Brighton, Michigan (MI) Trails & Maps

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  • Black Creek Nature Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Black Creek Nature Trail begins at the Davison Township Municipal Center and winds its way to the trail system in the City of Davison’s Jack Abernathy Regional Park. Travelers on the trail will enjoy the tree-lined, 1.6-mile route along ...
  • Border-to-Border Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 19.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

    The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of the off-road trail is open and sees heavy ...
  • Chelsea Community Wellness Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Woodchips

    The Chelsea Community Wellness Path weaves through a large campus home to many of Chelsea’s amenities. Although the total length of the trail is less than 2 miles, it is divided into three separate pathways offering their own unique experiences. The ...
  • Clinton River Park Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Clinton River Park Trail winds along the east bank of its namesake river in Sterling Heights, a northern suburb of Detroit. The paved trail runs through a tranquil, wooded area; keep a lookout for deer, turtles, and waterfowl. For the more adventurous, ...
  • 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 16-mile recreational trail on an abandoned rail line through the heart of Oakland County, including the cities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. The surrounding landscape includes ...
  • Dequindre Cut Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path just over a mile long in downtown Detroit. The trail has separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, and Woodbridge Street. The trail ...
  • Detroit RiverWalk

    State: MI
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Along its 3.5-mile route, the RiverWalk offers breathtaking views of the Detroit River and city skyline. Recreational opportunities abound as the trail links Milliken State Park and numerous plazas and pocket parks. The 31-acre state park offers ...
  • 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 ...
  • Flint River Trail (MI)

    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.
  • George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail winds along scenic Pine Run Creek in the City of Clio. From a hub downtown at Clio Park, the paved trail branches out through the city, providing access to a number of businesses, residences and amenities. The ...
  • Granger Meadows Park Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Granger Meadows Park Trail forms a loop around the 76-acre park in DeWitt Township, just north of Lansing. The park was built and donated by Granger III and Associates, a local trash and recycling company, in 2005. The loop trails runs ...
  • Grosse Ile Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grosse Ile Trail is a smooth, paved route running nearly the entire north–south length of Grosse Ile, which rests in the Detroit River between mainland Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The trail primarily parallels Meridian Road, with portions ...
  • Huron Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Huron Valley Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The pathway connects urban areas, neighborhoods and parks, including McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, James F. Atchison Memorial Park, Lyon ...
  • I-275 Metro Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 33.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The I-275 Metro Trail 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 ...
  • Island Lake Pathway

    State: MI
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to some, as it courses through hilly terrain. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kensington Metropark Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kensington Metropark Trail forms a paved loop around Kent Lake in western Oakland County. The scenic area, which features 4,481 acres of hilly terrain around the large lake, is one of the most popular parks in Michigan, and the trail accommodates ...
  • Kiwanis Trail (MI)

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Kiwanis Trail occupies an old railroad bed between Adrian and the southern edge of Tecumseh. The trail is currently the only open component of a much longer proposed regional greenway trail. In the future, the River Raisin Greenway will ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Linear Park Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Lapeer’s Linear Park Pathway courses through the city, connecting several parks with residences and businesses. A portion of the trail runs on a former railroad corridor; the same one now home to the Southern Links Trailway farther north. At ...
  • Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail closely follows the river for 4 miles through the town of Canton on the western outskirts of Detroit. The compacted crushed stone pathway includes eight wooden pedestrian bridges over the river that provide ...
  • M-5 Metro Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The M-5 Metro Trail runs for 2 miles between Commerce Township and the city of Novi in southeastern Michigan. The paved trail parallels the west side of its namesake roadway (also known as the Haggerty Connector) from 13 Mile Road to 15 Mile ...
  • Macomb Orchard Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 23.5 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. Beginning on its eastern ...
  • Metro Parkway Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Metro Parkway Trail—also known as the Freedom Trail—parallels the busy Metropolitan Parkway (16 Mile Road) through urban Macomb County. You'll find many street crossings throughout a mix of business and residential development; most are ...
  • Milford Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. In the north, the trail provides access to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Paint Creek Trail (MI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Paint Creek Trail, opened in 1983, is Michigan's oldest rail-trail. It has many charms: wildlife, historical sites, picnic tables and a lovely creek filled with jumping trout. To help keep tabs on your trip and connect with other area trails, ...
  • Polly Ann Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 34.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Polly Ann Trail is a 34-mile long, non-motorized trail extending north from suburban Detroit on a former Pontiac, Oxford & Northern Railroad corridor. The trail is managed separately by groups in Lapeer County and Oakland County, and the ...
  • Rouge River Gateway Greenway (Hines Park Trail)

    State: MI
    Length: 20.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    For most of its 20 miles, the Rouge River Gateway Greenway parallels Edward N. Hines Drive through several western suburbs of Detroit: Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn. It begins near the Dearborn campus of the ...
  • Saginaw County to Bay County Connection

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.2 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 ...
  • Southern Links Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Southern Links Trailway is a 10-mile rail-trail that connects the communities of Columbiaville, Otter Lake and Millington in central Michigan. While the trail is paved with smooth asphalt, an adjacent path is offered for equestrian users. Trail ...
  • Stony Creek Metropark Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Trolley Line Trail (MI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Trolley Line Trail, which opened in 2009, runs north from the City of Clio to the Saginaw County line at Willard Road in Vienna Township. It is so-named because it occupies a corridor that once saw service from an interurban railroad that ...
  • Wayne County Metroparks Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 16.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    You won’t find this trail’s name on the ground: the continuous stretch is actually made up of the scenic trails within Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Metropark and Lower Huron Metropark, as well as a connector between the latter two. The route directly ...
  • 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 ...
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