Hiking Michigan Guide Book

by Mike Modrzynski (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Michigan  by Mike Modrzynski

220pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762727004

A guide to more than 50 of the finest trails in Michigan including extended hikes, weekend hikes, and nature hikes. From the wilderness areas of the Upper Peninsula – including Isle Royale National Park, the Porcupine Mountains, and Sylvania Recreation Area – to the High Country Pathway through Pigeon River State Forest in the Lower Peninsula, Michigan offers a full spectrum of hiking adventures. Wander the beaches of four of the five Great Lakes, traverse the rugged high ridges along the Greenstone Trail, or explore the vast forests of Sleeper State Park. Veteran hiker and outdoor writer Mike Modrzynski introduces you to all this and more. Get up-to-date trail info, accurate directions, detailed maps with each hike description.

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Trails from the "Hiking Michigan" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: Hiking and cross-country skiing trails in the inland portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. An off-shore trail system offering a unique look at the "rest of the story' of Sleeping Bear Dun ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Glen Arbor, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: A historic trail across the narrow waist of the Upper Peninsula, from Lake Michigan's north shore to Lake Superior. The trail shadows the Whitefish River for nearly half the distance, offering great ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Rapid River, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: The Bay View Hiking Trail is one of the longer trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, made up of four separate loops. The northernmost loop provides an outstanding view of the Lake Mich ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Glen Arbor, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Cedar River Pathway is made up of four loops ranging from 2 to 7 miles. These are easy hikes for explorers of all ages. The backdrop of the Cedar River, the remoteness of the western Upper Peninsu ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Gladstone, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A connecting trail between the Big Carp River and Mirror Lake or the Little Carp River. Once across the creek, hikers will make a slow ascent of nearly 2 miles. At first the climb is easy, but it quic ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Ontonagon, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A connector trail between two of the park's major trails. From the southern trailhead on the Little Carp Trail hikers go 0.5 mile before dropping into an extensive wet area known as the Memengwa Swamp ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Ontonagon, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Days River Pathway is a nearly 9-mile loop course through typical Upper Peninsula ecosystems, including wet river lowlands and heavily forested uplands. Hikes along the longest loop or any of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Gladstone , MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.7
... Preview: A challenging point-to-point Dune Climb-Dunes Trail for adventurous hikers, and a more gentle loop at Sleeping Bear Point for less-experienced dune fans. The Dunes Trail is the most popular of all the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Empire, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: A picturesque, point-to-point hike with a final panorama that has caused many hikers to turn an hour's hike into an all-day outing to the 400-foot-hig bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Empire Bluff is ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Frankfort, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This point-to-point trail offers a unique view of the most scenic point in the park, Lake of the Clouds. A spur trail about midway between Cloud Peak and Cuyahoga Peak divides the trail in half. Speci ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Ontonagon, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A scenic three- or four-day loop departing from Windigo. This 24-mile loop is a mildly rugged trail that traces the southwestern corner of the park, an area with few tough stretches and plenty of scen ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Houghton, MI - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Various loops and spur trails in a nature preserve rich with bird-life. For-Mar is Genesee County's finest example of what caring and concern can create in a highly urbanized area. The park's 380-acre ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Flint, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: A point-to-point trail through fabled Heming way country near the Fox River. Ernest Hemingway based his fabled "Big Two Hearted River" saga on his exploits along this classic northern Michigan trout s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Seney, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 27.5
... Preview: A short loop through diverse habitats--dunes, forests, wetlands, and shore. A unique opportunity to visit the lakeshore of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Wetlands and small creeks here support wildlife and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Glen Arbor, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A trail from Escarpment Overlook to Mirror Lake along the Upper Carp River in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Special attractions: Upper Carp River, Government Peak, Mirror Lake. From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Ontonagon, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Six short nature trails in mixed habitat. The Grass River Natural Area is a 1,000-acre mix of habitats: upland forests, fields, creeks, rivers, marshes, and swamps. Naturalists have identified more th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Mancelona, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.75
... Preview: Isle Royale National Park's most extensive trail, following the backbone of the main island. The "Greenstone," as it's called here, is rated by many as the best of the Isle Royale hikes. The trail ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Houghton, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: The Herman Vogler Conservation Area is a constantly changing blend of habitats that range from highland hardwoods to marshes and a 9-acre impoundment that attracts a variety of waterfowl and wildlife. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Rogers City, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A 70-mile loop through some of the most diverse environments in Michigan. Veteran hikers have labeled the High Country Pathway "The Hike Assembled By Committee," since the terrain and habitat change a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Onaway, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: The Hoist Lake area is managed specifically for enjoyment by hikers and other non-mechanized visitors. Mountain bikers are prohibited from using the area. The area’s nearly 11,000 acres are located in ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Glennie, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 21