Cadillac Pathway - TRAIL

Cadillac Pathway - Trail, Cadillac, Michigan

A good all-around trail, contains both large climbs and quick stuff. Sometimes kinda sandy, don't go after a rain. But a great 'have-fun' trail, with real potential for a workout.

User Reviews (9)

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Hopping_Rocks   Cross Country Rider [Sep 05, 2010]

I just rode the Cadillac Pathway for the first time today (I just moved to Cadillac a week ago). I thought it was a very good trail except there is a lot of erosion, and the climbs are long and challenging.

Customer Service

Park at the technical college parking lot (checkpoint 11 on the trails map).

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4
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4
Nick   Cross Country Rider [Aug 28, 2007]

Great Trail ... I just happen to live right near it so i can go on it daily if i want the onlu downside to this trail is the sand at the botton of most of thhe hills . there are many unmapped routes on this trail to wich can be confusing at times. WARNING do not take a crappy old bike with no spension on it on this trail i hit a rock with my old bike and the shifter got cauht in the tire spokes and i preatty much walked the whole 10 miles back.IT sucked !

Customer Service

I take the two track right across from my house for about 1/4 of a mile untill i come to the trail however this part that i start on is not the whole trail ...its about 1 mile in to the trail already.. (it skips most oh the steep hills!

Similar Products Used: No other trails this one semes to be the best its always in good shape and usually very few riders are on it .
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5
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4
putt_putt   Cross Country Rider [Jun 28, 2007]

Aaaah, the Cadillac Pathway, my home away from home since I live 2 minutes away, it's a convenient trail to ride. My wife and I ride this trail 3-4x/week. Conditions can vary - especially after a heavy rain, it's a tough go. This trail has many sandy spots (especially at the bottom of hills!) also numerous tree roots on some of the hills which can make a climb challenging. Trail is a pretty fast and no real switchback like some of the other trails I've ridden. This is a good trail for any level rider, some of the areas present a good challenge. Also good wildlife viewing! If you are a rider who looks for more adventure, try some of the spurs for fun!

Customer Service

There are 2 main trailheads for this trail. One is located off of Seeley Road NE of Cadillac. If you start from here the first part is mostly uphill with some challenging climbs. The other is located off of 13th Street at the Career Tech center. If you start from here I recommend going up the spur on the left, you'll avoid some serious sand traps!

Similar Products Used: North Country, Big M and VASA so far.
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4
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3
Team Double J   Cross Country Rider [Jun 24, 2007]

My husband and I ride this trail 3-5x/week. The trail is fun, good uphills and some quick downhill runs. Watch for the sand, tough after a good heavy rain. The numerous tree roots in the trail make for some interesting climbs. Good trail for all skill levels, try the spur trails if you want to get more technical and keep your eyes open, we've seen a bobcat, deer and turkey vulture. A little more than 10 miles when you ride the complete loop.

Customer Service

Either way, we're minutes from the Seeley Rd trailhead but have ridden from the CTC as well. Both are fun.

Similar Products Used: Big M (watch for ticks), North Country, Hansen Hills
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4
VALUE
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3
Warnock   Weekend Warrior [Aug 04, 2004]

Cadillac Pathways is the best spot to ride if your in the Cadillac area! The only downside to this trail system is the sandy spots that seem to appear at the worst possible times. There are many options for riding on the marked trails, but if you know where to look you can find un-marked trails that can get real technical. If you decide to ride against the directional arrows for the trails don't be suprised if you get a rude comment or two. This trail is truely not directional, but most people don't understand that fact. Make sure to do the whole 10 mile loop and keep an eye out for those trail markers. There are lots of spots to get lost at!

Customer Service

Take 13th up and over the freeway and past Baker College, CTC will be on the left. Turn in at the last building and the trails are behind it. Follow the directions and maps posted on the trail. Be sure to have fun!

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5
VALUE
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4
singletracker   Cross Country Rider [Oct 15, 2003]

For being so close to town (only about a ten minute drive) this is an excellent trail for all skill levels. This trail offers everything from fast rolling double wide to snaking, technical singletrack. Surface conditions are excellent with moslty hard packed to moderetly hard packed dirt. There are a few bunkers of sand spotting the trail but nothing real MTBr's cant navigate through. In the summer this trail is only open to Biking and Hiking so there will be no horses or ATV's to dodge.

Customer Service

Some riders belive this trail to be directional but it is not. The trail maps show distances from point to point but the actual trail is marked and posted in both directions on trees along the different routes. It does get very boring going the same direction every ride. If you do try another direction be careful of other riders and hikers going the opposite direction and do not be surprised if someone yells, "Hey, You're going the wrong way."

Similar Products Used: The only one I can recomend is any stage of the North Country Trail system. This is a very challanging, technical trail in the Manistee National Forest with many trail heads in the area. Everything else must remain a secret.. Sorry.
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5
VALUE
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3
Gommer   [May 02, 1999]

I have heard others describe this trail as harder than the North Country Trail, which is better known. Fine by me, I grew up on this trail, sking and biking.
Watch for sand, it can really catch you at the wrong times. If you do this trail, make sure that you have a good sense of direction other wise with numerous other two tracks heading off in lots of directions, it is easy to get lost. Take lots of water, there is no place to get more if you run out there. While there, you might want to pitch in and do some trail maintenance.

Customer Service

Do the ten mile figure eight route, it will give the best work out, but do the second half of this trail backwards from the way it is set up, first half of it is then mostly down hill, and the there are long climbs the second part which will really fool you.

Similar Products Used: Big M is great.
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4
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Local Boy   [Sep 17, 1999]

No real long climbs.For me a convenient trail to get in a decent workout.

Customer Service

Star at Cadillac Voc Ed center at east 13 th. st.Follow signs for 10.5 mile figure eight loop.Last two miles being toughest.Sad to say trail is showing wear and tear from usage.

Similar Products Used: Want hills?Merilla rd/nth country.Want a long fast ride?Udell hills/nth.country.Be courteous to hikers we are not alone on these trails.
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2
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biz   [Sep 20, 1999]

This is a great trail for several reasons:
(1) Trail is never muddy, even after a rain
(2) It's about 3 miles out of town and is an exceptional quick ride you can grab any moment you have free
(3) Saturday 8AM ride during the summer, between 2 and 10 local guys ride at the beginning of the day.

Problems:
Some sandy areas, especially as the year wears on. Some trail wear.

Still, all in all, a great ride!!!!

Customer Service

From 13th St, Vocational Center parking lot (administration building)

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4
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me   [May 06, 2000]

a buddy and I rode this trail and thought it was pretty decent. But when you combine this trail with the other trails available in the Cadillac area you realize this would be a great place to live if you are a mtnbkr. Take a dip in the local swimming hole to cool off.

Customer Service

follow the locals directions

Similar Products Used: North country trails.
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3
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