Trails in Gaylord, Michigan

Experience all that is northern Michigan by hiking, biking, x-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, Michigan.  



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Resources for Trails

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

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Up North Trails
State Designated Trails
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Biking For All Surface Preferences

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.  

  • Local Trails
  • On The Pavement
  • On The Dirt
  • On The Snow




Get up close and personal with nature by hiking the thickly-forested trails in Gaylord, Michigan.  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!

  • A Quick Jaunt
  • A Bit Longer
  • The Long Haul



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!

  •  Links to Local Trail Maps
  • Groomed Trail Recommendations
  • Moonlight Excursions


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Dead Man's Hill Rd.
Elmira, MI 49730

Phone: (989) 732-3541

This 18.8-mile trek is a loop, eliminating complicated transportation arrangements.
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Jordan Valley Pathway

Dead Man's Hill Rd.
Elmira, MI 49730
Phone: (989) 732-3541
This 18.8-mile trek is a loop, eliminating complicated transportation arrangements. More

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