Cadillac Pathway Trail - MDNR
The Cadillac Pathway, a favorite with the locals, also is a popular weekend destination for vacationers.
Lying about three miles east of the city limits, 11.3 miles of trail are laid out through rolling hardwood forest. The southern entry located near 13th Street features loops of 1, 2, 5, and 10.5 miles. Skiers, selecting this start point will encounter numerous hills. Some are gentle, while a couple are genuine white knucklers.
Easier skiing is accessible from the north end of the trail system starting from the parking lot off Seeley Road just past Boon Road. The 1, 2, and 4 mile loops on the north end are generally quite level. Extending your skiing to pick up loops of seven and ten miles will connect you to the southern more challenging terrain. A volunteer group grooms the trail weekly during the snow season creating a smooth packed single-track trail.
Once the snow leaves, mountain bikers,along with runners,and walkers take over the Pathway. The local cycling club has expanded the trail system through the development of a network of single track trails. Concerns about the steeper hills led, in 2010, to the creation of bypasses around the three steepest hills giving skiers and cyclists the option of avoiding the scarier descents.
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