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The Best Hiking in Mackinaw City

Looking for the best hiking in Mackinaw City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mackinaw City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Mackinaw City

  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Mackinac Island Inner Loop

    7.7 mi / 745 ft gain
    Mackinac Island Inner Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Mackinac Island, Michigan.
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  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Arch Rock

    2.07 mi / 253 ft gain
    Arch Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Mackinac Island, Michigan.
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  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Bike around Mackinac Island

    4.0
    8.05 mi / 115 ft gain
    Mackinac Island is accessible only by ferry, and there are no cars allowed on the island. While you can rent bikes over there, we opted to bring ours along on the Star Line ferry. Super easy and we had no problems! Lake Shore Boulevard, or State Highway M-185, wraps around the entire island and ...
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  • Carp Lake, Michigan

    Nebo Trail

    4.87 mi / 302 ft gain
    Nebo Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Carp Lake, Michigan.
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  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Tranquil Bluff Trail on Mackinac Island

    5.0
    3.09 mi / 180 ft gain
    You will need to take a ferry to the island to access this hike, but the fare is cheap and is worth it for a day trip. This hike starts at the very popular (and thus usually crowded) Arch Rock and takes you halfway across the island to British Landing. Even with the initial crowds, you should be...
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  • St. Ignace, Michigan

    Gros Cap Loop

    1.72 mi / 207 ft gain
    Gros Cap Loop is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Saint Ignace, Michigan.
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  • Carp Lake, Michigan

    Swamp Line Road

    4.15 mi / 249 ft gain
    Swamp Line Road is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Carp Lake, Michigan.
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  • Carp Lake, Michigan

    Red Pine Trail

    3.38 mi / 157 ft gain
    Red Pine Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Carp Lake, Michigan.
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  • Carp Lake, Michigan

    North Country Scenic Trail: W. Lakeview to Sturgeon Bay Trail

    4.75 mi / 374 ft gain
    North Country Scenic Trail: W. Lakeview to Sturgeon Bay Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Carp Lake, Michigan.
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  • Harbor Springs, Michigan

    North Country Trail: Stutsmanville Road to Larks Lake Road

    2.86 mi / 187 ft gain
    North Country Trail: Stutsmanville Road to Larks Lake Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Harbor Springs, Michigan.
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  • Cedarville, Michigan

    William C. Derby Jr. Nature Preserve Loop

    2.41 mi / 262 ft gain
    William C. Derby Jr. Nature Preserve Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cedarville, Michigan.
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  • Little Traverse Township, Michigan

    North Country Trail: Kipp Road to Van Road

    2.65 mi / 325 ft gain
    North Country Trail: Kipp Road to Van Road is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Alanson, Michigan.
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  • Harbor Springs, Michigan

    Old Baldy and Portage Loop

    2.01 mi / 318 ft gain
    Old Baldy and Portage Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Petoskey, Michigan.
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  • Indian River, Michigan

    Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2 mi / 89 ft gain
    Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Afton, Michigan.
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  • Alanson, Michigan

    Wildwood Hills Pathway

    4.14 mi / 325 ft gain
    Wildwood Hills Pathway is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Wolverine, Michigan.
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  • Petoskey, Michigan

    McCune Nature Trail

    1.84 mi / 92 ft gain
    McCune Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Petoskey, Michigan.
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