Clear Lake - Jackson Lake Pathway

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

  • Length: 8.6 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Hilly 25%, Moderate 50%, Flat 25%,
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
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This trail system is located approximately ten miles north of Atlanta and runs from Clear Lake State Park to Jackson Lake State Forest Campground, with accessibility available at both locations. This 7.5 miles trail system allows for hiking and mountain biking, with camping facilities available at both locations.  A portion of this trail is part of the High Country Pathway, which is a 70 mile system in the Pigeon River State Forest.       


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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