Best Mountain Biking in Michigan

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

  • Bike around Mackinac Island

    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 Hi...

    8 miles

  • Hike or Bike the Potawatomi Trail

    The Potawatomi Trail passes over hills and by lakes, with sometimes sandy terrain and exposed roots to make for a technical challenge. Both hikers and bikers use this track. Mountain bikers describe the route as fast and flowing, with decent eleva...

    17.5 miles 1208 ft gain

  • Hike and Camp at Sand Lakes Quiet Area

    Located in the Pere Marquette State Forest, Sand Lakes has numerous lakes and ponds, beaches, and hilly terrain for hiking and biking. There is a ban on motorized activity in the area, eliminating unwanted noise pollution during your stay. A nicel...

    7.5 miles 479 ft gain

  • Hike, Bike or X-Ski Bald Mountain Recreation Area

    The main trailhead parking for the north unit is found on the west side of Harmon Rd, just south of Predmore Rd. The north unit consists of a west loop of this parking area (Blue and White trails) and an east loop (Orange trail). While both loops ...

    8 miles

  • Hike the North Country Trail: M20 to Echo Dr

    The North Country Trail is available for use year-round, and appeals to a variety of activities. The trail is well maintained. The North Country Trail, located in Manistee National Forest, is approximately 4,600 miles long and was established in 1...

    7.1 miles 239 ft gain

  • Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

    At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intrigui...

    6 miles 183 ft gain

  • Hike the Deer Lake Trail

    The Deer Lake Trail is one of two advanced trails in the Noquemanon Trail Network. The Deer Lake Trail is a great trail for advanced hikers, snowshoers, or cross country skiers. The Deer Lake Trail can be found in the Al Quaal Recreation Area, nea...

    4.6 miles 943 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike the Grom Trail

    The Grom Trail is a side trail of the Carp River Loop in the Noquemanon Trail Network. This trail is perfect for day hikers, families, trail runners, and mountain bikers. The Grom Loop is referred to as the "kids trail." There is also a $10 per da...

    1.2 miles 116 ft gain

  • Bike the Morgan Creek Loop

    This trail is for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers, and it is recommended that hikers and trail runners find another section of the Noquemanon Trail Network to enjoy.  You can add more descents to the Morgan Creek Loop by climbing the Bens...

    7.1 miles 894 ft gain

  • Hike the Tranquil Bluff Trail on Mackinac Island

    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 Lan...

    3 miles

  • Bike the Mount Marquette Loop

    The Mount Marquette Loop is one of the classic trails in the Noquemanon Trail Network. Starting at the trailhead, the loop is generally ridden in a counter-clockwise direction. Follow the Gurley trail to the Doctors trail, and from there, the trai...

    3.8 miles 642 ft gain

  • Fat Tire Biking on the Vasa Pathway

    If you’re looking for a place to fat bike ride in the area, then this is the spot for you! To access the Vasa Pathway you’ll want to head to Timber Ridge Resort, feel free to park in the main area. From the southeast corner of the Timber Ridge Res...

    10 miles