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    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 Outbound community.

    Top Mountain Biking Spots in and near Michigan

    • Mackinac Island, Michigan

      Bike around Mackinac Island

      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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    • Oakland charter Township, Michigan

      Bald Mountain Recreation Area Loop

      7.14 mi / 571 ft gain
      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 are rugged and scenic, the best loop is following ...
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    • Traverse City, Michigan

      Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

      6 mi / 183 ft gain
      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 intriguing iceberg islands forming at the edge of the wate...
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    • Mackinac Island, Michigan

      Tranquil Bluff Trail on Mackinac Island

      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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    • Traverse City, Michigan

      Fat Tire Biking on the Vasa Pathway

      10 mi
      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 Resort, you will be able to jump on the pathway. You ...
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    • Marquette, Michigan

      Fat Tire Bike the Noquemenon Trail Network

      3 mi
      The Noquemenon Trail Network (NTN) is an extensive network of non-motorized trails in and around Marquette, MI and has become a popular site for winter fat tire biking. If you haven't fat tire biked before, the benefit of the nearly four inch wide tires is that it gives you incredible traction on...
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    • Brighton, Michigan

      Island Lake Yellow Trail Loop

      5.56 mi / 453 ft gain
      Island Lake Yellow Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near South Lyon, Michigan.
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