Chippewa Hills Pathway

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing Horseback Riding

  • Length: 19.97 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • Trail Website:

Chippewa Hills Pathway is located approximately 11 miles west of Ossineke on Nicholson Hill Road.  It is one of the best groomed cross-country ski trails open to mountain biking in northeastern Michigan, following a roller-coaster route through cedar swamp and dense trees. For the most part it is high and dry and mostly singletrack. The path, like most other Michigan cross-country pathways, is amply marked and relatively hazard-free, except for a few sandy patches. Go to Thunder Bay Trails Association for trail maps!


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business


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