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Big M Trail

18.6 mi
State: MI
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Big Rapids Riverwalk

3.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

6.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

6.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

21.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt
Accordion

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

41.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail

5.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

93.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Grand River Edges Trail

5.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Medbery Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

14 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Musketawa Trail

25 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

30 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Pere Marquette State Trail

53 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

White Lake Pathway

3.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Big M Trail in Manistee National Forest is a cross-country ski trail and a mountain bike trail. There are actually four segments, each with varying levels of difficulty, from easiest to most difficult. ...
MI 18.6 mi Dirt, Grass, Sand
The Big Rapids Riverwalk travels alongside the scenic Muskegon River and connects downtown Big Rapids with several recreational amenities, including Hemlock Park, Northend Riverside Park, and Swede Hill ...
MI 3.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 ...
MI 6.8 mi 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 ...
MI 6.5 mi Asphalt
The largely unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual ...
MI 21.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt
The story of the 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 ...
MI 41.8 mi 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 ...
MI 5.4 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The White Pine Trail is Michigan's second 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, ...
MI 93.5 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 ...
MI 5.4 mi Asphalt
...
MI 60 mi Ballast
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 ...
MI 1.5 mi Asphalt
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 ...
MI 14 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 ...
MI 25 mi Asphalt
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 serene, paved corridor welcomes ...
MI 30 mi Asphalt
The Pere Marquette State Trail, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, begins in Clare and courses for 53 miles west through beautiful woodlands and fields to Baldwin. If you want to ...
MI 53 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
...
MI 64 mi Ballast
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, ...
MI 3.2 mi Asphalt
The paved William Field Memorial 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 ...
MI 22.7 mi Asphalt

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Big Rapids Riverwalk

MI - 3.8 miles

The Big Rapids Riverwalk travels alongside the scenic Muskegon River and connects downtown Big Rapids with several recreational amenities, including Hemlock Park, Northend Riverside Park, and Swede Hill ...

Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

MI - 6.8 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

MI - 6.5 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

MI - 21.7 miles

The largely unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual ...

Accordion

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

MI - 21.7 miles

The largely unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual ...

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

MI - 41.8 miles

The story of the 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 ...

Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail

MI - 5.4 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

MI - 93.5 miles

The White Pine Trail is Michigan's second 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, ...

Grand River Edges Trail

MI - 5.4 miles

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 ...

Medbery Bike Trail

MI - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

MI - 14 miles

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 ...

Musketawa Trail

MI - 25 miles

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 ...

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

MI - 30 miles

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 serene, paved corridor welcomes ...

Pere Marquette State Trail

MI - 53 miles

The Pere Marquette State Trail, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, begins in Clare and courses for 53 miles west through beautiful woodlands and fields to Baldwin. If you want to ...

White Lake Pathway

MI - 3.2 miles

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, ...

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

MI - 22.7 miles

The paved William Field Memorial 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 ...

Big Rapids Riverwalk

MI - 3.8 miles

The Big Rapids Riverwalk travels alongside the scenic Muskegon River and connects downtown Big Rapids with several recreational amenities, including Hemlock Park, Northend Riverside Park, and Swede Hill ...

Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

MI - 6.8 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

MI - 6.5 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

MI - 21.7 miles

The largely unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual ...

Accordion

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

MI - 21.7 miles

The largely unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual ...

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

MI - 41.8 miles

The story of the 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 ...

Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail

MI - 5.4 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

MI - 93.5 miles

The White Pine Trail is Michigan's second 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, ...

Grand River Edges Trail

MI - 5.4 miles

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 ...

Medbery Bike Trail

MI - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

MI - 14 miles

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 ...

Musketawa Trail

MI - 25 miles

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 ...

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

MI - 30 miles

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 serene, paved corridor welcomes ...

Pere Marquette State Trail

MI - 53 miles

The Pere Marquette State Trail, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, begins in Clare and courses for 53 miles west through beautiful woodlands and fields to Baldwin. If you want to ...

White Lake Pathway

MI - 3.2 miles

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, ...

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

MI - 22.7 miles

The paved William Field Memorial 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 ...

Big M Trail

MI - 18.6 miles

The Big M Trail in Manistee National Forest is a cross-country ski trail and a mountain bike trail. There are actually four segments, each with varying levels of difficulty, from easiest to most difficult. ...

Big Rapids Riverwalk

MI - 3.8 miles

The Big Rapids Riverwalk travels alongside the scenic Muskegon River and connects downtown Big Rapids with several recreational amenities, including Hemlock Park, Northend Riverside Park, and Swede Hill ...

Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

MI - 6.8 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

MI - 6.5 miles

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 ...

Accordion

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

MI - 21.7 miles

The largely unimproved Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail links the cities of Lowell, Belding and Greenville in Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties, respectively. While plans call for the eventual ...

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

MI - 41.8 miles

The story of the 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 ...

Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail

MI - 5.4 miles

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 ...

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

MI - 93.5 miles

The White Pine Trail is Michigan's second 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, ...

Grand River Edges Trail

MI - 5.4 miles

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 ...

Medbery Bike Trail

MI - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

MI - 14 miles

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 ...

Musketawa Trail

MI - 25 miles

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 ...

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

MI - 30 miles

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 serene, paved corridor welcomes ...

Pere Marquette State Trail

MI - 53 miles

The Pere Marquette State Trail, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, begins in Clare and courses for 53 miles west through beautiful woodlands and fields to Baldwin. If you want to ...

White Lake Pathway

MI - 3.2 miles

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, ...

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

MI - 22.7 miles

The paved William Field Memorial 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 ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Pere Marquette State Trail

Not the most boring trail I've ever ridden,...

April, 2017 by pjrobar

that would be the Pere Marquette Trail—at least the section from Midland to Coleman.

I rode from Clare to Evart and back so my comments only apply to the paved part of the trail.

While it's much better isolated from the sight and traffic noise of Highway 10—even when it's close by—than the Pere Marquette Trail, the sides of the trail are so wide and manicured that it really detracts from the sense of being out in nature. The fact that the trail is so wide and straight further contributes to it feeling more like you're on a bike highway than a trail. I much prefer the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail that runs from Alma to Greenville.

Plus one for the smooth, seamless trail surface that's great for fast riding and plus one to make up for the one star review of another reviewer.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

Big bump at mile 17.8

April, 2017 by badh

Lovely trail. My wife and I bike it at least twice a week when we are home.
It would be very nice if someone could sand down/fix the awful 2" bump on the small wood bridge at mile 17.8 going north between Cedar Springs and Sand Lake.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

new surface?

November, 2016 by stevej371

Biked this trail from Howard City south to Cedar Springs today. Workers were finishing up with new bridges on both sides of Howard City. I wonder if it's in the plans to asphalt this section??

Accordion

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail

Started in Lowell

November, 2016 by rosedurst

I drove to Lowell to take this trail north from there. It is not paved. It is rocks about the size of a small fist at least where it starts in Lowell. I was on my mountain bike, but only ended up going a short ways along it as the size of the rocks made it very bumpy and for me unpleasant. I ended up taking the shorter paved trail that started at cedar park and went to the high school and back.

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

Hart/Montague - William Field

October, 2016 by trimike06

My first ride on this trail was shortly after it was introduced and was called The Hart/Montague rail trail.

Since that time I've ridden many thousands of miles on the White Pine trail from Grand Rapids to Sand Lake and also the Musketawa trail from Grand Rapids to Muskegon.

The Hart/Montague - William Field trail after it was redone is absolutely PERFECT rolling and puts other trails on notice that they need REPAIR...

I believe this was the first paved trail in Michigan and over the years it became obvious. It was narrower than most trails and there was a lot of root damage and snowmobile wear...

I tell my buddies who ride the trails in GR, they have to experience Hart/Montague - William Field as it's smooth as butter the entire route.

Now if we can get White Pine and Musketawa redone!!

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

Fun & Beautiful Trail!

October, 2016 by ptl6kds

My husband and I rode a portion of the White Pine trail from Grand Rapids to 3 miles past Rockford. It was a great ride. Love that it is paved and that you can stop along the way in various places to see things, have lunch and just enjoy the time outside. Would recommend it to those who like paved trails. We hope to go the entire length eventually.

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

What an experience!!!

September, 2016 by jbfred69

What a great trail system you have built. Being from the Kalamazoo area and loving to ride in different areas of our beautiful state We were very pleased with this trail. Access is very easy to find, condition of the trail is well maintained with brush cut back and surface paved. We rode from Reed City to Midland and back the next day. WHAT A PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE.. We'll be back. Fred

Musketawa Trail

Great Trail.

September, 2016 by lindatap

We rode the trail on a great day for biking. Rode from Muskegon to Conklin and back. Great scenery. Saw blueberries fields and lots of wild turkeys. Rest rooms in trail were welcome and clean. Grade is pretty steady. Only wished to wind was BEHIND us as we pedaled back to Muskegon with tired legs and bums!

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

Wonderful ride!

September, 2016 by lindatap

We parked on a side street in New Era, midpoint of the trail. A local suggested we go north toward Hart, so we did. Great ride with wonderful scenery. Not much change in grade. On the way back we stopped at The Farm Store. Quaint with farm tours for purchase and ice cream and other food items for sale.

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

nice ride

September, 2016 by sharonedgar

Rode from Alma to Edmore and back. Trail in good condition. Shaded. Well marked. On weekends I start in Albion on campus at the Alma College Heritage Center parking lot. The nearby building is often open (to use the bathroom!!) Some of the crossings over dirt roads are a little soft

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

Smooth ride

September, 2016 by roddyville65

Although the trail never really takes you to a place with a WOW factor, it does offer scenery and mostly a quiet ride...except for the highway noise from time to time. I rode from Montague to Hart and then on back and up to the White River lighthouse which is a nice finish to the ride...sunset at the lighthouse watching the sailboats. On the return from the lighthouse, I was lucky to see the Northern Lights over the Whitehall Landing area...awesomely beautiful!!

Plenty of stops along the way to fuel up the body,lots of nice people along the trail, too!

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

lovely shaded ride with cute towns with TWO ice cream locations

September, 2016 by sharonedgar

I biked this trail today from Greenville to Vestaburg and back. I had planned on going all the way to Alma and back but wussed out at Vestaburg. This is a great trail. It is in decent shape (some rough areas, but really nothing to complain about). The road crossings are not overly annoying, but a few require caution. The towns of Greenville, Stanton, Edmore and Vestaburg are all adorable. I have found two ice cream parlors - one right along the trail in Stanton (how great is that AND they have frozen yogurt) and one a block off the trail in Vestaburg. If you start in Greenville take a spin around the Flat River trail as well, it's a slow roll because of the curves and fair amount of pedestrain traffic, but it is a nice way to finish the long ride.

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