AuSable River Trail is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Grayling, Michigan and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

2 months ago

Pretty easy walking. 2 views of the AuSable river are nice . IMO the sweetest part is the old growth Hemlock stand . That alone is well worth it . I love that area !

hiking
5 months ago

Relatively flat terrain, with two footbridges over the Au Sable river, made this a very easy and interesting hike to do. Saw people fishing in the shallow, clear water off of one of the bridges. After the second footbridge we ran into several boggy/muddy areas. Someone had laid down logs to provide a drier passage, but shoes got dirty so bring shoes you are okay getting mucked up a bit. Then came the absolutely stunning old growth hemlock forest. This is what I came to see and it was magnificent. Bring your camera!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is one of the best nature trails in the area. Not many people use this trail despite two crossings of the Au Sable, a stand of old growth hemlock, and some giant white pines between the two bridges. Avoid the crowds at the old growth trail and visitor center by taking this trail instead. Bring your bug spray in the summer months as mosquitos can get pretty bad, especially in the cedar swamps. Enjoy the wildlife and sounds of nature in a picturesque setting.

5 months ago

Had a great time on this trail today. I'm not sure if it's the time of year or the weather but mosquitos were a problem. Looking forward to doing it again in the fall.

hiking
6 months ago

I think timing is key with this trail. The weather definitely effected us. It rained unexpectedly the night before so the bugs were awful. The woods are a wonderful sight, but the entire 3 miles we were engulfed by an enormous swarm of mosquitos and it made the hike miserable and it caused us to not pay as much attention to the beautiful sights around us. Bring lots of bug spray! We also went the last week of May which as I said: timing is key. We would LOVE to go back in the fall!

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Beautiful winter time hike! Would recommend wearing snowshoes though. We went without and did fine but only because the trail had been beaten down a bit by previous hikers.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

beautiful trail with lots of wildlife, be aware that there is some very wet boggy parts near the second river crossing, we had a tough time making it through in our hiking shoes (did not wear our boots or we would have been fine)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mostly awesome, however a few fairly wet mushy spots near river.

trail running
Monday, June 23, 2014

Nice area to trail run train the Danes .. Just don't wimp out on the hill .. Lol

hiking
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Great think forest and a great hike.

paddle sports
Sunday, September 15, 2013

129 miles of river started 8:30 am Friday September 6, 2013. Finished Sunday, September 8, 2013. 24 hours 15 minutes of actual paddling. Grayling, Michigan to Oscoda, Michigan. Overnight on Mio Pond on Friday. Camped on Cook Pond, Saturday Night. Finished in Oscoda at Finish Line Park, at 1:47 pm, Sunday.

My son Conrad was in the bow, couldn't have done it without him. Great trip!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

recorded AuSable River Trail

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

recorded Hartwick Pines

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 28, 2016