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Explore the best rated trails in Jackson, MI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Island Lake Trail Connector and Sycamore Trail. With more than 45 trails covering 420 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.
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.
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!!!
The trail was a delight, and we enjoyed it, except for the two trail closings. One was just south of the "Beach," and the second was between Crego Park and the MSU campus. We turned around at the Beach, returned to the car, loaded the bikes again and parked at Potter Park. The spur to Crego Park was lovely, and we rode back to the downtown closing, so we had a ten-mile ride, but we were hoping for more. Two positives: very few stops for intersections and the river is in sight for most of it.
Rode from 8 to 10 Mile rd today. Well maintained and easy ride. Very open so might be hot ride in summer.
Clean, and smooth
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.
Nice trail with plenty of shade. Very easy ride, nice and flat. Wish it was longer though
Due to construction on I-275, I discovered the trail closed from Hannah to Ecorse.
They just recently smoothed the previous poor repair job between mile markers 4.5 and 5.5. Lightning did a good job with Bessie, it’s good to ride again.
If you start your ride near Mich Ave or Fairlane, about a mile into it, (where u leave UMD and head into the woods) there is a temporary barrier. if you walk your bike around it, the trail is fine and the verdant woods peaceful and cool. Then, before one mile, there is another barrier where the trail passes under Ford rd, and links with Hines Park. To continue, you have to defeat that barrier and get yelled at by workmen on the bridge above. After that, the stretch of Hines Drive between Ford rd and Outer Drive (about 1 mile) is blissfully void of cars, because those entrance ramps are barricaded to autos. All of this is because of the construction on Ford Rd which is supposed to be completed in early autumn 2022.
Since repaving and connection with the Michigan Airline Trail, this trail has gone from one of the worst to one of the best trails around.
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