Zippie's Ski Trail

Spring Brook Pathway

Address: 45.217578,-84.811025
Countie(s) trail is located in: Charlevoix
Trail Type(s): Hiking <> Mountain Biking
Trail Measurement: 5 Miles
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8 miles NE of Boyne Falls via Thumb Lake Rd (Co Rd 626), Slashing Rd & Chandler Rd

Spring Brook Pathway: A Scenic Escape in Michigan’s Mackinaw State Forest

Located in the heart of Mackinaw State Forest, the Spring Brook Pathway offers a peaceful retreat into nature with its well-maintained trails and scenic vistas. This 5-mile loop is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to hike, bike, or enjoy a leisurely day exploring the outdoors.

Trail Details:

  • Location: Mackinaw State Forest, Charlevoix County, Michigan
  • Latitude and Longitude: N 45° 13′ 3.36″, W 084° 48′
  • Length: 5 miles
  • Elevation: Offers varied terrain with ridge views overlooking Charlevoix County
  • Activities: Ideal for hiking, biking, and in winter, cross-country skiing

Nearby Activities:

  • Local Flora and Fauna: The pathway winds through diverse ecosystems, providing opportunities to spot local wildlife and seasonal wildflowers.
  • Photography: The ridges offer panoramic views perfect for photography, especially during the fall foliage season.

Reviews and Online Buzz:

  • Hikers frequently commend the trail for its beauty and maintenance, noting the spectacular views from the ridge as a highlight. The trail’s moderate difficulty makes it accessible for most fitness levels, ensuring a rewarding experience for all visitors.

References and More Info

  • DNR
  • Compass Latitude: N 45° 13′ 3.28″
  • Compass Longitude: W 084° 48′ 39.69″
  • Numeric Latitude: 45.217578
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-84.811025
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 5 Miles


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