Central Lake, Michigan (MI) Trails & Maps

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  • Betsie Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22.1 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: 2.5 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: 18.6 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 6.5 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leelanau Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 16.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 16-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 ...
  • 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 route ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 - 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 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, ...
  • Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail consists of 35 miles of mostly dirt and cinder trail, though the 7-mile section between Petoskey and Alanson is now paved with asphalt. The trail passes through many communities along the way, including Conway, ...
  • Platte Plains Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14.7 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.
  • 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: 0.8 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 ...
  • Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    West of Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail stretches just over 4 miles from Glen Arbor to Dune Climb on Lake Michigan's eastern shore. The trail is a beauty, traversing through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with its views ...
  • 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.
  • Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.5 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
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