High Country Pathway

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

  • Length: 75.72 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Steep 2%, Hilly 8%, Moderate 6%, Flat 30%, Steep 2%, Hilly 5%, Moderate 48%, Flat 45%, Hilly 25%, Moderate 50%, Flat 25%
  • Organization: Michigan DNR

The High Country Pathway is a 70+ mile trail system that runs through the heart of Pigeon River Country in Montmorency and Otsego Counties.  It is designed to provide the more enthusiastic backpacker and mountain biker with about one week of high quality outdoor adventure. The pathway connects to and is accessible by Jackson Lake State Forest Campground, Pigeon River Bridge State Forest Campground, Pine Grove State Forest Campground, Round Lake State Forest Campground, Shoepac Lake State Forest Campground, Tomahawk Creek Flooding State Forest Campground, and Town Corner Lake State Forest Campground.


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.

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  • 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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