Boyne Mountain

3.41 out of 5
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↑ 4,900 ft
↓ 4,900 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
If true northern Michigan mountain biking trails are your choice, you can grab a map and head out on 32.5 miles of newly remarked trails. At Boyne Mountain, you can ride to the top to begin your loop or catch a chairlift ride to get yourself and your bike to the top. You will find a variety of options from rugged mountain biking trails to rolling downhill trails and paved trails. The mountain biking trail system offers a variety of loops with descriptive trail names such as Stairway, Rootsville, Climb Time, Outback, Rock- N-Roll and DJ's Drop. These sections are also designated by difficulty level to keep the surprises to a minimum. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, enjoy the seven mile paved loop Mountain that travels around the resort property and offers scenic views of Deer Lake, Boyne Mountain's two golf courses as well as woodlands and wildlife before returning to the resort village.

In addition to Boyne Mountain's extensive trail network, additional trails located nearby make the resort a true biking destination. Two access points to the North Country Trail suitable for biking are located within 10 minutes of the resort as well as the Little Traverse Wheelway, which 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 Highlands Resort offers a variety of biking options, from leisurely paths to cross country trails and Michigan's only lift served Bike Park complete with berms, jumps and stunt features.

The trails are open daily but chairlift hours vary. Please check or call the Adventure Center at 231.549.7256 for details.

Entry Fees
Bike trail access is free of charge. Chairlift access is free for resort lodging guests or $5 for a single ride or $10 for unlimited rides for non-houseguests. Mountain bike rentals are available at the Boyne Mountain Boyne Country Sports store.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Why isn't there a legend on the map to indicate the meaning of the different lines. -emoser60

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Reviews (20)


October 7, 2018
Revz Trailblazer  
Review: Terribly marked. Little, if any maintenance, large trees down. Could be a nice place to ride but not 10/18.

Bunny Hop

September 12, 2018
T Dogg Bunny Hop  
Review: Not well marked, but alot there. Tight single track to nice wide smooth nature trails. Go blast with ypur buddies or cruise with th kidos. Its all there. However, trails are marked terrible, you will get lost or turned around at some point. Tons of different terrian. Lift service available at a charge of course.

July 4, 2016
Review: Terrible! Trails were very poorly marked! The map is worthless, all of the trails cross over each other. Avoid these trails and this mountain at all cost. A complete waste of time.


October 6, 2015
Review: Trails weren't marked well, nor maintained all that great. Alot of up hill, but then again its a ski resort. Overall enjoyed.

Granny Gear

August 17, 2015
Kerm Granny Gear  
Review: The trail system could be marked much better.


July 2, 2015
Review: Not really sure I liked this one... One of the employees at the resort referred to sections as "pretty gnarly," which translated into "we really don't make any attempt to maintain these things." I did about 11 miles of the 32 listed (many of them overlap, so I don't think it's a true 32), and I have to say that the trails themselves were fun and challenging, but, as another reviewer said on this page, the markings are awful. Colored plastic discs "mark" the trail, with white plastic discs printed with arrows show the direction. The markings and the condition are what keep this trail from being great - there are great climbs, some nice technical sections, and lots of land covered, but they're just not up to par with other trails in condition.

Similar Trail: Brown County, IN; Merrell Trail

June 7, 2015
Review: Trail has potential but is not marked at all. It gets very confusing as the map they provide is not very good. Secondly, the trail is incredibly overgrown and not maintained. We came across multiple fallen trees and tons of overgrown prickers. Also, the lift was not active when we went so that was a huge let down. Overall, I wouldn't recommend. It's overgrown and has tons of sand which is nearly impossible to ride.

Granny Gear

June 4, 2015
Review: Poorly maintained trail, not marked well. Is some fun downhill sections. Not very technical, but some decent flowing trails. Best quality the Ski lifts bring you to top of Boyne mountain to the trail head.

Granny Gear

May 31, 2015
ahuyser Granny Gear  
Review: Was expecting better. Trail was not marked very well and in need of some maintenance. Came across a handful of fallen trees and a lot of thorny overgrowth.

Granny Gear

August 9, 2014
Review: First 3 miles pretty boring and the raspberry bushes eat you up but after that it is a great ride with both technical and speed. You can jump around between green, red and blue as they cross or are the same in several places.

Boyne Mountain MTB Trail 3.41 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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