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Level: Advanced
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +540/ -237 ft
Total: 85 riders

Mountain Biking Boyne Highlands

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#35 of 318 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#1,157 in the world

From scenic views to exhilarating challenges, Boyne Highlands offers choices for every rider. For a challenging ride, hop on the chairlift to access Michigan's only list served Bike Park at Boyne Highlands and be ready for a fast moving experience. Modeled after the popular North Shore designs of the upper northwest and Vancouver areas, the Bike Park features naturally cut mountain biking trails with banked turns, heart-stopping jumps and narrow passages that require expert maneuvering. New this summer is the Skills Park which is designed to introduce beginning and novice mountain bikers to the freeride and downhill elements that are found in our Bike Park. Elements are designed to inspire confidence for riders of all ages and include a flow track with berms and rollers, skinny bridges, a teeter-totter, ladder features, a small drop and more!

If rolling terrain is what you seek tour miles of single and wide track cross country trails through woodlands for views of Little Traverse Bay and the Pleasantview Valley. For those seeking a leisurely scenic ride, take a ride on wide and wooded trails rated as easy and enjoy some beautiful scenery and catch a glimpse of wildlife.

In addition to the resort's extensive offering, Boyne Highlands' offers many additional nearby biking opportunities. There are five access points to the North Country Trail suitable for biking within 10 minutes of the Main Lodge. The Little Traverse Wheelway offers fantastic views of Little Traverse Bay and easy access to the quaint downtown districts of Charlevoix, Bay Harbor, Petoskey, Bay View and Harbor Springs as it winds 26 miles from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. Plus our sister resort Boyne Mountain, offers over 32 miles of mountain bike trails including a seven mile paved loop that tours the resort.

Access to the trails is available via the MacGully Chairlift. During the peak summer season the lift is open Wednesday through Friday from 2pm-8pm, Saturday 12pm-8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. For early and late summer hours please visit or contact the Adventure Center at 231.526.3835.

Entry Fees
Access passes are required and are available from the Adventure Center, located in the lobby of the Main Lodge. Riders access the trail system via the MacGully chairlift to the top of the mountain ($16 for a ½ day pass and all session passes are available from $20-26; discounted Weekender and Summer Bike Passes are also available). From the top of the mountain, you can then enter several trails or try the challenging Bike Park.

First added by msujedi on Jun 4, 2012. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: yes
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Follow signs to Boyne Highlands Ski area North of Harbor Springs, MI. To access the trails from the back, follow paved roads 'off property' on the South side of the ski area. Take Highland Dr west as it bends South onto Hendrick Rd. Turn right onto Catob Rd. Turn right onto Emmet Heights Rd. Follow Emmet Heights as it turns into a sandy dirt road. Once Emmet Heights bends right and back to the left, look for a path to the right of the road. Follow this path 'up' as it turns into a dirt service road leading to the summit. This service road ends at the summit.

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