Cut River Pathway Hike Route Map

Cut River Pathway

Thousands of people a week pass over the Cut River by way of the locally famous Cut River bridge which towers nearly 200' above the river gorge. I myself had passed over this bridge dozens of times before I discovered there was a nice little path leading down into the gorge itself. The 1.5 mile path begins and ends on either side of the gorge and leads down to the Cut River, beneath the bridge, and out to the Lake Michigan shoreline. This day was a cold, breezy one along the shore but there were still signs of life, along with an impressively varied woodland...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  46.046754, -85.127244

Route Type:  Lollipop                         Difficulty:  EASY  (Petzoldt Rating:  2.00 )

Mileage Hiked: 1.5 miles                     Hike Duration:  1:00

Trailhead Temp: 26'F                         Trail Traffic:  5-10 people

Min. Elevation: 575'                             Max Elevation: 750' 

Total Vertical Gain:  250'                    Avg. Elevation Gain/Mile:  167'

Trails Used (blaze color): Cut River Pathway (unblazed?)