Midland to Mackinac Trail

This trail is good for Hiking Biking Horseback Riding

  • Length: 168.58 mi
  • Surface: Crushed Limestone, Natural,
  • Terrain: , Flat, Variable
  • Organization: Michigan DNR

The US Forest Service says, "The Midland to Mackinac Trail, a historic 210-mile Native American footpath, has been restored by members of the Boy Scouts' Auburn-based Lake Huron Area Council No. 265 and other volunteers. The hiking and cross-country skiing trail stretches from Midland County to Mackinaw City at the tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

For hundreds of years, this trail was used by Native Americans as a seasonal path for hunting, trapping and gathering foodstuffs.

The trail is relatively isolated, passing through parts of only two communities -- Cheboygan and Mackinac City. With few organized campsites along the way, hikers and riders are urged to carry water."


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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