The Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path running through urban Detroit and connecting the riverfront at Atwater Street with Eastern Market and neighborhoods in between. The city hopes to extend the trail north from Gratiot Avenue to Mack Avenue.
The trail occupies the old Grand Truck Railroad line, and the trail runs below street level parallel to St. Aubin Street for most of the way. The trail has separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps to at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue and Woodbridge Street.
Parking and Trail Access
Free parking is at the GM Lot at Rivard Plaza, 1 block west of William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. Take the Detroit Riverwalk east to the trail. Parking is also available along the side streets in the neighborhood but obey any parking restrictions.
You can also access the trail from the Eastern Market (municipal farm market) but only by sidewalk and crossing of heavy traffic at Gratiot (northern end of the trail). The trail is fully accessible for wheelchair use.
From the north: Take I-75 to I-375 and exit at E. Jefferson; turn left and go about 0.5 mile to Orleans St.; turn right and go 3 blocks to Atwater St.; turn left. Trail endpoint is 1 block down on the north side of the street.
From the east: Take Jefferson Ave. to Orleans and turn left; go 3 blocks to Atwater and turn left. Trail endpoint is 1 block down on the north side of the street.
From the west: Take US-10 south until it turns into Jefferson Ave. West; go about 1 mile to Orleans; turn right. Go 3 blocks to Atwater St. and turn left. Trail endpoint is 1 block down on the north side of the street.
Dequinder Cut too short
Well it's about time. Now make it complete to Royal Oak!
We are better than Cleveland and they have an awesome trail that goes from the lake to Kent and Beyond! using the old Erie Canal. Why can't we do Better!
Still I love the Dequinder Cut. So artful ...
A fantastic little slice of the city and a great start to hopefully something larger in the future. I was down there several times before it was a trail and let me tell you, it's come quite a long way. Short but sweet.
Short but one the most interesting miles in the state. Ride from the riverfront triail to Gratiot Avenue. It would be great for this to extend further north.