Circling Mackinac Island

EASY 21 reviews

Circling Mackinac Island is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mackinaw Twp, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Easy, fun bike loop with great views! Arch rock (and the view from it) is absolutely beautiful, and elsewhere on the shoreline loop it was quite easy to pull over and take a rest or just enjoy the scenery. The interior is worth a mention as well - harder trails for more experienced hikers/bikers, and even more beautiful vistas.

road biking
8 months ago

Very tourist like, but also has some pretty neat views. Personally, I wouldn't go back but I could see a lot more people liking it a lot more than me.

road biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

easy trail. it's more of a site seeing trip than anything. But if you are on the island rent a bike or bring your own and do it!

walking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nice little walk around the island, many trails to pick from, all easy.

road biking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Good easy trail

road biking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Absolutely beautiful trail. Easy for all ages.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

road biking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

road biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One of my favorite places to go growing up! Touristy but always beautiful. Plus the history is wonderful to learn

Monday, February 29, 2016

The 8 mile path that follows the shoreline is easy with lots of great places to stop, picnic, and enjoy. If you want something more challenging, look for the single track trails or roads in the interior

road biking
Thursday, February 05, 2015

I biked this trail years ago as a teenager and loved it. Additionally, if you have swimming shoes, there are some smooth stoned beaches off of the road/trail that are a lot of fun to swim in during the summer months.

road biking
Monday, September 08, 2014

You can't find a better place to go on a bike in the entire U.S. in my opinion. The island scenery combined with the nice mostly flat bike trail is unmatched. Very wonderful trail for those that aren't pro's or a little out of shape.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lovely ride around the island. We arrived early. Most people were heading to the east, we headed west. Few riders on the west side of the island to start, made for quiet time along the shoreline. We stopped numerous times to experience the views and put our feet in the waters. The ride was easy. Fun touring the inner trails too.

road biking
Friday, December 28, 2012

The circle tour is very easy and a nice ride, and you can stop at any of the beaches and explore or swim. If you get into the interior there are some wonderful trails in the hilly terrain. The island can get very busy during the summer, and if you get away from the the fudge shops and explore, it can be a wonderful experience.

road biking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

We rented bikes and drove this trail for mothers day. Even this early in the year you will eat flies as you bike. It was also F R E E Z I N G. The island is a lot colder than the mainland for obvious reasons. The bugs were absolutely irritating but the ride was lovely and the scenery was great. Please check your bike before you take off. My seat kept SLOWLY sinking which was also obnoxious!!! There is a little ice cream / hot chocolate place to stop and visit, and a few cross-cutting roads to try if you have the energy.