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Gems in Michigan - 8

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gem Favorite Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.

Chapel Rock

(10) Munising, MI
gem Favorite Dwarfed by the trees.

Warren Woods Galien River Overlook

(2) Three Oaks, MI
gem Favorite Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

(10) Beulah, MI
gem Favorite The 410-acre Humbug Marsh Unit contains the last mile of nature shoreline along the U.S. Mainland portion of the Detroit River

Last Old Growth Forest on the Detroit River

(1) Gibraltar, MI
gem Favorite Scoville Point - Isle Royale National Park

Scoville Point

(7) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Rock Harbor Lighthouse is beautiful viewed from the water on the Ranger III ferry.

Rock Harbor Lighthouse and Edisen Fishery

(7) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Looking downriver from the Brink platform.

Tahquamenon Falls

(8) Newberry, MI
gem Favorite Mosquito Falls

Mosquito Falls

(9) Munising, MI

Recommended Routes in Michigan - 72

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Favorite A working water pump!
Intermediate

Potawatomi Trail

17.5 mi 28.1 km 787' Up 239.94 m Up 783' Down 238.66 m Down

Pinckney, MI
Favorite Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.
Intermediate

Chapel Loop

10.6 mi 17.1 km 763' Up 232.47 m Up 752' Down 229.35 m Down

Munising, MI
Favorite The Big Carp River.
Intermediate/Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Loop

21.2 mi 34.1 km 1,463' Up 445.88 m Up 1,444' Down 440.21 m Down

Ontonagon, MI
Favorite Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.
Difficult

Dunes Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 454' Up 138.29 m Up 453' Down 138 m Down

Beulah, MI
Favorite Runners on the stairs enjoying the 8 hour race in winter.
Difficult

The Ode to Laz Trail Loop

4.2 mi 6.7 km 297' Up 90.6 m Up 301' Down 91.79 m Down

Holly, MI
Favorite Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Intermediate/Difficult

Greenstone Ridge

40.2 mi 64.7 km 2,451' Up 747.19 m Up 2,454' Down 748.12 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI
Favorite The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Intermediate

Northern Loop

14.2 mi 22.9 km 649' Up 197.92 m Up 649' Down 197.86 m Down

Leland, MI
Favorite Enjoy beautiful fall colors at Lake of the Clouds.
Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Traverse

26.5 mi 42.6 km 2,595' Up 790.9 m Up 2,624' Down 799.65 m Down

Ontonagon, MI
Favorite Lake Superior from the Minong Ridge Trail
Difficult

Minong Ridge Traverse

29.2 mi 47.0 km 2,256' Up 687.69 m Up 2,265' Down 690.44 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI

Michigan Running

  • 5,866 Miles 9,440 Kilometers of Trail
  • 71 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Gems Gems
  • 706 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 412 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 42 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Michigan - 1,089

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12.0 mi 19.3 km #1Manistee River Trail
Intermediate
Manton, MI
Intermediate
Manton, MI 54 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #2Escarpment Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI 13 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Crow's Nest/Tallmadge Woods Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
182.3 mi 293.4 km #4NCT: MI Segment 2 - Central UP
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
40.2 mi 64.7 km #5Greenstone Ridge Trail
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Bush Bay Hiking Trail (Narnia Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
5.1 mi 8.1 km #7Hickory Ridge Hike & Ski Trail
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI 18 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #8Shields Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Forestview Natural Area Trail
Intermediate
Midland, MI
Intermediate
Midland, MI

Photos of Michigan - 676

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The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Jan 16, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI
The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Great sunset on the beach!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge – fall" by Mike Lozon. Courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 4, 2019 near Allendale, MI
Sunset at #13 Lone Rock
May 30, 2022 near Wakefield, MI
Mirror Lake Site #3
May 30, 2022 near Wakefield, MI
Sunset
May 30, 2022 near Wakefield, MI