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Trails

Experience all that is northern Michigan by hikingbikingx-country skiing, or snowshoeing our scenic trails. The Gaylord area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every age and skill level. From meandering through meadows to climbing ridges overlooking valleys, you’ll find endless miles of All Outdoors exploration in Gaylord.

Biking for all Surfaces

From mountain biking EPIC trails in the Pigeon River Country State Forest to leisurely rides along the newly finished Iron Belle Trail extension (part of the North Central Trail), Gaylord has a pathway for all cyclists.  We’ve even drawn from our own experiences to put together a few of our favorite routes on the pavement to help you tour the best locations throughout our county.  

Hiking in Gaylord

Get up close and personal with nature by hiking Gaylord’s thickly-forested trails. We’ve separated several of our favorite pathways into categories based on distance and stamina to help you choose your adventure level. Whether you’re looking for a quick picnic along the Sturgeon River or a week-long backpacking trip, we know just where you’ll want to explore!

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

The snow certainly doesn’t mean trails are off-limits. While several of your favorite warm-weather areas are groomed in the winter for x-country skiing, you can also venture out for some trailblazing fun with your trusty snowshoes.

Trail Resources

Our FREE Trails Brochure highlights 11 terrific trails in the Gaylord area, but there’s so much more to explore!  Whether trekking out by bikefoot, or snowshoe, you’ll want to check out these outstanding resources to find the trail that suits you best.  

Michigan Trail Maps 
• Up North Trails
State Designated Trails
• DNR Visit Trails Page

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