Mason Tract Pathway

EASY 7 reviews
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Mason Tract Pathway is a 9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grayling, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is gorgeous - and not very well known. The little brother to the Manistee River Trail but very similar and way less people and more remote.

Monday, April 10, 2017

very nice trail did all 8 Miles on 9/Apr/2017 all but two trees cleared from the path. Very nice trail to have as my first trail of the year. Easy enough to follow, next time going to go through a little slower and get a few pictures.

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

The trail itself is slightly hard to follow in certain spots due to downed trees, but that just adds to the beauty of the area. Very large hemlock and even seedlings that have been planted by volunteer groups can be found. Easy access to the trail and restrooms off of Chase Bridge Road too!

trail running
Saturday, September 17, 2016

I'm not sure how this is listed as 1.3 miles considering the signage clearly shows it is nearly 8 miles total distance (one way out and back) if accessed from M-72. There is a sign at the trailhead, although it can be accessed at other points. Some down trees In had to climb over, but that is more of a small detail rather than a gripe. Follows the Au Sable for a nice stretch and there are some decent looks at the river. I half hiked half ran these trails. I'd go back for sure.

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

walked only to the camp ground but was still cool

Saturday, September 17, 2016