Battle Creek, Michigan (MI) Trails & Maps

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  • Albion River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.6 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • Buck Creek Trail (MI)

    State: MI
    Length: 2.5 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Fort Custer Recreation Area (Eagle Lake)

    State: MI
    Length: 58 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Fort Custer Recreation Area features 23 miles of mountain biking trails and 21 miles of bridle trails. All trails are open to hiking (and cross-country skiing in the winter). The park also rents 2 mini-cabins and 3 rustic cabins, with one rustic ...
  • Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual improvement of the trail, the former railroad corridor, ...
  • Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail is one component of a network of trails in mid-west Michigan that, when complete, will stretch 125 miles from Alma to Owosso. The trails are named after Fred Meijer, the grocery magnate and philanthropist ...
  • Fred Meijer Kenowa Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

    The Fred Meijer Kenowa Trail begins in the city of Wyoming in the southwest corner of Grand Rapids and travels nearly 10 miles west, primarily along existing roads, to Zeeland Township. Passing by one park and three schools, the trail currently ...
  • 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 Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail is the last trail of a dozen trails in western Michigan to be named after philanthropist and Rail-Trail Champion Fred Meijer. When complete, the trail will be an important connector between two long-distance ...
  • Granger Meadows Park Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Smooth paved trail around Granger Meadows Park.
  • Heritage Park

    State: MI
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    These trails are maintained in part by volunteers of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA).
  • Ionia Recreation Area (Sessions Lake)

    State: MI
    Length: 12.2 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 ...
  • Jackson Intercity Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3.4 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: 34.5 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: 16.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will run for 35 miles throughout Kalamazoo County. Currently, nearly 17 miles of the trail are complete in two disjointed segments. One segment runs roughly north-south between D Avenue in Cooper ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lansing River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 12.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 0.5 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 ...
  • Northern Tier Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Northern Tier Trail winds through East Lansing on the outskirts of Michigan's capital, offering miles of paved pathway through tree-lined areas and wetlands. The 10-foot-wide trail connects several community parks, recreational facilities, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Plaster Creek Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.7 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 17.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail covers more than 17 miles (with a short 1.5-mile section on rural roads) between the towns of Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. The railroad line between Goshen and Middlebury was a popular passenger route at the ...
  • 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 ...
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