Best Mountain Biking in Michigan

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Fort Custer Recreation Area


Offering a rainbow of loops, this well-organized and popular 16-mile multiple-use trail system offers something for everyone. The difficult Red Loop challenges riders with logs, whoop-de-dos, steeper…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Augusta, MI - Mountain Biking - 16.8 miles Best Trail in mi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Potawatomi Trail


The Potawatomi Trail is the granddaddy of mountain biking trails in southeastern Michigan—and for a senior citizen, it stills packs a wallop. Sandy hills with exposed roots defeat all but the stronges…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - 17.5 miles Best Trail in mi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Mackinac Island Trails


Who would have guessed that one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions was also home to Michigan’s most difficult section of singletrack? The first 1.2 miles of the Tranquil Bluff Trail will l…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Saint Ignace, MI - Mountain Biking - 9.3 miles Best Trail in mi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Brighton Recreation Area Loops


Two singletrack trails, designed specifically for mountain bikes, opened during the summer of 1998 at this popular recreation area. The 7-mile Murray Lake Loop zigzags through a virtually obstacle-fre…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Brighton, MI - Mountain Biking - 12.7 miles Best Trail in mi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Bald Mountain Loops


Cruising past inland lakes and creeks, these two tree-lined loops offer riders a rollicking good time. Rocky descents, sand traps, and a few steep hills keep you alert, but for the most part these two…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Lake Orion, MI - Mountain Biking - 11.7 miles Best Trail in mi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Holdridge Lakes Loops


A lot of love has gone into this well-maintained trail system. Offering three loops, the trails are quintessential southern Michigan. The singletrack rolls through dense forest, with the most difficul…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Holly, MI - Mountain Biking - 23.3 miles
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#7. Pontiac Lake Recreation Area


Pontiac Lake Recreation Area’s popular multiple-use trail system is receiving a face-lift. The Pontiac Lake chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association and the Pontiac Lake Trail Riders are wo…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Waterford, MI - Mountain Biking - 11.1 miles
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#8. Novi North Park (Tree Farm)


Not long ago, garbage dotted the 500-acre Novi North Park. Under the dedicated care of local Michigan Mountain Biking Association members, however, the park has become an example of urban renewal. Gon…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Novi, MI - Mountain Biking - 6.7 miles
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#9. Island Lake Loops


The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each trail is enjoyable on its own, together they make a long singletrack cruiser…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Brighton, MI - Mountain Biking - 14.3 miles
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#10. Stony Creek Loop


Boasting Macomb County’s highest point, this well-marked 14-mile trail system winds along tight singletracks and wide doubletracks through open, grassy meadows. The route climbs to an overlook then…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Utica, MI - Mountain Biking - 4.9 miles
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#11. Yankee Springs Recreation Area


Bopping in and out of trees and rolling along a picturesque ridgeline, this fun and fast mountain bike–only trail cruises among tall red pines and past the Devil’s Soup Bowl, a sunken area surrounded…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Middleville, MI - Mountain Biking - 13.1 miles
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#12. Maybury Singletrack


Maybury State Park has the honor of being the closest singletrack trail to the western Detroit suburbs. This honor is good and bad. The good news is that the small trail system is well maintained by t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Northville, MI - Mountain Biking - 5.6 miles
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#13. Bruno's Run


Reminding you of why Michigan is called “Water Wonderland,” Bruno’s Run offers endless inland lake views. Bouncing over exposed roots, the trail dumps you out at Pete’s Lake Campground. During lazy su…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Munising, MI - Mountain Biking - 10.1 miles
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#14. North Country Trail: Antrim / Kalkaska County


This ride is proof that the North Country Trail (NCT) offers mountain bikers some of the prettiest scenery and most interesting terrain in Michigan. Pedaling south from Starvation Lake, the NCT rolls…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Alba, MI - Mountain Biking - 32.2 miles
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#15. Burchfield Park Singletrack


This trail is like a B horror movie: plenty of monstrous obstacles with imaginative names like Kentaro’s Monster and Dragon’s Back. The trail offers every imaginable apparatus from laddered climbs and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Lansing, MI - Mountain Biking - 5.9 miles
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#16. Bass River Recreation Area


Twisting continuously, this tight, mostly flat trail system was designed for mountain bikers by mountain bikers. Maintained by the Michigan Mountain Biking Association, the narrow singletrack is home…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Grand Haven, MI - Mountain Biking - 5.4 miles
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#17. Highland Recreation Lakes


It is impossible to ride this trail system without bumping into a tree at least once. The four loops are on singletrack so narrow and twisty that handlebars can hook a tree at any moment. The Highla…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Hartland, MI - Mountain Biking - 16.7 miles
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#18. Heritage Park Loop


Located in the extreme southeastern corner of Michigan, Heritage Park combines cornfields with conifers. The well-designed trail system—an eclectic mix of flat, wide trail, gravel road, and singletrac…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Adrian, MI - Mountain Biking - 9.4 miles
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#19. Grand Island Loop


This is simply the most spectacular ride in Michigan. A pontoon ferryboat whisks visitors 0.5 mile across Lake Superior to rugged Grand Island. The route follows the perimeter of the island and offers…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Munising, MI - Mountain Biking - 21.7 miles
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#20. Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Trail System


This trail system is a ride through Copper Country history. Starting at the Lake Fanny Hooe Resort, the original site of the Fort Wilkin’s Garden, the trail leads to the 377-acre Estivant Pines Sanctu…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Mountain Biking - 11.8 miles
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