Mountain Bike Trails Near Traverse City, Michigan

Mountain Bike Trails Near Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City is found in Northern Lower Michigan along the Grand Traverse Bay and the Pere Marquette State Forest. Most of the bike trails in Traverse City also serve as cross-country skiing trails in the winter. The Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau advises that mountain bikes are not permitted on any trails at the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
 

Boardman Lake Trail

The Boardman Lake Trail is located along the eastern shore of Boardman Lake in Traverse City. This trail extends two miles through a wooded area and features a parking area at the north and south trailheads. Half of the trail is paved, while the other half consists of crushed limestone.

Boardman Lake Trail
PO Box 252
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 941-4300
traversetrails.org/trails/boardman/

 
 

Leelanau Trail

The Leelanu Trail is a 15.5 mile trail with approximately 8.5 paved miles and seven miles of hard-packed dirt. Restrooms are available year-round at the Inland Seas Education Association at the north end of the trail. During the summer months, a portable toilet is placed approximately two miles from the south end of the trail. Five parking areas are located along the trail for your convenience.

Leelanau Trail
PO Box 252
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 941-4300
traversetrails.org/trails/leelanau/

Muncie Lake Pathway

The Muncie Lake Pathway is an 11.5 mile multi-purpose trail for hikers, bicyclists and cross-country skiers inside the Pere Marquette State Forest. This trail features five loops and is rated easy for hikers and bicyclists. The trail is groomed regularly during the winter to accommodate novice cross-country skiers.

Muncie Lake Pathway
Rennie Lake Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-5280
michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=64&type=SFPW

Vasa Pathway

The Vasa Pathway is also located in the Pere Marquette State Forest. This multi-purpose trail stretches 16.7 miles through wooded areas and contains both challenging and easy sections. Pere Marquette contains more than 65 miles of hiking and biking trails, although many of these paths are found outside of Traverse City.

Vasa Pathway
Pere Marquette State Forest
Bunker Hill Rd. and Bartlett Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-4300
michigan.org/Property/Detail.aspx?p=G19836

 

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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