Green Timbers

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

Green Timbers Trail is located in the Pigeon River Country State Forest near Vanderbilt, Michigan.   Green Timbers is managed as a non-mechanized, walk in only area.  There is a network of management roads behind gates that allow access to the interior of the property, but on foot only.  Mountain bikes, horses, other motorized vehicles are not allowed in the Green Timbers unit. The easiest route to follow, and thus the most popular one, is the trail from the Sturgeon Valley Road parking area to Green Timbers Cabin, a trek of 2.3 miles. Parking is also available from a trailhead on Bush Road, which is not plowed in the winter making this only seasonally accessible. says "The lure of Green Timbers is history, trout and, if your timing is right, large elk. This rugged 6,388-acre tract, part of the Pigeon River Country State Forest, not only has wildlife, scenic vistas and blue ribbon trout streams but is also crisscrossed with an unmarked trail system that appeals to hikers, backpackers and winter adventurers on snowshoes or backcountry skis." Click here 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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