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Average Rating:    (3.27 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Most of the singletrack is good dirt, some roots, few rocks and the best views in Michigan. Multi use trails with horses, but very few hikers, and NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES allowed on the Island!
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Latitude
45.8699314134757
Longitude
-84.63111877441406
Trail Directions
There are many trails throughout the interior of the Mackinac Island, start i town and go up from there and find many choices.
Trail Length
30 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mackinac Island
   


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Review Date
July 15, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Steve NMI ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Mackinac Island single track trails are not very technical. There are some marked trails that take you around the island to various locations of beautiful scenery. I have a special place in my heart for all of these trails because they introduced me to singletrack riding when I worked for a season on the island so I was ableto ride them regularly. While they are not a destination type trail system for very technical riders the whole island is completely geared for bicycles. But if you have a opportunity to ride you will not be dissapointed. The only transportation is horsedrawn carraige and bikes, pretty cool in my opinion. I am giving it a high rating based on atmosphere and scenery rather than difficulty.

Recommended Route:
EXPLORE!!! There are locations and marked trails that offer exceptional scenery. There are also many unmarked trails and you can't really get lost. The island is not very big (the ring road is only 8.5 miles) so all you have to do is go downhill and you will find the water.



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Review Date
April 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ryguy79 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Short but fun if you're already on the island. I was on the island with family and took my bike just to get around, but was glad to find some decent riding to keep my occupied...not a big fan of the touristy stuff. I wouldn't go there for the riding, but if you're already there, its worth doing some riding away from everyone on the rental cruisers and the horse carriage traffic.

Recommended Route:
No clue, I just rode around without knowing where I was going



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Review Date
August 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jvb0306 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails around Arch Rock (Manitou and the eastern portion of Tranquil Bluff) have technical sections, with short steep climbs, roots, and rocks. Almost everything else is fairly tame.

Bring your own bike though- the rental places stock fully rigid bikes with street tires.

Recommended Route:
Around the Island:
Manitou to Tranquil Bluff, then take the Swamp Trail/Porter Hank's loop to British Landing. From here, follow the Croghan Water trail to Partridge, then Crack-in-the-Island back to pavement. Then any trail around Fort Hill is good.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There's a good (but short) downhill on the unnamed trail next to the rifle range.



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Review Date
May 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Dan Harrison ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I agree with the posters who say they wouldn't make a special trip t othe Island for the MTBing. Once a year, at the end of the Port Huron-Mackinac boat race, I find myself with a half-day to kill. Rent a hardtail and get out of town. My ride always includes Tranquil Bluff and Sugar Loaf; there's lots of ways to get around.
It's not about the trail, it's about the cool scenery.
See the map link and sample route link below.

Recommended Route:
Here's a link to an interactive map of the island: http://www.mackinac.com/maps/flashmap.html Here's a link to a sample route I posted on the MMBA bulletin board: http://www.lmb.org/ford/mack.htm

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Munising area: Bruno's Run & Grand Island;
Straits area: Wilderness State Park
Cheboygan area: Black Mountain, Bois Blanc (very primitive)



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Review Date
October 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Dukers ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not a bad trail system. Some technical sections but you have to know where to look. Pick up a trail map from the vistors information booth next to the carrige tour office by Arnold Line. Hit the backside of the island for the best trails, Tranquil Bluff by Arch rock is pretty good and Coffee trail through the center.

Recommended Route:
Tranquil Bluff for mild technical and Coffee Trail for cruzing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Boyne Mountain, North Country Trail-Mackinaw section, Bruno's Run-Munising, and anywhere in Marquette.



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