Alpena to Hillman Trail (also known as the Paxon Spur) is an abandoned rail grade that is primarily used by snowmobiles in the winter, although all non-motorized users may use the trail.

The surface is dirt, cinder and ballast.

Gates make the trail look closed; feel free to walk or bike around gates.


Hillman, MI, 49746
Aplena, MI, 49707


Contact: (231) 348-8280

Length: 22 Miles

Level: 1

Type: Riding, Hiking, Biking, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing 

Terrain: Woods

Parking/Staging: The Hillman-Alpena Trail Parking is a paved parking-lot in Herron, MI. For directions to the parking area click on the Directions button under the map below.

Camping: None


Trail starts at N. Franklin St. and Ontario St. (Alpena) and ends at County Line Rd. and Progress St. (Hillman)

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