Clinton River Trail

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The Clinton River Trail is a recreational trail on 12 miles of abandoned rail line through the heart of Oakland County, including the cities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. It connects with the existing West Bloomfield trail to the west and the Macomb Orchard Trail to the east.

The trail roughly parallels, and frequently crosses, the Clinton River. While primarily located on an abandoned railroad grade, the path includes 4+-mile-long segment that circumnavigates a gap in the railroad corridor ownership. The surrounding landscape includes downtowns, industry, residential areas and parks.

Parking and Trail Access

Reviews

7 Miler

   January, 2014 by runningfive0

I did an out and back 7 miler from Livernois to Adams last fall. On the way out, I ran by a deer grazing on a tree branch. He literally did not move and I could have swatted his behind as I cautiously ran past him. Great run, long and flat and crushed ...read more

Clinton River - Adams to Crooks

   September, 2013 by 1966michigan

We took the dogs for a hike here today. It's very pretty with lots of wild flowers, ponds, ducks, a toad, birds and some unknown creature we couldnt see that the dogs were very interested in - in the bushes. Parking is on Adams, right across from Walmart. ...read more

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   July, 2013 by katieharris87

The Trail is great when starting at the Rochester end. The gravel and dirt is caked and nice for a somewhat smooth ride (as expected from gravel/dirt). The path through Pontiac is nice. It is on sidewalks and gives you a. Chance to stop to eat,rehydrate, ...read more