Trails in Michigan

  • Addison Oaks Mountain Biking/Hiking Trails

    State: MI
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Sand

    Addison Oaks is a 1,141-acre park in northeast Oakland County with two lakes and spring fed ponds. There is an excellent trail system here with a wide variety of terrain and many wooded trails. For Mountain Biking, the difficulty level is easy …

  • Albion River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The pleasant little Albion River Trail runs along the south bank of the Kalamazoo River through the town of Albion. The trail runs between McClure Riverfront Park on the west end and Victory Park on the east end. The paved route links downtown …

  • Alpena Bi-Path

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Alpena’s Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, and in places winding, course. One …

  • Bald Mountain Recreation Area

    State: MI
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Bald Mountain State Recreation Area has eight miles of trails in the north unit and seven miles in the south unit. They are mostly single track trails with great markings for location; the trails are directional in the north unit. There are …

  • Bass River Recreation Area

    State: MI
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Bass River Recreation Area is an 1,100 acre site in central Ottawa County. There are two trail loops, one entirely on the south side of the road and one starting on the north side and ending on the south side. The south loop is very tight, requiring …

  • Battle Creek Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Battle Creek Linear Park Trail covers 22 miles of interconnected paved path in and around the city of Battle Creek, which is situated at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. A former railroad line is the spine of the …

  • Baw Beese Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    Named in honor of Chief Baw Beese of the Potawatomi, beautiful Baw Beese Lakes serves as the setting for this trail.

  • Bay City Loop (Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 17.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Bay City Loop (Riverwalk/Railtrail) shows community at its best, offering plenty of sights, sounds and activities along its route through Bay City and its parks, and through the residential and agricultural areas of Portsmouth, Hampton and …

  • Beaver Lodge Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.30 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    This trail is a 1 1/4 mile loop that begins at the parking lot of the beach/picnic area. Initial segments of trail served as a railroad grade for a logging camp in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Since that time the trail has gone back to …

  • Beaver Pete’s Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Beaver Pete’s Trail follows portions of an old railroad corridor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The trail is popular in winter with snowmobilers. For more information, contact the city of Iron Mountain (501 S Stephenson Ave. Iron Mountain, MI …

  • Bergland to Sidnaw Rail Trail (Trail 8 on snowmobile maps)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 43.50 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    There’s no need to hold your breath along this trail while teetering across steep land bridges or crossing the extensive bridges that tower over streams and rivers because the spectacular views will take your breath away. You will be rewarded …

  • Betsie Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22.10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Northern Michigan’s natural splendor is on display during a trip along the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail. Stretching north and west from Thompsonville to Frankfort, the crushed limestone and asphalt trail travels through Pere Marquette State Forest …

  • Big Bear Lake Nature Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.50 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    This trail features.5 Miles SW. of Vienna Via Principal Meridian Rd. & Little Bear Lake Rd. flat to rolling terrain good for hiking and camping.

  • Big M Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 18.60 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Sand

    The Big M Trail in Manistee National Forest is a cross-country ski trail and a mountain bike trail. There are actually four segments, each with varying levels of difficulty, from easiest to most difficult. The trail system winds through forests …

  • Bill Nicholls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 41.50 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    Both scenic and challenging, the Bill Nicholls Trail (a portion of designated Snowmobile Trail #3) covers 41.5 miles of sometimes steep, sometimes sandy and sometimes soaring terrain. The trail takes you over the west and east branches of the …

  • Black Creek Nature Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Black Creek Nature Trail begins at the Davison Township Municipal Center and joins the Abernathy Park Trail in the city of Davison. These two trails, which connect the township and city, are part of the area’s efforts to encourage a healthy, …

  • Boardman Lake Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Boardman Lake Trail connects Traverse City neighborhoods, businesses, two parks and the district’s library on a scenic route along the eastern shoreline of a large natural lake. One day, it’s hoped the trail will extend for 5 miles, completely …

  • Boyne City – Charlevoix Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface:

    From Top of Michigan Trails Council: This beautiful 14-mile trail currently exists only in the minds eye. Conceptual engineering is already well along on a route that will follow the Charlevoix-Boyne City Road right of way through Young State …

  • Bridge to Bay Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 37.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bridge to Bay Trail extends from the village of Lake Port on Lake Huron south to Algonac on the St. Clair River; however, only about 37.5 miles of the 54 planned miles are completed as of early 2012. The trail is being constructed in segments, …

  • Brighton Recreation Area

    State: MI
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Brighton Recreation Area consists of nearly 5,000 acres of rolling woods and meadows interspersed with lakes, streams and marshes. There are several campgrounds, beaches and hiking and mountain bike trails. The majority of the area is open …

  • Bruno’s Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.25 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Bruno’s Run Trail is a 9-mile loop in the Hiawatha National Forest. The trail is open for mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing. Because it’s not groomed in winter, only advanced cross-country skiiers should attempt the trail when snow is …

  • Buck Creek Trail (MI)

    State: MI
    Length: 2.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Following the north side of the creek, the Buck Creek Trail provides a pleasant route through the city’s neighborhoods and, with a new extension, connects the downtown area with a network of trails along the Grand River and up to Grand Rapids …

  • Cass City Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.40 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    This short trail through the village of Cass City begins at the Hills and Dales Hospital and follows a linear park to the Cass River, where the trail dead ends. The gravel and grass trail is suitable for walking and offers a covered seating …

  • Chassell-Houghton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The rail-trail between Chassell and Houghton roughly parallels US 41 on one side and the shore of Portage Lake on the other. This trail is open to snowmobiles in the winter and walkers/hikers and cyclists during the rest of the year. Users …

  • Chelsea Community Hospital Fitness Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

     

  • Clinton River Spillway Bike Path

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Clinton River Spillway Trail passes through a mostly wooded corridor above and parallel to the spillway between Velger Boat Harbor on Lake St. Clair and Shady Side Park in Mt. Clemens. At the east end, the trail follows the north bank; at …

  • Clinton River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Clinton River Trail is a recreational trail on 12 miles of abandoned rail line through the heart of Oakland County, including the cities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. It connects with the existing …

  • Coalwood Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26.40 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Coalwood Trail runs east–west for 26.4 miles between the Cusino State Wildlife Research Area and the town of Chatham. The trail traverses wooded and open terrain in parts of the Hiawatha National Forest. Just east of where the trail …

  • Commerce, Walled Lake and Wixom rail-trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5.30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • Conner Creek Greenway

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This multi-use trail will eventually run from the Detroit River to Eight Mile Road roughly following the original route of the Conner Creek. The primary completed section runs from the Detroit City Airport to Harper Avenue along the west side …

  • Dequindre Cut Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path running through urban Detroit and connecting the riverfront at Atwater Street with Eastern Market and neighborhoods in between. The city hopes to extend the trail north from Gratiot Avenue to Mack Avenue. The …

  • East West Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This is a nice short trail that follows an electric tower easement. It runs along a creek for a while and has some nice bridges at the crossings. It is mostly behind houses and runs through a couple of neighborhoods and schools.

  • Escanaba to Hermansville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Found on Google Earth so guessing on surface and activities. Google shows both names for the trail. The west end of the trail starts in Hermanville, MI and generally heads east to outskirts of Escanaba, MI near M3 and 16.6 LN

  • Falling Waters Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.41 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.5-mile asphalt rail-trail that links the town of Concord with the city of Jackson. The trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad, and connects Cascades, Ella Sharp, Lime Lake and …

  • Felch Grade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 38 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    For two-thirds of its length, this trail parallels M-69–right along the highway, in fact. From the road it might not look like anything special. But from the trail, your awareness of the lightly-traveled road is masked by the vegetation that …

  • Firemans Park Trail (Litchfield)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface:

    About a quarter of Litchfield’s Firemans Park Trail, or approximately one-half mile, lies on an abandoned rail line. At one point, the trail passes through Fireman’s Park, which has primitive restrooms, playground equipment, and fishing piers. …

  • Flint River Trail (Michigan)

    State: MI
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Flint River Trail begins near downtown at the University of Michigan-Flint campus and heads north along both sides of the Flint River to Bluebell Beach on the reservoir. Another segment takes you to Stepping Stones Falls. From there, you …

  • Flint Township Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface:

    This 3 mile trail will eventually connect to Flint to the East and to Swartz Creek to the West.

  • Fort Custer Recreation Area (Eagle Lake)

    State: MI
    Length: 58 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Fort Custer Recreation Area features 22 miles of hiking trails, 20 miles of mountain bike trails and 16 miles of bridle trails. Trails are open for cross-country skiing in the winter. The park also rents 2 mini cabins and 3 rustic cabins, with …

  • Frank N. Anderson Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Bay City State Recreation Area overlooks more than 4,000 feet of Saginaw Bay. Tobico Marsh is known nationally for its wetland birds and wildlife. The park also has a modern, all-season campground with large grassy sites in a stand of mature …

  • Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.80 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail is situated between two natural treasures: Lake Michigan to the west and the Manistee National Forest to the east. The pathway, built on an inactive section of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad, provides …

  • Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Woodchips

    The Fred Meijer Flat River Trail connects two mountain bike trails and five city parks in Greenville. The trail follows the winding Flat River, offering scenic views and incorporating forest and wetlands. Trail users can access parks, Community …

  • Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 41 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Gravel

    The story of the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is one of generosity, dedication and can-do attitudes. Fred and Lena Meijer helped purchase the abandoned corridor in 1994, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy held it for safekeeping and a very active …

  • Fred Meijer M-6 Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fred Meijer M-6 Trail runs for 9 miles paralleling Michigan Highway 6/Paul B. Henry Expressway south of Grand Rapids (a.k.a. the M-6). As such, it’s not the most quiet of trails, but it still offers a great alternative to driving. The paved …

  • Fred Meijer Millennium Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Millennium Park provides paved, all-purpose trails along the Grand River for cycling, walking, running and in-line skating. Public access is available. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the all-purpose trails. All-Purpose Trails Rules & Regulations …

  • Freda Trail (Trail 121 on snowmobile maps)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 11.20 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Freda Trail loop connects with the Bill Nichols trail just north of Toivola and offers riders a fun-filled trek to view Lake Superior and join back up with the trail near South Range. Also from this trail riders can choose the Chassell Trail …

  • Gay – Mohawk Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Gay–Mohawk Trail runs between the two small towns of the same name in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. It is largely a snowmobile trail. For more information and maps, contact Keweenaw Trails Services.

  • Grand Haven Waterfront Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Grand Haven’s Waterfront Trail is scenic route from the shore of Lake Michigan inland along the Grand River a short ways. You’ll find shops and eateries, as well as plenty of boats, on the Grand River, as well as nice places to sit and enjoy …

  • Grand Marais Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 41.70 miles
    Surface: Sand

    For more information on the Grand Marais Trail, between Shingleton and Grand Marais, contact the Michigan DNR. This trail is popular with snowmobilers.

  • Grand River Edges (Grand Rapids Bridge)

    State: MI
    Length: 5.40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grand River Edges Trail runs in loops on the east and west banks of the Grand River near downtown Grand Rapids. At the south end, the trail crosses back and forth over the river via pedestrian bridges, linking many city attractions, including …

  • Grandville River Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Grand River Trail provides an important connection between Ottawa County and Kent Trails. With bridges over Rush and Buck creek and an underpass of 28th/Wilson street, this is the safest way to travel between Georgetown Township and Grand …

  • Granger Meadows Park Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Smooth paved trail around Granger Meadows Park.

  • Grass River Natural Area Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Woodchips

    The Grass River Natural Area has a system of six trails through wetlands and woodland, a beautiful retreat south of Lake Bellaire in northern Michigan. Some of the trails are pedestrian only, and the surfaces are a mix of dirt, wood chips and …

  • Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

    State: MI
    Length: 6.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Downriver Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles. …

  • Hancock-Calumet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 13.40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    Take a trip through the heart of “Copper Country” on the Hancock/Calumet Trail. When more than three-quarters of the nation’s copper came from this region of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Mineral Range Railroad cars hauled hard-rock copper along this …

  • Harbor Beach Bike-Pedestrian Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harbor Beach Bike-Pedestrian Path links the North Park Campground with the bathing beach by the pier at the end of Trescott Street. It also provides access to the marina.

  • Harger Line Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The trail is 10 miles long and you will encounter views of farmland, wood lots and some water courses. If you travel the entire trail, you will cross five bridges over creeks or drains, cross eight county or state roadways with the two major …

  • Hart-Montague Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22.70 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Hart-Montague Trail State Park is one of Michigan’s great rural rail-trails. The trail is located in Oceana County, the “asparagus capital of the world,” and the town of Hart hosts an annual asparagus festival complete with a parade, …

  • Hartwick Pines State Park Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Hartwick Pines State Park has 20 miles of multi-use trails. All trails are open to hiking and cross-country skiing; some permit mountain biking (15.5 miles’ worth). Hunting (seasonal) is also allowed in parts of the park, and signs indicate …

  • Haywire Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 33 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Sand

    The multi-use Haywire Trail is primarily used by ORVs in summer and snowmobiles in winter. The trail is also open to mountain biking, hiking and horse riding. It traverses soggy ground, so be prepared to get wet in places. The trail runs from …

  • Heritage Park

    State: MI
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    These trails are maintained in part by volunteers of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA).

  • Highland Recreation Area (Teeple Lake)

    State: MI
    Length: 16.20 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Highland State Recreation Area offers facilities for horseback riding, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Anglers can enjoy catching bluegill, pike, bass and crappie, and swimmers will enjoy the beach at Teeple Lake. The 546-acre Haven …

  • Hillman to Alpena Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    The scenic Hillman to Alpena Trial has several bridge crossings and its gravel surface is great for mountain biking or hiking during summer and snowmobiling during winter. You will encounter some gates, to keep out ORVs, but you can easily get …

  • Holly Recreation Area (McGinnis Lake, Wildwood)

    State: MI
    Length: 23 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Holly Recreation Area’s rolling hills provide scenic lake overlooks and excellent fall color viewing. Campsites vary from heavily wooded to open and sunny. In terms of mountain biking, Holly Recreation Area’s trail system consists of three loops: …

  • Houghton Waterfront Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Houghton’s Waterfront Trail links a few of the town’s small waterfront parks along an inlet of Portage Lake. In addition to parks, you’ll find access to beaches, fishing and the village of Houghton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

  • Huron Forest Snowmobile Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 95 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Huron National Forest has several miles’ worth of snowmobile, hiking, and mountain biking trails throughout the area. For more details, contact the Huron National Forest.

  • Huron River Greenway Border-to-Border Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 13.60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Huron River Greenway (a.k.a. the Border-to-Border Trail) stretches from the Barton Nature Area north of Ann Arbor south toward town, mostly following the course of the Huron River. The trail crossed the river several times on its way to …

  • Huron Sunrise Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a 270-acre forest preserve (which also has …

  • Huron Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Huron Valley Rail-Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The trail forms a Y, extending from South Lyon north to I-96 where the trail branches both east and west. To the east, the trail is flat and …

  • I-275 Metro Bikeway

    State: MI
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The I-275 Metro Bikeway began back in the 1970s as the Michigan Department of Transportation’s response to the then-fuel crisis. The original trail linked Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties along a 40-mile paved route that ran parallel to Interstate …

  • Ionia Recreation Area (Sessions Lake)

    State: MI
    Length: 12.20 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Ionia Recreation Area has rolling hills, open meadows, forested ridges, a deep lake nestled in the hills and a river winding through woods and fields. In terms of mountain biking, the trail consists of 3 loops: 2 green loops, and a brown loop. …

  • Iron Range Trails – Beechwood to Gibbs City

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 48 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Beechwood to Gibbs City section of the Iron Range Trail system is primarily used by snowmobiles and ATVs. The trail follows an old railroad corridor through the bogs, lakes and forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, between the areas known …

  • Iron Range Trails – Crystal Falls to Iron River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Crystal Falls to Iron River section of the Iron Range Trail system is primarily used by snowmobiles and ATVs. The trail follows an old railroad corridor through the bogs, lakes and forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, between the towns …

  • Iron Range Trails – Crystal Falls to Stager Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Crystal Falls to Stager section of the Iron Range Trail system is primarily used by snowmobiles and ATVs. The trail follows an old railroad corridor through the bogs, lakes and forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, between the town of Crystal …

  • Irons Area Tourist Association Snowmobile Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Irons Area Tourist Association maintains 60 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiles and ATVs in the Manistee National Forest. For more information, contact the tourist association or the national forest.

  • Island Lake State Park

    State: MI
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Island Lake Recreation Area offers an “up north” experience without leaving southeast Michigan. Beaches, cabins, trails, fishing areas and hunting grounds are a few of the year-round attractions. The park also has an organization camp. A canoe …

  • Jackson Intercity Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3.40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized way for area residents to commute to …

  • Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 34.50 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The nine towns that once stood between Kalamazoo and South Haven were connected by train traffic from 1870 to 1970. Some of those towns have faded into the past, but the old railroad corridor linking Kalamazoo and South Haven still hums with …

  • Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will run for 35 miles throughout the county. As of early 2012, 14 miles of the trail are complete in two disjointed segments. One segment runs between D Avenue in Cooper and Sutherland Park in …

  • Kent Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stitched through the fabric of the state’s second largest metropolitan area, the Kent Trails system weaves together a resource that is both scenic and valuable. Resulting from the collaborative effort of six governmental entities, this system …

  • Keweenaw Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 58 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

  • Kiwanis Trail (River Raisin Greenway Project)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    The beginning of the River Raisin Greenway already exists on the old railroad bed starting at Trestle Park in Adrian and ending at Occidental Highway near Tecumseh. Known as the Kiwanis Trail, the seven mile stretch has an asphalt surface paid …

  • L’Anse to Big Bay Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 54 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The L’Anse to Big Bay Trail is a popular snowmobile trail in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The trail runs between the town of L’Anse and Big Bay, along the shore of Lake Superior through Sawyer Lake County Park. The trail traverses woodland, bog …

  • Lakelands Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

    Stretching 26 miles through central Michigan, the Lakelands Trail State Park rail-trail has two personalities: rural and suburban. Twenty miles of soft limestone surface from Stockbridge to Pinckney offer a pastoral backdrop, and 6 miles of …

  • Lakeshore Connector Path (Grand Haven to Holland)

    State: MI
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lakeshore Connector Path runs along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, between Grand Haven and Holland, a distance of nearly 20 miles. The paved path parallels Lakeshore Drive and offers access to beachfront parks along the way, including …

  • Lakeside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 29.20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lakeside Trail includes a loop of nearly 30 miles of paved paths through the villages of Fruitport, Ferrysburg and Spring Lake. The main loop circles Spring Lake (the lake) and encompasses spur trails through the towns of Spring Lake and …

  • Lansing River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lansing River Trail courses along scenic riverbanks and through parks for 13. The trail follows the Red Cedar River from Hagadom Road on the MSU campus border west to its junction with the Grand River and then follows the Grand River north …

  • Leelanau Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 15.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 15-mile Leelanau Trail presents two distinct adventures along the former Leelanau Scenic Railroad line. Farm fields are followed by lush woods, and smooth cruising finishes off country rambling as the trail stretches south from Suttons Bay …

  • Linear Trail Park

    State: MI
    Length: 16.90 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Linear Trail Park trail winds its way through the town of Grand Haven paralleling several of the town’s main thoroughfares. It connects on the west side at two points to the Lake Shore Connector Path.

  • Little Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.50 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    The Little Falls Trail is located on the southern end of Bond Falls Flowage in the Watersmeet Ranger District of the Ottawa National Forest. Contact the national forest for more information.

  • Little Lake to Chatham Snowmobile Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

    The Little Lake to Chatham Snowmobile Trail in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula traverses a remote area of bog and woodland. For more information, contact Snowmobile Chatham and UP snowmobile trails.

  • Little Traverse Wheelway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway provides exciting changes of scenery—including many views over sparkling Lake Michigan—as it winds from Charlevoix to the northern outskirts of Petoskey and eventually to Harbor Springs. Most of the …

  • Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

    State: MI
    Length: 8.30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and cultural treasures. With more than 80% …

  • Macomb Orchard Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 23.50 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Named for the rich assortment of fruit trees in southeast Michigan, this trail cuts a 23.5-mile arch across the northern portion of Macomb County. Regardless of where you begin, the entire route is relatively flat. Running east to west, the …

  • Main Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 0.50 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

    The Main Trail runs for just 0.5 mile along an east–west corridor through the Whitehouse Nature Center. The trail links a series of loop trails through the nature center and begins at the visitor center off Farley Road. The 135-acre Whitehouse …

  • Marquette Multi-Use Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    Marquette’s Multi-Use Path includes more than 19 miles of asphalt trails that circle the city, from Presque Ile Park in the north to the town of Harvey in the south. The trail provides access to neighborhoods, shopping and business districts, …

  • Maybury State Park

    State: MI
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Maybury State Park can be explored on foot, bicycle, horseback or cross-country skis. Maybury’s “working farm” is open all year for visitors to explore life on an early 1900s family farm. In terms of mountain biking, half of the trail is fast …

  • Metro Parkway Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.70 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Metro Parkway Trail parallels the busy Metropolitan Parkway (a.k.a. 16 Mile Road) through urban Macomb County. You’ll find many street crossings throughout a mix of business and residential development; most are at grade and have traffic …

  • Michigan Shore to Shore Riding-Hiking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 220 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Sand

    The Michigan Shore to Shore Riding & Hiking Trails stretches east–west across the state between Empire and Oscado. A south spur takes off from eastern Grand Tranverse County and heads toward Cadillac. A north spur takes off from wester Oscoda …

  • Midland-Mackinac Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 210 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Midland to Mackinac Trail, an ancient 210-mile Indian footpath, has been restored by members of the Boy Scouts’ Auburn-based Lake Huron Area Council No. 265 and other volunteers. A trail reopening and dedication were held in the Spring of …

  • Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Muskegon’s Lakeshore Trail provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, while also passing among beautiful sand dunes, lively parks and the city of Muskegon itself. Small sections of the trail follow designated on-road bike lanes …

  • Musketawa Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 25-mile Musketawa Trail provides a patchwork of scenery from Muskegon to Marne, neatly divided by its four trailheads. From west to east the trailheads are in Muskegon at Broadway and in Ravenna, Conklin and Marne. Grand Rapids is only 4 …

  • Nahma Grade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Nahma Grade Trail is popular with snowmobilers; it’s groomed in winter and links to other area snowmobile trails. The trail passes through a corridor of pine woods, open space and lowland sand flats. Much of the trail follows an abandoned …

  • Nordhouse Dunes Trail System

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area provides a unique opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located along Lake Michigan, this area encompasses 3,450 acres. Most dunes are 3,500 to 4,000 years old and some are as high …

  • North Central State Trail (formerly Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail-Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 62 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 62-mile North Central State Trail (formerly the Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail-Trail) offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan’s north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone …

  • North Country National Scenic Trail – Baldwin

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.50 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Threading its way across our landscape, the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) links outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural areas in seven of our northern States–New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, …

  • North Country National Scenic Trail – Manistee Ranger Dist.

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 43 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Threading its way across our landscape, the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) links outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural areas in seven of our northern States–New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, …

  • North Country National Scenic Trail – White Cloud

    State: MI
    Length: 0.30 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Threading its way across our landscape, the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) links outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural areas in seven of our northern States–New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, …

  • North Eastern State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 71 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The North Eastern State Trail is the longest in the Top of Michigan Trails Council system: 71 miles. The trail is also known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Trail and formerly as the Cheboygan-Hawks Rail Trail. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, …

  • Novi Tree Farm

    State: MI
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Set on a 500-acre parcel bought by the City of Novi, this seven mile (plus ski trails) system combines dense hardwoods, an abandoned apple orchard, open meadows, and an old tree nursery. An existing system of hike/ski trails has been supplemented …

  • Olsen Park (Ann Arbor City Loop)

    State: MI
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

    The trails include some hardpack surface, some sand traps and wet areas (the part that goes around a pond) and, as it’s a former gravel pit, there’s some bluffs with a good climb, some log jumping, and several stretches of tight switchbacks. …

  • Paint Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.90 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    It is Michigan’s oldest rail-trail, but the charms of the Paint Creek Trail add up to more than its 1974 birth date. This trail has wildlife, historical sites, picnic tables and a lovely creek filled with jumping trout. To help keep tabs on …

  • Paul Henry Thornapple Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 42 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    When complete, the Paul Henry – Thornapple Trail will be a 42-mile, multi-use recreation trail, extending from Grand Rapids to Vermontville; it eventually may be extended to Jackson. The trail is being constructed on or near a former railroad …

  • Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 87.30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

    If a trip on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail leaves you in love with this route, you are not alone. The Pere Marquette is one of the most heavily used trails in Michigan (the section between Midland and Clare), according to a 2002 Michigan State …

  • Peshekee to Clowry Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.10 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

    The Peshekee to Clowry Rail-Trail is straight and flat, following an old railroad grade that parallels Ida Road north of the town of Champion. The trail crosses the Escanaba River in several places as it traverses a terrain of mixed forest and …

  • Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 38 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    This trail consists of 35 miles of mostly dirt and cinder trail that passes through Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Alanson, Brutus, Pellston, Van, Levering, and Carp Lake to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Trailhead in Mackinaw …

  • Pinckney Recreation Area (Bruin Lake)

    State: MI
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    A paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts, this 11,000-acre park is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails are open to mountain …

  • Plaster Creek Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.70 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Plaster Creek Trail provides a non-motorized way to access Grand Rapids neighborhoods via a pleasant, tree-lined route. The path meanders along a tributary of the Grand River from Ken-O-Sha Park to just past the Salvation Army Kroc Center …

  • Platte Plains Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14.70 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Sand

    The trail is maintained by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and has several overlooks of Lake Michigan. It is an extensive trail system through diverse habitat.

  • Polly Ann Trail – Lapeer County

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Polly Ann Trail corridor in Lapeer County, from Bordman Road to Kings Mill, is owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and may be used by anyone abiding by the rules of the corridor. The rules are that no motorized vehicles …

  • Polly Ann Trail – Oakland County

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14.20 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass, Gravel

    The Polly Ann Trail is a 14.2 mile long, non-motorized trail located in Oakland County Michigan in suburban Detroit. The trail connects the communities of Orion Township, Oxford Township, the Village of Oxford, Addison Township, and the Village …

  • Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (Hidden Ridge Stable, Orchard Hills)

    State: MI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Glacial action has left the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area with many ponds, marshes, fields and rolling hills covered with heavily forested areas. The park has miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails (including horse rental), …

  • Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Portage Bikeway trail system is a 17.5-mile network of multi-use trails throughout the city of Portage, south of Kalamazoo. The 4-mile segment through Portage Creek Bicentennial Park is cleared of snow in winter, as is a segment of the Portage …

  • Portland Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Portland, Michigan, is known as the City of Two Rivers, and the 8-mile Portland Riverwalk could well be called the Trail of Two Rivers. The paved rail-trail serves as a spine for a series of connecting trails, loops and city paths that circle …

  • Republic/Champion Grade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 7.50 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Over its 7.5 mile course, the trail crosses 11 small bridges, skirts a couple of lakes and ponds, passes by bogs and beaver huts, and flows by and across creeks and rivers. Stop and enjoy the open water with grasses, cattails, and water lilies. …

  • Rifle River Recreation Area trails

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Rifle River Recreation Area features 10 inland lakes and ponds for fishing, canoeing and swimming. The park is excellent for bird and wildlife viewing, especially along the 14 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Most of the park is open …

  • Rogers City Spur Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.70 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    From Top of Michigan Trails Council: The Rogers City Spur will eventually connect the Huron Sunrise Trail on Rogers Citys east side near the Michigan Limestone Operations Mine to the Alpena to Mackinac Trail near Posen. When finally finished …

  • Saginaw County to Bay County Connection

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.20 miles
    Surface:

    This 6.2 mile corridor will connect the Zilwaukee Pathway to the Saginaw Riverwalk. This will help close a crucial gap in the larger Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail which has been dreamed about for years. Once fully constructed the Regional Trail …

  • Saginaw Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Saginaw Valley Rail-Trail is a perfect summer escape, since the foliage-drenched corridor offers respite from the sun. This 9.2-mile trail edges Saginaw’s southern boundary before it heads south to St. Charles. Equestrians follow a parallel …

  • Shingle Mill Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at Pigeon Bridge Campground on Sturgeon Valley …

  • Skegemog Lake Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 0.80 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Woodchips

    Trail goes from parking lot on rapid City Road to over look of Skegemog Lake. About 1/2 mile is along the old C&O grade. Most of therest of the trail is over board walks in a cedar swamp. A few miles of the grade are open to use but are not …

  • Soo Strong Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Sand

    The Soo Strongs Trail runs for 32 miles, mostly following part of an abandoned rail corridor of the old Soo Line, between Sault Ste. Marie and the small community of Eckerman. There’s a gap in the trail between Beaune Road at W. Irish Line Road …

  • Southern Links Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    For more information visit the Southern Links Trailways Web Site The Southern Links Trailway is a newly open 10.2 mile trail that connects the communities of Columbiaville, Otter Lake, and Millington. This non-motorized trailway is paved with …

  • Southwest Detroit Greenway

    State: MI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When completed, the Southwest Detroit Greenway will provide a continuous link from the historic Fort Street Bascule Bridge through the vibrant multi-ethnic business district of West Vernor to connect with Detroit’s West RiverWalk. Portions of …

  • Spring Brook Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and crosses several footbridges.

  • St. Ignace to Trout Lake

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail is located almost entirely within the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The follows an abandoned rail corridor from the town of St. Ignace north to the community of Trout Lake. The trail …

  • State Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 107.10 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    This rugged trail is Michigan’s longest and reddest (iron in the soil) rail-trail. There are over 50 bridges on the trail, often with incredible vistas over rivers. Eagle and osprey sightings are possible, particularly between Iron River and …

  • Stony Creek Metropark

    State: MI
    Length: 6.20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    With 4,461 acres of prime recreational lands, this top-rated park’s scenic, hilly terrain surrounds beautiful 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. Park features include a nature center, a hike-bike trail, beaches, boat launch facilities, a disc golf course …

  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22.50 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Tahquamenon Falls State Park has a series of six trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, covering more than 22 miles. Some of the trails are loops, while others join the loops. The scenic trails wind through thick woodland and pass by some …

  • Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART) is packed with urban excitement as it winds 11 miles through the infrastructure of Traverse City. The rail-trail cuts a west-to-east path from Carter Road to State Route 22 (M-22), where it connects …

  • Tyoga Historical Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.40 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    The Tyoga Historical Pathway is a remote, 1.4-mile loop trail deep in the woods of northern Michigan. From State Route 28 (M-28), the trail is about 2 miles north on North Point Road (Laughing Whitefish Rd.); follow the signs on M-28 to the …

  • Van Buren Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Head for Van Buren Trail State Park and take a walk (or ride) on the wild side. Wildlife abounds on this rural 14 miles between Hartford and South Haven. While you might see deer, rabbit, fox and eagles, this is an undeveloped trail that has …

  • Vasa Pathway

    State: MI
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    Managed under agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Grand Traverse County, and TART Trails, the Vasa Pathway is located amid the pristine beauty of the Pere Marquette State Forest. The Pathway, utilized by cross country …

  • Wadhams to Avoca Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Wadhams to Avoca Trail in southeast Michigan provides a snapshot of scenic rural lands. The trail’s name reflects its initial endpoints, although the trail now extends from Avoca 12 miles southeast to the outskirts of Port Huron. This former …

  • Watersmeet to Land O’Lakes Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.80 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Watersmeet to Land O’Lakes Trail follows a former railroad corridor between the towns of Watersmeet, in the north, and Land O’Lakes, in the south. The trail is used by snowmobiles and ATVs, as well as mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers. …

  • Wellston Area Tourist Association Snowmobile Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 64 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Wellston Area Tourist Association maintains about 64 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling in the Manistee–Huron National Forest. For more information and maps, contact the Tourist Association.

  • West Bloomfield Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.85 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Bookended by an established nature preserve and a community park, with plans to connect it to more rail-trail miles, the West Bloomfield Trail measures up to much more than its nearly 7-mile length. The southwest endpoint is at Haggerty Road …

  • West Campus Bicycle Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • White Lake Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3.20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The White Lake Pathway provides an important connection between two neighboring towns that face each other across the beautiful White Lake. The trail traces a former railroad bed for just over 3 miles, offering picturesque views of the water …

  • White Pine Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 92.10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The White Pine Trail is Michigan’s longest rail-trail, following the former Grand Rapids and Indiana rail bed for 93.5 miles through five counties. This massive trail showcases a variety of landscapes, from swamps to forests to open farmland, …

  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area

    State: MI
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Sand

    In southwestern Michigan, 30 miles from Grand Rapids, you’ll find 13 miles of trail for mountain biking; parts of the hilly, wooded route are shared with hikers. If you take the first shortcut for a 5 mile ride you will avoid most of the most …