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Length
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Albion River Trail

1.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Battle Creek Linear Park

19.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Baw Beese Trail

8.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Border-to-Border Trail

19.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Calhoun County Trailway

5.3 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Chelsea Community Wellness Path

1.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Woodchips

Falling Waters Trail

10.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Granger Meadows Park Trail

1.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Hines Park Trail/Rouge River Greenway

20.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Huron Valley Trail

10.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

I-275 Metro Trail

33.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Island Lake Pathway

4.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Jackson Intercity Trail

3.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Kensington Metropark Trail

9.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Lakelands Trail State Park

26 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Lansing River Trail

12.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Litchfield Nature Trail

2 mi
State: MI
Dirt, Grass

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

4 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Main Trail

0.5 mi
State: MI
Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

Milford Trail

4.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Northern Tier Trail

6.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail

42 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone

Portland Riverwalk

9.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Ram Trail

1.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Riverbend Preserve Rail-Trail

0.1 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Sycamore Trail

2.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Valhalla Trail

1.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

63 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

16.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The pleasant little Albion River Trail runs along the south bank of the Kalamazoo River through the town of Albion. The trail runs between McClure Riverfront Park on the west end and Victory Park on the ...
MI 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Battle Creek Linear Park Trail covers about 20 miles of interconnected paved path in and around the city of Battle Creek, which is situated at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. ...
MI 19.9 mi Asphalt
The Baw Beese Trail, named in honor of a former chief of the local Potawatomi population, connects the Michigan communities of Hillsdale and Jonesville. The paved trail is a model of efficient land use, ...
MI 8.2 mi Asphalt
The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of ...
MI 19.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
If you’re looking for a rustic escape form the din of everyday life, consider the Calhoun County Trailway. The Trailway weaves through three of the county’s four parks. The  5.3-mile trail kicks off in ...
MI 5.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Chelsea Community Wellness Path weaves through a large campus home to many of Chelsea’s amenities. Although the total length of the trail is less than 2 miles, it is divided into three separate pathways ...
MI 1.5 mi Asphalt, Woodchips
The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.4-mile asphalt rail-trail that links the town of Concord with the city of Jackson. The trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad, and connects ...
MI 10.4 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Granger Meadows Park Trail forms a loop around the 76-acre park in DeWitt Township, just north of Lansing. The park was built and donated by Granger III and Associates, a local trash and recycling ...
MI 1.9 mi Asphalt
For most of its 20 miles, the Rouge River Gateway Greenway parallels Edward N. Hines Drive through several western suburbs of Detroit: Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn. ...
MI 20.1 mi Asphalt
The paved Huron Valley Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The pathway connects urban areas, neighborhoods and parks, including McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, ...
MI 10.5 mi Asphalt
The I-275 Metro Trail began back in the 1970s as the Michigan Department of Transportation's response to the then-fuel crisis. The original trail linked Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties along a 40-mile ...
MI 33.2 mi Asphalt
The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to ...
MI 4.3 mi Asphalt
The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized ...
MI 3.4 mi Asphalt
The Kensington Metropark Trail forms a paved loop around Kent Lake in western Oakland County. The scenic area, which features 4,481 acres of hilly terrain around the large lake, is one of the most popular ...
MI 9.5 mi Asphalt
The Kiwanis Trail occupies an old railroad bed between Adrian and the southern edge of Tecumseh. The trail is currently the only open component of a much longer proposed regional greenway trail. In the ...
MI 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Stretching 26 miles through central Michigan, the Lakelands Trail State Park rail-trail has two personalities: rural and suburban. Twenty miles of soft limestone surface from Stockbridge to Pinckney offer ...
MI 26 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Lansing River Trail courses along scenic riverbanks and through parks for 13 miles. The trail follows the Red Cedar River from Hagadorn Road on the MSU campus border west to its junction with the Grand ...
MI 12.6 mi Asphalt
The Litchfield Nature Trail meanders through scenic property owned by the City of Litchfield, in some places adjacent to the St. Joseph (St. Joe) River. At one point, the trail passes through Firemen's ...
MI 2 mi Dirt, Grass
The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail closely follows the river for 4 miles through the town of Canton on the western outskirts of Detroit. The compacted crushed stone pathway includes eight wooden pedestrian ...
MI 4 mi Crushed Stone
The Main Trail runs for just 0.5 mile along an east–west corridor through the Whitehouse Nature Center. The trail links a series of loop trails through the nature center and begins at the visitor center ...
MI 0.5 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips
The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. In ...
MI 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Northern Tier Trail winds through East Lansing on the outskirts of Michigan's capital, offering miles of paved pathway through tree-lined areas and wetlands. The 10-foot-wide trail connects several ...
MI 6.6 mi Asphalt
When complete, the Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail will be a 42-mile, multi-use recreation trail, extending from Grand Rapids to Vermontville; it eventually may be extended to Jackson. The trail is being ...
MI 42 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone
Portland, Michigan, is known as the City of Two Rivers, and the Portland Riverwalk could well be called the Trail of Two Rivers. The paved rail-trail serves as a spine for a series of connecting trails, ...
MI 9.3 mi Asphalt
The Ram Trail is a close to 2-mile trail beginning at Holt High School where there is access to tennis courts, soccer fields, softball and baseball diamonds and playgrounds. The trail runs eastward through ...
MI 1.8 mi Asphalt
The new Riverbend Preserve in southern Washtenaw County features 58 acres of wetlands on both sides of the Raisin River. The area is a common resting place for migratory birds on their trek across the ...
MI 0.1 mi Dirt
The Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail links the two roads via a former railroad corridor in Tecumseh. Located in a residential area nearly equidistant between downtown Tecumseh to the north and ...
MI 0.4 mi Asphalt
The Sycamore Trail, which opened in October 2014, provides an important connection between two other trails in Delhi Charter Township, on the south end of Lansing. At the trail’s northern end, it connects ...
MI 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Valhalla Trail runs for just over a mile in Delhi Charter Township, a southern suburb of Lansing. Its northern half is wooded and winds through Valhalla Park, which offers a swimming beach, playground, ...
MI 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge ...
OH 63 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
You won’t find this trail’s name on the ground: the continuous stretch is actually made up of the scenic trails within Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Metropark and Lower Huron Metropark, as well as a connector ...
MI 16.3 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Albion River Trail

MI - 1.6 miles

The pleasant little Albion River Trail runs along the south bank of the Kalamazoo River through the town of Albion. The trail runs between McClure Riverfront Park on the west end and Victory Park on the ...

Battle Creek Linear Park

MI - 19.9 miles

The Battle Creek Linear Park Trail covers about 20 miles of interconnected paved path in and around the city of Battle Creek, which is situated at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. ...

Baw Beese Trail

MI - 8.2 miles

The Baw Beese Trail, named in honor of a former chief of the local Potawatomi population, connects the Michigan communities of Hillsdale and Jonesville. The paved trail is a model of efficient land use, ...

Border-to-Border Trail

MI - 19.7 miles

The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of ...

Accordion

Border-to-Border Trail

MI - 19.7 miles

The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of ...

Calhoun County Trailway

MI - 5.3 miles

If you’re looking for a rustic escape form the din of everyday life, consider the Calhoun County Trailway. The Trailway weaves through three of the county’s four parks. The  5.3-mile trail kicks off in ...

Falling Waters Trail

MI - 10.4 miles

The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.4-mile asphalt rail-trail that links the town of Concord with the city of Jackson. The trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad, and connects ...

Granger Meadows Park Trail

MI - 1.9 miles

The Granger Meadows Park Trail forms a loop around the 76-acre park in DeWitt Township, just north of Lansing. The park was built and donated by Granger III and Associates, a local trash and recycling ...

Hines Park Trail/Rouge River Greenway

MI - 20.1 miles

For most of its 20 miles, the Rouge River Gateway Greenway parallels Edward N. Hines Drive through several western suburbs of Detroit: Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn. ...

Huron Valley Trail

MI - 10.5 miles

The paved Huron Valley Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The pathway connects urban areas, neighborhoods and parks, including McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, ...

I-275 Metro Trail

MI - 33.2 miles

The I-275 Metro Trail began back in the 1970s as the Michigan Department of Transportation's response to the then-fuel crisis. The original trail linked Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties along a 40-mile ...

Island Lake Pathway

MI - 4.3 miles

The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to ...

Jackson Intercity Trail

MI - 3.4 miles

The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized ...

Kensington Metropark Trail

MI - 9.5 miles

The Kensington Metropark Trail forms a paved loop around Kent Lake in western Oakland County. The scenic area, which features 4,481 acres of hilly terrain around the large lake, is one of the most popular ...

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

MI - 8 miles

The Kiwanis Trail occupies an old railroad bed between Adrian and the southern edge of Tecumseh. The trail is currently the only open component of a much longer proposed regional greenway trail. In the ...

Lakelands Trail State Park

MI - 26 miles

Stretching 26 miles through central Michigan, the Lakelands Trail State Park rail-trail has two personalities: rural and suburban. Twenty miles of soft limestone surface from Stockbridge to Pinckney offer ...

Lansing River Trail

MI - 12.6 miles

The Lansing River Trail courses along scenic riverbanks and through parks for 13 miles. The trail follows the Red Cedar River from Hagadorn Road on the MSU campus border west to its junction with the Grand ...

Litchfield Nature Trail

MI - 2 miles

The Litchfield Nature Trail meanders through scenic property owned by the City of Litchfield, in some places adjacent to the St. Joseph (St. Joe) River. At one point, the trail passes through Firemen's ...

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

MI - 4 miles

The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail closely follows the river for 4 miles through the town of Canton on the western outskirts of Detroit. The compacted crushed stone pathway includes eight wooden pedestrian ...

Milford Trail

MI - 4.2 miles

The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. In ...

Northern Tier Trail

MI - 6.6 miles

The Northern Tier Trail winds through East Lansing on the outskirts of Michigan's capital, offering miles of paved pathway through tree-lined areas and wetlands. The 10-foot-wide trail connects several ...

Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail

MI - 42 miles

When complete, the Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail will be a 42-mile, multi-use recreation trail, extending from Grand Rapids to Vermontville; it eventually may be extended to Jackson. The trail is being ...

Portland Riverwalk

MI - 9.3 miles

Portland, Michigan, is known as the City of Two Rivers, and the Portland Riverwalk could well be called the Trail of Two Rivers. The paved rail-trail serves as a spine for a series of connecting trails, ...

Ram Trail

MI - 1.8 miles

The Ram Trail is a close to 2-mile trail beginning at Holt High School where there is access to tennis courts, soccer fields, softball and baseball diamonds and playgrounds. The trail runs eastward through ...

Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail

MI - 0.4 miles

The Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail links the two roads via a former railroad corridor in Tecumseh. Located in a residential area nearly equidistant between downtown Tecumseh to the north and ...

Sycamore Trail

MI - 2.1 miles

The Sycamore Trail, which opened in October 2014, provides an important connection between two other trails in Delhi Charter Township, on the south end of Lansing. At the trail’s northern end, it connects ...

Valhalla Trail

MI - 1.3 miles

The Valhalla Trail runs for just over a mile in Delhi Charter Township, a southern suburb of Lansing. Its northern half is wooded and winds through Valhalla Park, which offers a swimming beach, playground, ...

Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

OH - 63 miles

The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge ...

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

MI - 16.3 miles

You won’t find this trail’s name on the ground: the continuous stretch is actually made up of the scenic trails within Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Metropark and Lower Huron Metropark, as well as a connector ...

Albion River Trail

MI - 1.6 miles

The pleasant little Albion River Trail runs along the south bank of the Kalamazoo River through the town of Albion. The trail runs between McClure Riverfront Park on the west end and Victory Park on the ...

Battle Creek Linear Park

MI - 19.9 miles

The Battle Creek Linear Park Trail covers about 20 miles of interconnected paved path in and around the city of Battle Creek, which is situated at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. ...

Baw Beese Trail

MI - 8.2 miles

The Baw Beese Trail, named in honor of a former chief of the local Potawatomi population, connects the Michigan communities of Hillsdale and Jonesville. The paved trail is a model of efficient land use, ...

Border-to-Border Trail

MI - 19.7 miles

The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of ...

Accordion

Border-to-Border Trail

MI - 19.7 miles

The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of ...

Calhoun County Trailway

MI - 5.3 miles

If you’re looking for a rustic escape form the din of everyday life, consider the Calhoun County Trailway. The Trailway weaves through three of the county’s four parks. The  5.3-mile trail kicks off in ...

Chelsea Community Wellness Path

MI - 1.5 miles

The Chelsea Community Wellness Path weaves through a large campus home to many of Chelsea’s amenities. Although the total length of the trail is less than 2 miles, it is divided into three separate pathways ...

Falling Waters Trail

MI - 10.4 miles

The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.4-mile asphalt rail-trail that links the town of Concord with the city of Jackson. The trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad, and connects ...

Granger Meadows Park Trail

MI - 1.9 miles

The Granger Meadows Park Trail forms a loop around the 76-acre park in DeWitt Township, just north of Lansing. The park was built and donated by Granger III and Associates, a local trash and recycling ...

Hines Park Trail/Rouge River Greenway

MI - 20.1 miles

For most of its 20 miles, the Rouge River Gateway Greenway parallels Edward N. Hines Drive through several western suburbs of Detroit: Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn. ...

Huron Valley Trail

MI - 10.5 miles

The paved Huron Valley Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The pathway connects urban areas, neighborhoods and parks, including McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, ...

I-275 Metro Trail

MI - 33.2 miles

The I-275 Metro Trail began back in the 1970s as the Michigan Department of Transportation's response to the then-fuel crisis. The original trail linked Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties along a 40-mile ...

Island Lake Pathway

MI - 4.3 miles

The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to ...

Jackson Intercity Trail

MI - 3.4 miles

The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized ...

Kensington Metropark Trail

MI - 9.5 miles

The Kensington Metropark Trail forms a paved loop around Kent Lake in western Oakland County. The scenic area, which features 4,481 acres of hilly terrain around the large lake, is one of the most popular ...

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

MI - 8 miles

The Kiwanis Trail occupies an old railroad bed between Adrian and the southern edge of Tecumseh. The trail is currently the only open component of a much longer proposed regional greenway trail. In the ...

Lakelands Trail State Park

MI - 26 miles

Stretching 26 miles through central Michigan, the Lakelands Trail State Park rail-trail has two personalities: rural and suburban. Twenty miles of soft limestone surface from Stockbridge to Pinckney offer ...

Lansing River Trail

MI - 12.6 miles

The Lansing River Trail courses along scenic riverbanks and through parks for 13 miles. The trail follows the Red Cedar River from Hagadorn Road on the MSU campus border west to its junction with the Grand ...

Litchfield Nature Trail

MI - 2 miles

The Litchfield Nature Trail meanders through scenic property owned by the City of Litchfield, in some places adjacent to the St. Joseph (St. Joe) River. At one point, the trail passes through Firemen's ...

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

MI - 4 miles

The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail closely follows the river for 4 miles through the town of Canton on the western outskirts of Detroit. The compacted crushed stone pathway includes eight wooden pedestrian ...

Main Trail

MI - 0.5 miles

The Main Trail runs for just 0.5 mile along an east–west corridor through the Whitehouse Nature Center. The trail links a series of loop trails through the nature center and begins at the visitor center ...

Milford Trail

MI - 4.2 miles

The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. In ...

Northern Tier Trail

MI - 6.6 miles

The Northern Tier Trail winds through East Lansing on the outskirts of Michigan's capital, offering miles of paved pathway through tree-lined areas and wetlands. The 10-foot-wide trail connects several ...

Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail

MI - 42 miles

When complete, the Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail will be a 42-mile, multi-use recreation trail, extending from Grand Rapids to Vermontville; it eventually may be extended to Jackson. The trail is being ...

Portland Riverwalk

MI - 9.3 miles

Portland, Michigan, is known as the City of Two Rivers, and the Portland Riverwalk could well be called the Trail of Two Rivers. The paved rail-trail serves as a spine for a series of connecting trails, ...

Ram Trail

MI - 1.8 miles

The Ram Trail is a close to 2-mile trail beginning at Holt High School where there is access to tennis courts, soccer fields, softball and baseball diamonds and playgrounds. The trail runs eastward through ...

Riverbend Preserve Rail-Trail

MI - 0.1 miles

The new Riverbend Preserve in southern Washtenaw County features 58 acres of wetlands on both sides of the Raisin River. The area is a common resting place for migratory birds on their trek across the ...

Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail

MI - 0.4 miles

The Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail links the two roads via a former railroad corridor in Tecumseh. Located in a residential area nearly equidistant between downtown Tecumseh to the north and ...

Sycamore Trail

MI - 2.1 miles

The Sycamore Trail, which opened in October 2014, provides an important connection between two other trails in Delhi Charter Township, on the south end of Lansing. At the trail’s northern end, it connects ...

Valhalla Trail

MI - 1.3 miles

The Valhalla Trail runs for just over a mile in Delhi Charter Township, a southern suburb of Lansing. Its northern half is wooded and winds through Valhalla Park, which offers a swimming beach, playground, ...

Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

OH - 63 miles

The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge ...

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

MI - 16.3 miles

You won’t find this trail’s name on the ground: the continuous stretch is actually made up of the scenic trails within Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Metropark and Lower Huron Metropark, as well as a connector ...

Albion River Trail

MI - 1.6 miles

The pleasant little Albion River Trail runs along the south bank of the Kalamazoo River through the town of Albion. The trail runs between McClure Riverfront Park on the west end and Victory Park on the ...

Battle Creek Linear Park

MI - 19.9 miles

The Battle Creek Linear Park Trail covers about 20 miles of interconnected paved path in and around the city of Battle Creek, which is situated at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. ...

Baw Beese Trail

MI - 8.2 miles

The Baw Beese Trail, named in honor of a former chief of the local Potawatomi population, connects the Michigan communities of Hillsdale and Jonesville. The paved trail is a model of efficient land use, ...

Border-to-Border Trail

MI - 19.7 miles

The Border-to-Border Trail is a work in progress, which when complete, will stretch across Washtenaw County from its border with Livingston County in the northwest to Wayne County in the east. Much of ...

Accordion

Calhoun County Trailway

MI - 5.3 miles

If you’re looking for a rustic escape form the din of everyday life, consider the Calhoun County Trailway. The Trailway weaves through three of the county’s four parks. The  5.3-mile trail kicks off in ...

Chelsea Community Wellness Path

MI - 1.5 miles

The Chelsea Community Wellness Path weaves through a large campus home to many of Chelsea’s amenities. Although the total length of the trail is less than 2 miles, it is divided into three separate pathways ...

Falling Waters Trail

MI - 10.4 miles

The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.4-mile asphalt rail-trail that links the town of Concord with the city of Jackson. The trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad, and connects ...

Granger Meadows Park Trail

MI - 1.9 miles

The Granger Meadows Park Trail forms a loop around the 76-acre park in DeWitt Township, just north of Lansing. The park was built and donated by Granger III and Associates, a local trash and recycling ...

Hines Park Trail/Rouge River Greenway

MI - 20.1 miles

For most of its 20 miles, the Rouge River Gateway Greenway parallels Edward N. Hines Drive through several western suburbs of Detroit: Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn. ...

Huron Valley Trail

MI - 10.5 miles

The paved Huron Valley Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The pathway connects urban areas, neighborhoods and parks, including McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, ...

I-275 Metro Trail

MI - 33.2 miles

The I-275 Metro Trail began back in the 1970s as the Michigan Department of Transportation's response to the then-fuel crisis. The original trail linked Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties along a 40-mile ...

Island Lake Pathway

MI - 4.3 miles

The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to ...

Jackson Intercity Trail

MI - 3.4 miles

The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized ...

Kensington Metropark Trail

MI - 9.5 miles

The Kensington Metropark Trail forms a paved loop around Kent Lake in western Oakland County. The scenic area, which features 4,481 acres of hilly terrain around the large lake, is one of the most popular ...

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

MI - 8 miles

The Kiwanis Trail occupies an old railroad bed between Adrian and the southern edge of Tecumseh. The trail is currently the only open component of a much longer proposed regional greenway trail. In the ...

Lakelands Trail State Park

MI - 26 miles

Stretching 26 miles through central Michigan, the Lakelands Trail State Park rail-trail has two personalities: rural and suburban. Twenty miles of soft limestone surface from Stockbridge to Pinckney offer ...

Lansing River Trail

MI - 12.6 miles

The Lansing River Trail courses along scenic riverbanks and through parks for 13 miles. The trail follows the Red Cedar River from Hagadorn Road on the MSU campus border west to its junction with the Grand ...

Litchfield Nature Trail

MI - 2 miles

The Litchfield Nature Trail meanders through scenic property owned by the City of Litchfield, in some places adjacent to the St. Joseph (St. Joe) River. At one point, the trail passes through Firemen's ...

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

MI - 4 miles

The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail closely follows the river for 4 miles through the town of Canton on the western outskirts of Detroit. The compacted crushed stone pathway includes eight wooden pedestrian ...

Main Trail

MI - 0.5 miles

The Main Trail runs for just 0.5 mile along an east–west corridor through the Whitehouse Nature Center. The trail links a series of loop trails through the nature center and begins at the visitor center ...

Milford Trail

MI - 4.2 miles

The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. In ...

Northern Tier Trail

MI - 6.6 miles

The Northern Tier Trail winds through East Lansing on the outskirts of Michigan's capital, offering miles of paved pathway through tree-lined areas and wetlands. The 10-foot-wide trail connects several ...

Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail

MI - 42 miles

When complete, the Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail will be a 42-mile, multi-use recreation trail, extending from Grand Rapids to Vermontville; it eventually may be extended to Jackson. The trail is being ...

Portland Riverwalk

MI - 9.3 miles

Portland, Michigan, is known as the City of Two Rivers, and the Portland Riverwalk could well be called the Trail of Two Rivers. The paved rail-trail serves as a spine for a series of connecting trails, ...

Ram Trail

MI - 1.8 miles

The Ram Trail is a close to 2-mile trail beginning at Holt High School where there is access to tennis courts, soccer fields, softball and baseball diamonds and playgrounds. The trail runs eastward through ...

Riverbend Preserve Rail-Trail

MI - 0.1 miles

The new Riverbend Preserve in southern Washtenaw County features 58 acres of wetlands on both sides of the Raisin River. The area is a common resting place for migratory birds on their trek across the ...

Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail

MI - 0.4 miles

The Russell Street to Patterson Street Trail links the two roads via a former railroad corridor in Tecumseh. Located in a residential area nearly equidistant between downtown Tecumseh to the north and ...

Sycamore Trail

MI - 2.1 miles

The Sycamore Trail, which opened in October 2014, provides an important connection between two other trails in Delhi Charter Township, on the south end of Lansing. At the trail’s northern end, it connects ...

Valhalla Trail

MI - 1.3 miles

The Valhalla Trail runs for just over a mile in Delhi Charter Township, a southern suburb of Lansing. Its northern half is wooded and winds through Valhalla Park, which offers a swimming beach, playground, ...

Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

OH - 63 miles

The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge ...

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

MI - 16.3 miles

You won’t find this trail’s name on the ground: the continuous stretch is actually made up of the scenic trails within Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Metropark and Lower Huron Metropark, as well as a connector ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Baw Beese Trail

Pleasant Ride

February, 2017 by ruthvkakogiannos

We rode from the parking lot across from McDonald's in Jonesville to Union St in Hillsdale and back this afternoon. There is a nice stretch through the woods and beside the St Joseph River in Jonesville and again in Hillsdale. Most of the route between the two towns parallel s M99 and is, therefore, not scenic. We still enjoyed the ride and plan to ride this trail again sometime starting at the lake in Hillsdale.

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

This trail has it all

February, 2017 by olyolson

I ride this trail every week 26 miles round trip.It has 3 big hills that take me right down into low gears.Really good work out.Lots of smaller hills.You only cross two roads from north end to nature center at south end and very little traffic on those roads.Very scenic with wildlife everywhere.I often see herds of deer in the Willow section(as many as 30 in a group)Never a boring ride.Road bikes to (Rollerblades with biggest wheels possible)will enjoy this trail.Connector trail at I275 near Huron River bridge can then get you on the I275 bike trail then will connect to Hines park trail and other trails.Try this trail,you will be surprised.

Lakelands Trail State Park

trailrider

February, 2017 by olyolson

2/11/17 Hamburg to west side of Pinckney is 8.5 miles of smoothe pavement.Rodebikes to rollerblades will enjoy this section.Warm today 44 degrees and thawing.Unpaved section west of Pinckney today was tough go.Soft, wet, and divits slowed me down to 6 mph on my mountain bike.Still I plowed on to Gregory.Can't wait to try again when trail dry's up.

Accordion

Lakelands Trail State Park

Good to terrible

November, 2016 by dje.ellsworth

From Hamburg this is a nice trail. Just to see it I rode the .4K east to the end from Hall road. There it is completely blocked with a barricade and dense trees and brush.

Going West it's nice asphalt just beginning to crack in some places. Lovely mix of scenery. Just past Pinckney you have to cross busy highway 36. At that point the trail is the mentioned limestone surface and relatively hard and not bumpy. I've been on worse pavement. There are a number of bridges and the transitions of this limestone part are excellent - better than the asphalt bridge transitions.

Unfortunately this part of the trail is only good to the Unadilla township line just before you cross highway 36 again.

I did continue to ride from the line the 300 or so yards to 36 but it was cautious going on my road bike. At 36 I looked down the trail and it was 2 track and seemed sandier yet. I wasn't even tempted to fight it and just turned around. Wider knobby rides would probably be okay.

With the scenery and central state access this has the potential to be one of the better touring trails in Michigan. Someone should push the legislature to putt priority to this trail.

Milford Trail

Excellent trail lacking signs

November, 2016 by dje.ellsworth

I included this as part of a long ride from South Lyons City Trail, Huron Valley Trail, Island Lake Pathway, Kensington Metropark trail, and Milford Trail to Milford and back. Excellent trail. Good surface, nice variety, pretty scenery. On the Milford end it's difficult to find. My friend said back of the YMCA but there's lots of roads there to various parking areas and the trail is further back still.

At the other end there are a couple of Y junctions and it's not clear which to take. Even in Kensington it's not clear where to go. It's in serious need of signs. It's unfortunate because it's a great trail overall. I'm giving it a 4 for the signage problems.

Huron Valley Trail

Needs maintenance

November, 2016 by dje.ellsworth

I included this as part of a long ride from South Lyons City Trail, Huron Valley Trail, Island Lake Pathway, Kensington Metropark trail, and Milford Trail to Milford and back. It works okay as a connector trail. The asphalt is cracked and broken making the ride a bit bumpy if you're on high pressure road tires. Not scenic but at least gets you away from riding on roads. It needs signs. I'd only use it as local transportation - not a destination bike ride for pleasure unless you live locally and want to take the kids for a jaunt or a daily training run. Might be awkward for roller blades.

Kensington Metropark Trail

Great trail

November, 2016 by dje.ellsworth

I included this as part of a long ride from South Lyons City Trail, Huron Valley Trail, Island Lake Pathway, Kensington Metropark trail, and Milford Trail to Milford and back. Excellent trail. Good surface, nice variety, pretty scenery. On my outbound leg I went on the west side of the lake. On my return I went on the east side. I'm putting only 4 stars (would make it 4.5) because it lacks signs to the connecting trails of Milford and Island Lake Pathway at their turnoff junctions.

Hines Park Trail/Rouge River Greenway

Nice trail for a straight forward distance ride

November, 2016 by dje.ellsworth

I rode this entire trail round trip starting at the very nice parking lot on Michigan ave. For most of the trail you can choose to ride on Hines Drive which about half the bikers were doing. I went north on the trail to northville where I stopped for a bowl of soup and returned on Hines Drive.

The surface is mostly quite good and generally flat. At the Northville end I finished on the road rather than the trail to 7 mile road simply because I wanted the variation of a significant climb.

The only confusing place is at the University. Stay on the trail there and don't be tempted to do the road. There's a place where there is a little roundabout circle and it's not obvious which trail to take. Coming from South turn left going downhill into the forest. Obviously coming from north to south turn right at the top of the rise.

Also watch out for the detour away from Hines Drive at the Northville end although either trail or road you end up nearby on 7 mile.

Finally note that after a rain (like my ride) there are a number of significant spots where the trail is under water. But it's easy to bike around through the grass.

I hit one bad pothole on a bridge near Merriman road. I never saw it since it was covered by leaves at it almost threw me off my bike.

As someone said it's a pretty URBAN trail with nice parks to the side all along the ride. The turnoff to the 275 trail is well marked. My 4 rating is because it's very nice but not outstanding and I got tired of traffic noise. Hines Drive is a well traveled road. I do recommend doing this trail. Stop at Nankin Mills interpretive center if you have time and do a loop around Northville. They have a little rebuilt block similar to Greenfield village though very small. It's worth the visit.





Border-to-Border Trail

Not your average rail to trail ride.

October, 2016 by bpatch

Started our ride at Bandemer Park. Easy to find parking lot and many spaces. Outhouse style toilets but in permanent structure. Trail a little hard to follow once outside the park. You have to really look for "border to border" signs. Nice ride through Michigan University and then on to Eastern Michigan University. Not your typical flat rail to trail ride. Some larger hills, (not too bad) and quite a few crossing of 4 lane roads. We road to Ypsilanti and turned around at main intersection as we were unsure where the trail led next. Nice ride especially if you're looking for something different than a ride through the woods.

I-275 Metro Trail

Generally well-kept trail

October, 2016 by vortex58

This trail is very smooth asphalt from S. Huron Road (exit 11 on I275) up through where it merges with the Hines Drive road and trail (aprox. 20 miles). There are two railroad crossings that were not improved. One is just south of where I94 crosses I275, the trail goes under a railroad tressel, it narrows and the asphalt is old and bumpy. The other place is where the trail crosses Van Born Road (south of US12), I 275 overpasses Van Born and there is a wash where water from the freeway erodes down the embankment and sediment spreads across the trail after a heavy rain on the north side of Van Born. From there the trail is like a concrete sidewalk, with a chain-link fence on the east side, the trail ascends to overpass a railroad. The whole overpass is like the sidewalk and the concrete plates are shifting and breaking up somewhat, there are no "pot holes" as yet. This overpass represents the largest hill on most of the trail except a steep hill where the trail drops down into Hines Park area. I enjoy this trail very much overall.

Lakelands Trail State Park

A Horse Trail, Not A Bike Trail

October, 2016 by cliffordzang

First off, my wife and I have fitness bikes that we have outfitted to be able to handle crushed limestone trails and have done multiple limestone and gravel trails. This trail was much different. We started on the Stockbridge end and quickly realized that this was a different trail than what we were used to. It was a two-track for much of the beginning mileage. We were still able to make it a third of the way to Hamburg before turning around because my wife ran over a bucket handle that was hit by a lawnmower that had cleared some of the brush on the side. Luckily, she wasn't hurt and her bike's only damage was a bent front fender.

After I got home I checked the trail's page on the DNR website and found out that they listed the Stockbridge end as a horse trail and the Hamburg end as a bike trail. Unfortunately, I also found out that they are also only doing emergency maintenance on the trail and are seeking someone to take over the trail. That seems like it would make more sense to handle the maintenance part before discussing an expansion to the southwest (Jackson) like they are.

It makes me sad to give a poor review, because the scenery was very pretty, which prompted me to give it two stars instead of one.

Granger Meadows Park Trail

Love

October, 2016 by aparrish1983

This park is everything you need! Peaceful,beautiful and a great family spot! One of my favorites to workout at as well!

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