Mackinac Island State Park Trails

HARD 18 reviews

Mackinac Island State Park Trails is a 16.3 mile loop trail located near Mackinac Island, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
16.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

lake

views

In addition to the biking/walking trail around the island, there are many great paths and trails venturing into the island. The forests provide beautiful cover, the old Fort Holmes battlements are partially preserved and you can see how one would have defended the island from this highest point.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Massive hills and rock formations that make an awesome layout of trails! We only ventured the trails around Arch Rock, the fort, and through Manitou trail. All had killer views with water and trees all around wherever you looked. Not too hard of trails, the steep inclines will get you a little though. Be sure to stretch post hike

hiking
2 months ago

It's been ages since I've been here, but hoping to plan a trip soon with my boyfriend (he's never been). I remember there being some nice views around the island; just watch out for road apples! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

road biking
2 months ago

The shoreline loop (8.2 miles) was fantastic--beautiful and easy to tandem bike with my husband.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trails on the interior of the island. The ones on the interior are more difficult but also more fun.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

The shoreline loop is easy and very pretty; the interior provides a little more of a challenge if you're looking for one (though it's still quite accessible). Both offer beautiful views. Definitely worth a visit!

road biking
8 months ago

More of a sight-seeing vacation than spectacular views. But still fun.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bike around the island, and walk up the different paths on the way. Hit the stairs up to Arch Rock. Beautiful view all around.

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Interior trails are good. The Fort and other activities are informative. I'd do it again in a heart beat

hiking
Thursday, February 05, 2015

While visiting the island, our family enjoyed spending a couple hours hiking the interior trails of the island. We visited the Fort with its preserved terrain and restored battlements. We also enjoyed the different vistas that overlooked the circle trail and the surrounding Great Lakes.

hiking
Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

mountain biking
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rode the Tranquil bluff trail, clockwise, it was anything but tranquil! Great and challenging single track with some very steep sections. I would recommend being very careful on the steep downhills. I should have walked mine down one of them but didn't and ended up launching over the handle bars only to be stopped by a tree, cracked some ribs and messed up my shoulder. Other than that it was a beautiful day, 70 degrees with a breeze, trail was in good condition. My one other complaint is all the horse sh..t on the trails, evidently the horse riders don't care about hikers and bikers. The paved trail that goes around the island is nice to just cruise on, that's what I had to use to get out after crashing. Oh and watch your bike on the ferry ride, they don't know how to transport bikes, ours all fell over twice on the rides. They basically just pile them up against the rail. Some good beers downtown.

Thursday, June 28, 2012