Hartwick Pines State Park Trail

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

  • Length: 17.56 mi
  • Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Natural, Bridge, Dock, Two-track, Sand
  • Bike Type: , Mountain
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • Trail Website: michigandnr.com

Located 25 miles south of Gaylord, Hartwick Pines State Park encompasses nearly 10,000 acres, including 49 acres of old growth pines. One of the largest state parks in the Lower Peninsula, it's also one of the most beautiful. Within it lie three mountain biking trails. Developed from old logging roads, access to the single-track trails is from the park's Michigan Forest Visitor Center. The 3.5-mile Aspen Trail is rated easy, while the more hilly 5.2-mile Deer Run Trail and 7.5-mile Weary Legs Trail are rated moderately difficult. A Michigan Recreation Passport is required for park entry and can be purchased for a nominal fee at park offices.



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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