Located in the Pere Marquette State Forest, the Vasa Pathway features a series of loops (3K, 5K, 10K, 25K) that offer users a variety of challenges from easy to difficult. The Vasa Pathway is maintained and groomed for cross-country skiing by TART Trails under an agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Grand Traverse County. Cross-country skiers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers, and naturalists enjoy the Vasa Pathway. It is the home of the North American Vasa cross-country ski race, and the annual Iceman Cometh mountain bike race uses a portion of the trail.
Address for Vasa Pathway trailhead: 4450 Bartlett Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
Directions to the trailhead: US31 to Bunker Hill Rd, RIGHT on Bartlett, LEFT into trailhead parking area. The trail is marked with wayfinding signs.
- Dirt two-track, Hilly
Interactive Map + Directions
Elevation charts for the Vasa Pathway:
5K Loop: PDF for 5k Elevation
10k Loop: PDF for 10k Elevation
25k Loop: PDF for 25k Elevation