Rd.

West Branch Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Crystal Falls Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 875-6622. Trail Length: 1.40 (Miles).  Trailhead located at West Branch SF Campground

Emmet County - Biking Trails

Petoskey-Mackinaw City Trail [Biking Trail]

Grand Traverse County - Biking Trails

Little Traverse Wheelway [Biking Trail]

Sand Lake Quiet Area Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Traverse City Field Office. Phone Number: (231) 922-5280. Trail Length: 10.00 (Miles).  (skiers) 5.5 miles SE of Williamsburg via M-72 & Bromhead Rd; (hikers) trailhead located at Guernsey Lake SF Campground.

Vasa Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Traverse City Field Office. Phone Number: (231) 922-5280. Trail Length: 16.70 (Miles).  7 miles E of Traverse City via US-31, Bunker Hill Rd & Bartlett Rd

Iosco County - Biking Trails

Eagle Run Trails [Bike, Hike & Ski Trails], Eastgate for Eagle Run, Oscoda, MI 48750, Phone: (989) 739-0728. loop trail system for hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing  with scenic views of the AuSable River. Quiet & remote setting.  Machine groomed regularly with skate ski and tract setting equipment.  Trailhead is at the Eastgate Information Center for the River Road  Scenic Byway.

Lake County - Biking Trails

Sheep Ranch Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Trail Length: 4.50 (Miles).  2 miles E of Baldwin via US-10 & Mud Trail.

Luce County - Biking Trails

Bodi Lake Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Trail Length: 1.25 (Miles).  32 miles NE of Newberry via M-123 & Co Rds 500 & 437 at Bodi Lake SF Campground.

Canada Lake Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Trail Length: 14.00 (Miles).  5.5 miles SE of Newberry via M-123, M-28 & Co Rd 403

Mackinac County - Biking Trails

Marsh Lake Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Sault Ste Marie Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 635-5281. Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles).  Trailhead located at Big Knob SF Campground

Marquette County - Biking Trails

Iron Ore Heritage Trail [Biking, Hiking & Snowmobile Trails], 337 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 235-2923. The Iron ORe Heritage Trail is a 48-mile rail trail across Marquette County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 28 miles of the trail are either paved and or a crushed limestone/granite. It interprets the sites and stories of the Marquette Iron Range and connects the most populated cities of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The trail is open for walkers, runners, bikers and nature enthusiasts in the warm  weather months. Much of the trail is open to snowmobiles from December 1 to March 1. It is the only long distance bike trail in the U.P.

Menominee County - Biking Trails

Cedar River Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Escanaba Forest Area Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Trail Length: 8.00 (Miles).  8 miles N of Cedar River (town) via M-35 & Co Rd 551

Missaukee County - Biking Trails

Cadillac Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Trail Length: 11.30 (Miles).  5 miles NE of Cadillac via US-131 Boon Rd (34 Mile Rd), & Seeley Rd.

Muskegon County - Biking Trails

Musketawa Trail [Multi-Use Trail], PO Box 5082, North Muskegon, MI 49445, Phone: (231) 744-8133. The Musketawa Trail is a 25 mile multi-use recreation trail between Marne and Muskegon, Michigan. It passes through farmlands and wetlands, over creeks, and through villages. The trail is a four season adventure for the outdoor enthusiast, living healthy and having fun. It provides a safe and natural environment for individual, family, and organizational use. This trail is enjoyed by bikers, snowmobilers, horseback riders, rollerbladers, cross country skiers, wheelchair travelers, hikers and nature lovers.  Map

Ogemaw County - Biking Trails

Ogemaw Hills Pathway [Biking, Cross-County Skiing, Hiking], Roscommon Field Office, Phone Number: (989) 275-4622. Trail Length: 13.60 (Miles).  5 miles N of West Branch on Fairview Rd.

Rifle River-Multi-use Trail [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Rifle River Recreation, Lupton, MI 48635.  Phone Number: (989) 473-2258. Trail Length: 14.00 (Miles).

Rifle River-Pintail Pond [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Rifle River Recreation, Lupton, MI 48635. Phone Number: (989)473-2258. Trail Length: 0.75 (Miles)

Osceola County - Biking Trails

Osceola State Forest Pathway [Biking, Hiking], Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Trail Length: 0.50 (Miles).  6 miles E of LeRoy via Sunrise Lake Rd & 15 Miles Rd.

Otsego County - Biking Trails

Aspen Park [Biking Trail], Commerce Blvd, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4060

Gaylord-Cheboygan Trail [Bike & Snowmobile Trail]

Roscommon County - Biking Trails

Lost Twin Lake Pathway [Biking, Hiking], North Higgins Lake State Park, Phone Number: (989) 821-6125. Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles). 7 miles SE of Houghton Lake via M-55 & Co Rd 400 (Reserve Rd)

Presque Isle County - Biking Trails

Huron Sunrise Trail [Biking & Hiking Trail], 292 S. Bradley Hwy, Rogers City C of C, Rogers City, MI 49779, Phone: (989) 734-2535

Roger’s City Spur [Biking Trail]

Schoolcraft County - Biking Trails

Fox River Pathway, Shingleton Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 452-6227. Trail Length: 27.50 (Miles).  Kingston Lake SF Campground (H-58 or Kingston Lake Rd); Seney Township Campground (5 miles N of Seney on Co Rd 450)

Indian Lake Pathway [Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking], Shingleton Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 452-6227. Trail Length: 8.50 (Miles).  9 miles NW of Thompson via M-149

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