Portage, 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 ...
  • 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 Bank Trail (IN)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The northern portion of the East Bank Trail was one of the first rail-trails in Indiana, opening in 1988. The asphalt-surfaced trail stretches for about 0.5 mile through tree-lined South Bend neighborhoods to St. Joseph High School and the edge ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Grandville River Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Grand River Trail provides an important connection between Ottawa County and Kent Trails. With bridges over Rush and Buck creek and an underpass of 28th/Wilson street, this is the safest way to travel between Georgetown Township and Grand ...
  • Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail currently runs for more than 2 miles through Niles, Michigan, on the eastern bank of the St. Joseph River. The trail occupies a former New York Central Railroad corridor, abandoned by Conrail in 1980. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • LaSalle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When complete, the LaSalle Trail will travel an arrow-straight 3.5 miles between Roseland Town Park in Roseland and the Indiana–Michigan state line. Michigan is currently working on building a trail that stretches north from the border to the ...
  • 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 ...
  • MapleHeart Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The MapleHeart Trail travels nearly 5 miles from the city of Elkhart south to the outskirts of Goshen. The trail parallels County Road 45 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor through residential and commercial areas. Mid-trail, you'll ...
  • Millrace Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 2.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Millrace Trail meanders through wooded parkland on the west side of downtown Goshen, a walkable town itself with historical buildings and nice shops. The scenic trail follows the hydraulic canal between Shoup Parsons Woods and the north ...
  • Northside Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    South Bend’s Northside Trail closely follows the east bank of the St. Joseph River from Howard Park to the western edge of Mishawaka. Along the way, you’ll have access to Viewing Park and Veterans Memorial Park, offering pleasant places to rest ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Riverside Trail (IN)

    State: IN
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Riverside Trail winds along the west bank of the St. Joseph River for just over 3 miles in northern Indiana's South Bend. Several benches along the way allow you to take in the beautiful river views. The southern end of the trail begins ...
  • Shanklin-Mullet Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Shanklin-Mullet Trail, named for the two parks through which it runs, follows the Elkhart River through dense woodlands on the western side of Goshen. Mullet Park is a peaceful 15-acre open space, while the much larger Shanklin Park is a ...
  • Van Buren Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Head for Van Buren Trail State Park and take a walk (or ride) on the wild side. Wildlife abounds on this rural 14 miles between Hartford and South Haven. While you might see deer, rabbit, fox and eagles, this is an undeveloped trail that has ...
  • West Bank Walkway

    State: IN
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Although less than 1 mile long, the West Bank Walkway offers lovely views of the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. Midway, a converted railroad trestle over the waterway connects trail-goers to Howard Park, which offers restrooms, picnic ...
  • Wilden Avenue Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wilden Avenue Trail stretches for roughly 3 miles from the northern Goshen city limits to the community's downtown. In the north, the trail is a direct continuation of the MapleHeart Trail (and is occasionally referred to as part of that ...
  • Winona Interurban Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 3.14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The scenic Winona Interurban Trail lies in the southeastern corner of Goshen near the Indiana–Michigan border. The paved pathway is part of the larger Maple City Greenway network that links neighborhoods, parks, schools and businesses throughout ...
  • 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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