Jackson, 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Chelsea Community Hospital Fitness Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Commerce, Walled Lake and Wixom rail-trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • 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. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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).
  • Huron River Greenway Border-to-Border Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 13.6 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. These ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 63 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge in the eastern city of Maumee then jackknife ...
  • 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 Campus Bicycle Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • West River Trail (MI)

    State: MI
    Length: 4.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    The scenic West River Trail, part of the Border-to-Border Trail, provides an important connection between Hudson Mills Metropark and downtown Dexter (a suburb of Ann Arbor). The path is primarily paved as it follows the west bank of the Huron ...
  • 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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