Explore the best trails near Grayling with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
2 months ago

Love the pines!

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
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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!

walking
5 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

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.

trail running
9 months ago

Once you find a sign and understand the rectangular shape of the loops, you'll be fine. Signage is minimal but it is definitely marked. I went just before the fall colors typically arrive so I can't speak to the aesthetic of the trail with regards to beauty, but for the most part the trail in wide and mostly flat (although be aware - when the elevation does change, it does drastically!)

hiking
11 months ago

Thursday, April 07, 2016

beautiful

Thursday, April 07, 2016

snowshoeing
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Lovely; nice to see the pines and the chapel

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 28, 2016

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Walked a 3rd of the loop. Very peaceful forest trial. Spotted mushroom and a colorful fall walk. Also a very open trail for bikes. It was as if I was the only one there.

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.

canoeing
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!