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: 19.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Battle Creek Linear Park Trail covers about 20 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 ...
  • Baw Beese Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Baw Beese Trail, named in honor of a former chief of the local Potawatomi population, connects the Michigan communities of Hillsdale and Jonesville. The paved trail is a model of efficient land use, as portions of it use a former railroad ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Litchfield Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Litchfield Nature Trail meanders through scenic property owned by the City of Litchfield, in some places adjacent to the St. Joseph (St. Joe) River. At one point, the trail passes through Firemen's Park, which has primitive restrooms, playground ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Riverbend Preserve Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The new Riverbend Preserve in southern Washtenaw County features 58 acres of wetlands on both sides of the Raisin River. The area is a common resting place for migratory birds on their trek across the country, and two trails (one with a river ...
  • 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 ...
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