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Explore the best rated trails in Bay City, MI, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path and Chippewa Trail . With more than 37 trails covering 364 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Southern Links Trailway

Fall ride with forests and wetland views

October, 2023 by katmai_tl

Nicely maintained trail with benches along the way. Lots of geocaches along this trail too.

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

Nice trail

September, 2023 by lsbiggs1969

Great ride today. Rode the entire trail and back. Terrific surface overall. Tony’s in St Charles had good chili and Italian bread

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

Ionia to Pewoma

September, 2023 by dmrober25

We rode today from Ionia to Pewoma. The trail was cleared from the trees that were down in August. It was a beautiful ride with the leaves starting to fall. About 22 miles out and back!

Accordion

Bay-Zil Rail Trail

Did this trail for the first time today. Very nice, but short. We started from the parking lot of Ray's Bike Shop. Out to the end of the trail and back to Ray's was just under 13 miles.

September, 2023 by incimaven

Did this trail for the first time today. Very nice, but short. We started from the parking lot of Ray's Bike Shop. Out to the end of the trail and back to Ray's was just under 13 miles.

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

8/25/2023 - trees across path

August, 2023 by christinaklwalsh

Two huge trees are down across path approximately 0.4 miles from Smith Road in Owosso, Mi. No obvious way around them.

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

Very well maintained. Some cool bridges and beautiful scenery

July, 2023 by georgevoelker

Very well maintained. Some cool bridges and beautiful scenery

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

Nice ride through the country

July, 2023 by 13leeannadams

Started at Greenville West/Washington intersection—rode about 8 miles and then came back. Enjoyed the path, the trees, the wildflowers, and a couple of farms—but not so much stopping for so many road crossings.

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

My wife and myself enjoyed this trail so much. Very smooth and well maintained trail.

July, 2023 by georgevoelker

My wife and myself enjoyed this trail so much. Very smooth and well maintained trail.

Pere Marquette Rail Trail

great trail.

July, 2023 by dan.allen.50552

We rode from N. Bradley to Midland and return. Lots to see. Midland did a great job being bike friendly. The 14 foot paved trail is great ( there are some cracks that could be filled). Great bathrooms well maintained.

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

slow roll

July, 2023 by masterphilwalker

My wife and i , Had a great time rolling on our cruiser bikes . Path , parking and restrooms where clean . Great place for a ride !

Polly Ann Trail

It’s a favorite..but I’m biased

July, 2023 by vincentm90

Great ride by lakes and through the woods. A few hills and beautiful scenery. You might even see some horses out grazing.

Bay-Zil Rail Trail

Nice trail but...

July, 2023 by recon161829

Have seen many hunters along this trail. It adjoins a lot of private property where people hunt and discharge firearms. I would strongly suggest you stay only on the asphalt trail and do not venture off it. It is very nice though.

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