Route: Jordan River Pathway (MI)

Submitted by Andy Portinga on Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:08pm
Michigan, US
18.2 mi
Vertical Gain
2,000 ft

The Jordan River Pathway is an 18-mile loop in the Jordan River valley, in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.  The pathway winds through the Mackinaw State Forest.  Part of the loop is on the North Country Trail.  This is a scenic route of moderate difficulty.


On Friday, October 9, 2020, I'm going to try to run the fastest known time for the Jordan River Pathway.  Because no one has submitted an fkt for this route yet, I feel pretty good about my odds.  I'm going to drive up in the morning and plan to start about 8:30am.  I'll track my route on my Garmin and on the Strava app.  My plan is to run the route counterclockwise.  

Exciting Andy! Best of luck!! I'm happy to see another cool route in Michigan!

I'm going to postpone my fkt attempt on this route to Saturday.  I think the weather will be a little cooler.  I plan to start about 8:30am.

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Succeeded and got this FKT on July 10th, 2022. Had my brother's memorial the day before so recalled lots of good memories backpacking along nice river trails like these. I am nearly done with my college running career at Michigan Tech so I figured I would start the transition to longer stuff with the FKT closest to home.