Rapid River National Trail

Rapid River, Michigan 49878

Rapid River National Trail

Rapid River National Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Immense pines guard this 20-mile trail system, designed for cross-country skiing. Taking cyclists from flat wide trails to thrilling descents, the route described here follows narrow, classic skiing trails, occasionally merging with wide skating lanes.

The trail dips into a few marshy areas that require bike walking, but for the most part riders stay high and dry along a ridge with sweeping views of the surrounding forest. Although fairly well marked, it is still a rugged experience, with brushy terrain and hills chewed up by horse’s hooves. The beginning and end of the ride, however, are relaxing cruisers.

Tread: 8 miles of singletrack and wide ski trail, 0.6 mile of doubletrack."

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Trail Information

Rapid River
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
1.5 - 2 hours
Best spring through fall
Hiawatha National Forest, Rapid River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Rapid River
Local Maps