Bay de Noc - Grand Island

Type: Backcountry
Length: 42.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Rapid River, Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
States: Michigan
Counties: Delta, Alger
Latitude: 45.96592   Longitude: -86.83817

Located in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 2 miles east of Rapid River and about 150 north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


The trail takes a pleasant route over mostly flat to rolling forest land. On the south end, hikers will find plantations of red and jack pine; as they travel north, the forest turns to aspen and northern hardwoods, which are spectacular in the fall. Much of the trail follows the edge of the Witefish River valley, and hikers are rewarded with intermittent views of the valley and river below. The Bay de Noc - Grand Island Trail is attractive to horseback riding and backpackers alike. Along its path are three trailheads whose facilities include camping, drinking water and ample parking for horse trailers.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Sand
Secondary Surface: Sand

Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 660
Elevation High Point: 960
Year Designated: 1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Hiawatha National Forest
Rapid River Ranger District
8181 US Hwy. 2
Rapid River , MI 49878
(906) 474-6442



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