Jordan River Pathway

Jordan River Pathway

jordan riverThe Jordan River Pathway was established to provide a hiking and backpacking venue through the Jordan River Valley. You can take a short hike of about 3 miles on the Deadman's Hill loop which starts at the top of Deadman's Hill or, you can plan to take the whole two-day hike and spend the night at Pinney Bridge campground that is located at the end of the first day hike.

The entries to the Jordan River Pathway are all on country roads. The trail is not particularly strenuous but hiker's should plan for rest and water. No motors are allowed here and the pathway is not suitable for cross country skiing. Along the way you will pass through a number of different stands of trees, old logging sites, beaver floodings and more.

The Jordan River was designated as Michigan's first Natural Scenic river in 1972. As with many other areas, this region was ravaged by wild fire; here it was the great fire of 1909.