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Explore the best rated trails in Franklin, MI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Genesee Valley Trail and Chevy Commons Trail . With more than 65 trails covering 468 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

ITC Corridor Trail (Novi)

Enjoyable Ride

October, 2022 by 829nz7xcv2

Recently rode this path for the first time. We enjoyed a nice quiet ride. Not much traffic noise and only had a few pedestrians. The north end up takes you up to Beck Rd. and Grandriver. It appears there will be more paved pathway soon.

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

Couldn't enjoy

October, 2022 by bownsni

Couldn't enjoy

I-275 Metro Trail

Love the trail but the trail is absolutely beat up. It's in pretty bad shape. I rode 6 miles of broken asphalt and bumps that could've ended up in disaster. Please fix!!!

October, 2022 by policeofficermidnightaugust

Love the trail but the trail is absolutely beat up. It's in pretty bad shape. I rode 6 miles of broken asphalt and bumps that could've ended up in disaster. Please fix!!!

Accordion

Macomb Orchard Trail

Awesome trail

October, 2022 by tim.patz

This is one fantastic trail, at least the part I was on, at this time of year (October).
I started at the Romeo Trailside park and headed left (North?)

The bridge going over the highway at the beginning has an incline up and down. Other than that, flat and level.
The trail is paved, marked every half mile and meanders through wooded and open areas.
A couple bridges over a few creeks is something I always enjoy.

It seems to be a safe trail, in a good area and there was a lot of bikers and several walkers as well.

The only negative is 3 cross-overs of rather busy roads. One of them had a good bit of cars that I had to wait for a couple minutes before I could get across. But don't let that deter you from enjoying this trai.

So as always, if in the area and want to get a couple miles in, head here.
You should your run, walk, bike.

Polly Ann Trail

great trail

October, 2022 by yoopersteve89

I started in Imlay City and rode my gravel bike to where the trail ends on Joslyn RD, then rode back to Imlay City. 55 miles round trip Imlay City to Dryden This ride is tough, but doable. It’s grass with somewhat of a singletrack being formed from riding. I rode early October so the grass was short, but I could see it being an issue early season. Just before Leonard is the county shift, and there’s a noticeable differences between the two counties. Dryden to Leonard (only place with water fountain) Singletrack with gradual elevation and it’s a fairly easy ride. The trail will get nicer as you get closer to Leonard. Leonard to the end of the trail Wide gravel path with periods of pavement in the cities. Easy ride

ITC Corridor Trail (Novi)

nice easy ride

September, 2022 by mpletcher

Rode from 8 to 10 Mile rd today. Well maintained and easy ride. Very open so might be hot ride in summer.

Clinton River Trail

Nice ride through wilderness

September, 2022 by mike195775

Nice ride through wilderness

Michigan Air Line Trail

great trail

September, 2022 by mdmrcp_tl

Clean, and smooth

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

nice view

September, 2022 by ldoty71

I enjoy the view on this trail. Plenty of benches to stop and take in the lake view. The path along the water needs some repair.

Fieldcrest Pathway

Noisy but fun

September, 2022 by fjmaynard

Good trail. As previous commenter mentioned, it's noisy due to US-23 traffic immediately adjacent. In good condition for cycling. There is also parking at the southern trailhead in a Park & Ride lot on Fieldcrest just north of Silver Lake Road. You'll need to cross Fieldcrest twice at the outset northbound. The gravel trail connecting to Island Lake mentioned is now listed.

I-275 Metro Trail

closed at Ecorse

September, 2022 by lautreun

Due to construction on I-275, I discovered the trail closed from Hannah to Ecorse.

Flint River Trail (MI)

Map is outdated. Fun Ride.

September, 2022 by yoopersteve89

I really enjoyed this trail everywhere east of Dort Highway. The trails west of Dort aren’t the best, and the area is somewhat sketchy. The people I saw waved at me, but I’m more worried about dogs than people. That’s just me personally. The map is outdated and the trails actually extend pretty far east of where it stops on the map. It extends east of Genesee RD along Stanley RD until Vassar RD. Then, the trail runs along the river from Vassar RD to Richfield Park (Parking available if you want to start here). The trail extends into Richfield Park for about a half mile, then you can follow Gravel Roads, and trails for a few more miles! I rode a gravel bike so I really enjoyed this area! There’s even DIY single track north of the rail trail in the Vassar RD area. Look on the north side of the trail, and you will see multiple access trails. My gravel bike handled them just fine. I wouldn’t try them though unless your an experienced rider because they run along a cliff that overlooks the river and it’s really rooted. You might lose your bike if you slip up! I would give it 5 stars, but the trail west of Dort Highway dropped it to 4.

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