Bike Trails in Michigan

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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 ...
  • Alpena Bi-Path

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder

    Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, and in places winding, course. One ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 17.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

    The Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System shows community at its best, offering plenty of sights, sounds and activities along its route through Bay City and its parks, and through the residential and agricultural areas of Portsmouth, Hampton ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Boardman Lake Trail

    Rail-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 ...
  • Bridge to Bay Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 37.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bridge to Bay Trail extends from the village of Lake Port on Lake Huron south to Algonac on the St. Clair River; however, only about 37.5 miles of the 54 planned miles are completed as of early 2012. The trail is being constructed in segments, ...
  • 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 Grandville's neighborhoods and, with a newer extension, connects the downtown area with a network of trails along the Grand River and up to Grand Rapids ...
  • Butterworth Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Butterworth Trail connects several neighborhoods in Grand Rapids on both sides of the Grand River. The majority of the paved trail loops through a large swath of land formerly home to the Butterworth Landfill and now reclaimed as open space. ...
  • Chassell-Houghton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The rail-trail between Chassell and Houghton roughly parallels US 41 on one side and the shore of Portage Lake on the other. This trail is open to snowmobiles in the winter and walkers/hikers and cyclists during the rest of the year. Users ...
  • Chippewa Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chippewa Trail offers a paved 4-mile route from Midland to the Chippewa Nature Center, part of a beautiful 1,200-acre preserve, where you'll find a wildlife viewing area, river overlook and nature-themed programming for kids. From 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 ...
  • East West Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East West Trail follows an electric utility corridor for more than 2 arrow-straight miles through Kentwood, Michigan. The trail runs along a creek for a short distance and features some short bridges at the crossings. It passes close to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail is situated between two natural treasures: Lake Michigan to the west and the Manistee National Forest to the east. The pathway, built on an inactive section of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad, provides ...
  • Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fred Meijer Flat River Trail connects 2 mountain bike trails and 5 city parks in Greenville. The trail follows the winding Flat River, offering scenic views and incorporating forest and wetlands. Trail users can access parks, Community Center ...
  • Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail is one component of a network of trails in mid-west Michigan that, when complete, will stretch 125 miles from Alma to Owosso. The trails are named after Fred Meijer, the grocery magnate and philanthropist ...
  • Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 41 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The story of the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is one of generosity, dedication and can-do attitudes. Fred and Lena Meijer helped purchase the abandoned corridor in 1994, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy held it for safekeeping and a very active ...
  • Fred Meijer Kenowa Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

    The Fred Meijer Kenowa Trail begins in the rural community of Jamestown southwest 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 Millennium Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

    The Fred Meijer Millennium Trail courses through the 1,500-acre Millennium Park in Walker, a community southwest of Grand Rapids. The trail network has both paved and crushed stone trails, allowing for a variety of experiences through rolling ...
  • Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5.4 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 ...
  • Fred Meijer Standale Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Fred Meijer Standale Trail—one of several trails in western Michigan named for the grocery magnate and philanthropist who donated generously to their development—connects retail, civic and residential centers in Walker with Millennium Park ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grand Haven Waterfront Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Grand Haven's Waterfront Trail is scenic route from the shore of Lake Michigan inland along the Grand River a short ways. You'll find shops and eateries, as well as plenty of boats, on the Grand River, as well as nice places to sit and enjoy ...
  • Grand River Edges Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grand River Edges Trail runs in loops on the east and west banks of the Grand River near downtown Grand Rapids. At the south end, the trail crosses back and forth over the river via pedestrian bridges (including a converted railroad trestle), ...
  • Grand River Pathway

    State: MI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grand River Pathway provides an important connection between Jenison in Ottawa County and the extensive Kent Trails system in Kent County. With bridges over Rush Creek and Buck Creek and an underpass at 28th Street/Wilson Street, the trail ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hancock-Calumet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 13.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    Take a trip through the heart of "Copper Country" on the Hancock/Calumet Trail. When more than three-quarters of the nation's copper came from this region of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Mineral Range Railroad cars hauled hard-rock copper along this ...
  • Harbor Beach Bike-Pedestrian Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harbor Beach Bike-Pedestrian Path links the North Park Campground with the bathing beach by the pier at the end of Trescott Street. It also provides access to the marina.
  • Harger Line Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harger Line Rail-Trail runs for an arrow-straight 10 miles through farmland in rural Saginaw County. The trail opened in 2008, two years after the underlying Harger Line Railway corridor was acquired by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The ...
  • Hart-Montague Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Hart-Montague Trail State Park is one of Michigan's great rural rail-trails. The trail is located in Oceana County, the "asparagus capital of the world," and the town of Hart hosts an annual asparagus festival complete with a parade, ...
  • Houghton Waterfront Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Houghton's Waterfront Trail links a few of the town's small waterfront parks along an inlet of Portage Lake. In addition to parks, you'll find access to beaches, fishing and the village of Houghton in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  • 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 Sunrise Trail

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

    The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a 270-acre forest preserve (which also has ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Interurban Trail (Allegan County)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Allegan County’s Interurban Trail runs north-south through the City of Wayland. The trail follows a former interurban railroad corridor through the heart of the community between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Trains between the two cities ceased ...
  • Interurban Trail (Kent County)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The City of Wyoming’s Interurban Trail follows a former interurban railroad corridor through the heart of the community just south of Grand Rapids. Trains between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo ceased running on the line in 1929, but the corridor ...
  • Iron Ore Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 47 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Iron Ore Heritage Trail traverses 47 miles across the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. The trail shares and celebrates the area’s rich mining history with interpretive signage, artwork and connections to museums ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kent Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 18.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stitched through the fabric of Michigan’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, the trail provides ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lakeshore Connector Path

    State: MI
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lakeshore Connector Path runs along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, between Grand Haven and Holland, a distance of nearly 20 miles. The paved path parallels Lakeshore Drive and offers access to beachfront parks along the way, including ...
  • Lakeside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 25.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lakeside Trail system offers more than 25 miles of paved paths through the villages of Fruitport, Ferrysburg, and Spring Lake. Its main loop circles Spring Lake (the lake) and encompasses spur trails through the towns of Spring Lake and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Linear Trail Park

    State: MI
    Length: 16.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Linear Trail Park trail winds its way through the town of Grand Haven paralleling several of the town's main thoroughfares. It connects on the west side at two points to the Lake Shore Connector Path.
  • 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 ...
  • Little Traverse Wheelway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway provides exciting changes of scenery—including many views of sparkling Lake Michigan—as it winds from Charlevoix to the northern outskirts of Petoskey and eventually to Harbor Springs. Most of the route is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

    State: MI
    Length: 8.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and cultural treasures. With more than 80% of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Marquette Multi-Use Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Marquette's Multi-Use Path includes more than 19 miles of asphalt trails that circle the city, from Presque Ile Park in the north to the town of Harvey in the south. The trail provides access to neighborhoods, shopping and business districts, ...
  • Medbery Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Medbery Bike Trail runs from a junction with the Hart-Montague Trail State Park and White Lake Pathway in Montague, Michigan, to an industrial park west of town. The rail-trail passes primarily through a woodland landscape, but trail users ...
  • 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 ...
  • Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Muskegon's Lakeshore Trail provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, while also passing among beautiful sand dunes, lively parks and the city of Muskegon itself. Small sections of the trail follow designated on-road bike lanes ...
  • Musketawa Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 25-mile Musketawa Trail provides a patchwork of scenery from Muskegon to Marne, neatly divided by its four trailheads. From west to east the trailheads are in Muskegon at Broadway and in Ravenna, Conklin and Marne. Grand Rapids is only 4 ...
  • North Bank Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North Bank Trail will one day stretch 18 miles from Spring Lake to Marne, on the western outskirts of Grand Rapids. Currently, a little more than its first three miles are complete on the trail's western end, beginning at a connection to ...
  • North Central State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 62 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 62-mile North Central State 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 surface and a reasonable mileage between towns, ...
  • North Eastern State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 71 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended journey for snowmobilers, hikers, cyclists, ...
  • North Western State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—consists of 32 miles of mostly dirt and gravel trail, though the 7-mile section between Petoskey and Alanson is now paved with asphalt. The trail ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 87.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

    If a trip on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail leaves you in love with this route, you are not alone. The Pere Marquette is one of the most heavily used trails in Michigan (the section between Midland and Clare), according to a 2002 Michigan State ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Saginaw Valley Rail-Trail is a perfect summer escape, since the foliage-drenched corridor offers respite from the sun. This 10-mile trail edges Saginaw's southern boundary before it heads south to St. Charles. Equestrians follow a parallel path ...
  • Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    West of Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail stretches nearly 10 miles from Glen Arbor to Empire on Lake Michigan's eastern shore. The trail is a beauty, traversing through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with its views of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

    State: MI
    Length: 10.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects the municipalities of Alabaster Township, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Vassar Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Vassar Rail Trail weaves through the small community of Vassar, Michigan. The trail segment built on a former railroad corridor is located on the western bank of the Cass River and is perhaps the most scenic stretch. At the end of S. Cass ...
  • Vicksburg Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Vicksburg Trailway runs for nearly 2 miles on a former railroad corridor in a small village south of Kalamazoo. The paved trail is surrounded by dense woodlands for all but the southernmost stretch, where the corridor emerges into the northeastern ...
  • Wadhams to Avoca Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Wadhams to Avoca Trail in southeast Michigan provides a snapshot of scenic rural lands. The trail's name reflects its initial endpoints, although the trail now extends from Avoca 12 miles southeast to the outskirts of Port Huron. This former ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • White Lake Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The White Lake Pathway provides an important connection between two neighboring towns that face each other across the beautiful White Lake. The trail traces a former railroad bed for just over 3 miles, offering picturesque views of the water ...
  • White Pine Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 92.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The White Pine Trail is Michigan's longest rail-trail, following the former Grand Rapids and Indiana rail bed for 93.5 miles through five counties. This massive trail showcases a variety of landscapes, from swamps to forests to open farmland, ...