Silver Creek Pathway

MODERATE 20 reviews

Silver Creek Pathway is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Luther, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.7 miles
282 feet

dog friendly



cross country skiing



nature trips

paddle sports










over grown


Scenic trail that travels next to the Pine River. The trail is pretty well marked and cleared of debris. Along the way you will travel through thickets, old forests and bluffs over looking the river. Keep an out for wildlife too.

24 days ago

Such a peaceful and beautiful trail!!

29 days ago

Beautiful trail and well marked. I would rate this trail as easy to moderate.
Woofer friendly.

29 days ago

The Silver Creek Pathway loops along a very scenic section of the Pine River. The trailhead is located in the Silver Creek State Forest Campground, and is easy to find at the end of the campground access road. In the opinion of this hiker, the 4.7 mile loop would be rated as easy to moderate difficulty. There are several climbs to the tops of ridges and rollaways along the river that are moderately challenging, but most of the system is fairly flat and follows the river closely. The only thing we didn't like was that there are two or three short sections of trail that are shared traffic with orv's, and one section that is a county road. Care must be taken when traversing these sections. This was the only downside and it was not enough to reduce the 5 stars I rated this trail. Can't wait to visit this trail again!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike in the winter through the snow and view of the river.

6 months ago

8 months ago

Dog friendly, very scenic, moderate terrain.

8 months ago

Not sure why this is called an "out and back," it's a loop. The trailheads are by the campgrounds. Two ways you can go, either take the trail on the west side or the east side of the river. We found the trail on the west had more poison ivy. Weren't disappointed with trail, would go back.

9 months ago


10 months ago

Beautiful hike! Gorgeous views of the river. It's Memorial Day weekend, and I was expecting to see a few hikers -- but we only crossed paths with a few fishermen and several ATVs. The hiking path joins up with the ATV path in a few short sections (that's the only reason I'm giving four stars instead of five). The dogs were able to splash around a bit on the riverbank. Pay attention to when the trail markers are tilted in a certain direction -- that's your cue for a turn. :) Really enjoyed this trail.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Beautiful Trail. Loved the loop. Lots of trees down covering parts of the trail. You can still get over or around them. I will come back and do this trail again.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Absolutely beautiful trail, well marked and a must see!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Beautiful trail with lovely views of the Pine River. This trail has a variety of landscape to keep the trail interesting. Not too difficult for kids (ages 7 and 8), and dog friendly!
Parts of the trail were difficult to follow, though most of the trail was well marked. We briefly lost the trail twice near where the trail crosses or follows two tracks and ORV trails. Be aware of dirt bikes and 4-wheelers in these areas. Also, an approximately 10 foot section of the east side of the trail had eroded and slid into the river, but there was plenty of room to move away from the edge of the bluff to avoid the drop off. A bathroom around the 2 mile mark is a plus for the children.
All around a fun, beautiful hike for the family.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Very nice trail, however, study the map (at trailhead) before heading out. Following the blue markers, we somehow turned around prematurely, this missing half the trail. In spite of that, the views were very pretty and we really enjoyed the trail. Moderate climb at beginning (and end) of trail.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

I've camped here since I was a child. It will forever be one of my favorite places in the world. Don't be scared when you hear the bobcats scream in the night.

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