TOMMBA Region Trails
Nortwest Michigan is a fantastic place to ride. Use the list of trails below to help plan your next day out on the bike.
North Country Trail - Slashing to Chandler Hill
A fun, rustic biking trail with lots of great winding singletrack in densely wooded terrain. This is mostly singletrack but there are sections of two-track and is part of a multi-state hiking trail. This section allows mountain bicycling and it's a terrific section. It features great terrain, a couple of small bridges, and some steep climbs.
North Country Trail - Chandler Hill to Sprinvale
This trail is one of many sections of the North Country Trail which can be ridden for a wide variety of distances. This trail is primarily a hiking trail but is a favorite of local mountain bikers. Mostly this is a beginner/intermediate trail and has sections that are tougher than others, but most mountain bikers will find the wooded, hilly terrain exciting and challenging, yet friendly.
North Country Trail - Springvale to Krause
This trail is mostly singletrack. However, there are short sections of two-track. To ensure you stay on the trail, make sure to always look for the blue rectangles painted on the trees. Be especially watchful when on two-track as there is sometimes an unexpected turn off the two-track back onto the singletrack.
North Country Trail - Levering to Wilderness
The trail starts out at Levering road, completely flat. You'll be kept from really cranking up your speed by constant whoops and bumps, the legacy of Michigan's lumber age. As you come around the north shore of Wycamp lake, the dunes start to increase in age. For a couple miles, you'll have the pleasure of short, low-grade climbs followed immediately by similar descents. After you cross Sturgeon Bay Trail, the forested dunes are even more ancient, and accordingly larger. A large number of climbs here will be to steep and sandy to ride, so you'll have to get off and push for your scenic views.
Offield Family Preserve
The trails at Offield Family Nature Preserve make up a multi-use, non-motorized trail system in one of Little Traverse Conservancy's many great preserves. This is a fun ride on its own or it can be combined with nearby Boyne Highland's trails for a longer ride. Winter grooming makes for fun snow biking, too.
Shingle Mill Pathway
Three loop options include river views, towering mature hardwood forests and pine plantations. The 10-mile loop is very popular with a stop at Section 4 lake and it's deep blue water and storybook scenery you'll notice in the pictures. All loops end up riding back to the trailhead on a quarter mile long boardwalk in dark cool cedar forest that runs along the Pigeon River.