Onaway Trails and Maps

Looking for the best trails around Onaway?

Find the top rated trails in Onaway, whether you're looking an easy walking path or a long bike trail, you'll find what you're looking for. Click on a trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

  • Relevance
  • Name
  • Length
Activities
Length
Surfaces
Type
13 Results
Activities
Length
Surfaces
Type

Alpena Bi-Path

14 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Cinder

Alpena to Hillman Trail

22 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

6.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Gravel

Huron Sunrise Trail

8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Little Traverse Wheelway

23.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Accordion

North Central State Trail

62 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

North Eastern State Trail

71 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

North Western State Trail

32 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Shingle Mill Pathway

12 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Spring Brook Pathway

5 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Dirt

St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail

26 mi
State: MI
Dirt, Gravel

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Trails

22.5 mi
State: MI
Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...
MI 14 mi Asphalt, Cinder
The scenic Alpena to Hillman Trail runs for 22 miles across northern Michigan on a former railroad corridor. The surface is largely improved, so the trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, as ...
MI 22 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt
Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...
MI 6.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a ...
MI 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
icture-postcard-worthy views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline greet visitors to the Little Traverse Wheelway in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The paved trail rolls for 24 miles from Charlevoix ...
MI 23.7 mi Asphalt
Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and cultural ...
MI 8.3 mi Asphalt
The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways of Michigan, with connections to well-¿established tourist towns at both ...
MI 62 mi Crushed Stone
Accordion
The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative experience as you travel through wetlands, farmland, forests, and a few small ...
MI 71 mi Crushed Stone
The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—passes through many communities along the way, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Brutus, Pellston, ...
MI 32 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at ...
MI 12 mi Dirt
The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and ...
MI 5 mi Ballast, Dirt
The St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail is located almost entirely within the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The follows an abandoned rail corridor from the town of St. Ignace north ...
MI 26 mi Dirt, Gravel
Tahquamenon Falls State Park has a series of six trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, covering more than 22 miles. Some of the trails are loops, while others join the loops. The scenic trails wind ...
MI 22.5 mi Dirt, Grass

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favourite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Trails by activity

Alpena Bi-Path

MI - 14 miles

Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

MI - 6.5 miles

Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...

Huron Sunrise Trail

MI - 8 miles

The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a ...

Little Traverse Wheelway

MI - 23.7 miles

icture-postcard-worthy views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline greet visitors to the Little Traverse Wheelway in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The paved trail rolls for 24 miles from Charlevoix ...

Accordion

Little Traverse Wheelway

MI - 23.7 miles

icture-postcard-worthy views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline greet visitors to the Little Traverse Wheelway in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The paved trail rolls for 24 miles from Charlevoix ...

Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

MI - 8.3 miles

Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and cultural ...

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways of Michigan, with connections to well-¿established tourist towns at both ...

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative experience as you travel through wetlands, farmland, forests, and a few small ...

North Western State Trail

MI - 32 miles

The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—passes through many communities along the way, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Brutus, Pellston, ...

Alpena Bi-Path

MI - 14 miles

Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...

Alpena to Hillman Trail

MI - 22 miles

The scenic Alpena to Hillman Trail runs for 22 miles across northern Michigan on a former railroad corridor. The surface is largely improved, so the trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, as ...

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

MI - 6.5 miles

Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...

Huron Sunrise Trail

MI - 8 miles

The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a ...

Accordion

Huron Sunrise Trail

MI - 8 miles

The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a ...

Little Traverse Wheelway

MI - 23.7 miles

icture-postcard-worthy views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline greet visitors to the Little Traverse Wheelway in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The paved trail rolls for 24 miles from Charlevoix ...

Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

MI - 8.3 miles

Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and cultural ...

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways of Michigan, with connections to well-¿established tourist towns at both ...

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative experience as you travel through wetlands, farmland, forests, and a few small ...

North Western State Trail

MI - 32 miles

The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—passes through many communities along the way, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Brutus, Pellston, ...

Shingle Mill Pathway

MI - 12 miles

The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at ...

Spring Brook Pathway

MI - 5 miles

The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and ...

St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail

MI - 26 miles

The St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail is located almost entirely within the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The follows an abandoned rail corridor from the town of St. Ignace north ...

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Trails

MI - 22.5 miles

Tahquamenon Falls State Park has a series of six trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, covering more than 22 miles. Some of the trails are loops, while others join the loops. The scenic trails wind ...

Alpena Bi-Path

MI - 14 miles

Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a level, ...

Alpena to Hillman Trail

MI - 22 miles

The scenic Alpena to Hillman Trail runs for 22 miles across northern Michigan on a former railroad corridor. The surface is largely improved, so the trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, as ...

Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

MI - 6.5 miles

Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, ...

Huron Sunrise Trail

MI - 8 miles

The Huron Sunrise Trail follows the shore of Lake Huron from south of Rogers City, through town and north to end at 40 Mile Lighthouse. The scenic trail links the town with Vogler Conservation Area, a ...

Accordion

Little Traverse Wheelway

MI - 23.7 miles

icture-postcard-worthy views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline greet visitors to the Little Traverse Wheelway in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The paved trail rolls for 24 miles from Charlevoix ...

Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

MI - 8.3 miles

Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and cultural ...

North Central State Trail

MI - 62 miles

The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways of Michigan, with connections to well-¿established tourist towns at both ...

North Eastern State Trail

MI - 71 miles

The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative experience as you travel through wetlands, farmland, forests, and a few small ...

North Western State Trail

MI - 32 miles

The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—passes through many communities along the way, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Brutus, Pellston, ...

Shingle Mill Pathway

MI - 12 miles

The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at ...

Spring Brook Pathway

MI - 5 miles

The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and ...

St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail

MI - 26 miles

The St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail is located almost entirely within the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The follows an abandoned rail corridor from the town of St. Ignace north ...

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Trails

MI - 22.5 miles

Tahquamenon Falls State Park has a series of six trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, covering more than 22 miles. Some of the trails are loops, while others join the loops. The scenic trails wind ...

Recent Trail Reviews

North Western State Trail

Super smooth

May, 2017 by teddgram

I rode this during the summer of 2016 on our ride from Grand Rapids to the Mackinaw Bridge. This was by far one of the best sections of our ride. The state has taken a lot of precautions to make sure that this trail is to not be used by snowmobilers or ATVs. The surfarce may be dirt (or gravel), but it's so smooth it could easily be enjoyed by a road biker.

North Central State Trail

Share the trail with some animal buddies

December, 2016 by spm138

Biked from Gaylord to Topinabee. The trail is very nice and secluded. Check the wind direction before you begin. We had a strong headwind for some of the ride. However, even with the wind there were areas where you tucked behind the trees. Trail is cinder and moves from farmland to forest. Deer, Skunks, Racoons, and Fox all shared the trail or crossed it during our ride. Sheep and goats grazed in fields along the way. Very enjoyable and crosses creeks and rivers with bridges that tempt you into a water stop. Just outside of Topinabee (Breakers) is a bar/restaurant (about 33 miles of biking). It is parallel to the trail on the left and hard to miss. Reward was a great beer, wonderful atmosphere, and the food (did not eat) looked great. Next year plan to do the trail from Mackinaw.

North Western State Trail

Beautiful, Mixed Surface Trail in Good Condition

October, 2016 by roadkillbill

We rode the entirety of the trail from Spring Lake to Mackinaw City and back. It is asphalt from Spring Lake to Alanson, crushed limestone until Mackinaw City. I have found surfaces described as “crushed limestone” to range from coarse, gray dust to pea gravel; think of this trail surface as a 75/25 mix of lentils and peas. For most of the non-paved section, the crushed limestone is applied as an ideally thin layer, although it is a little thicker in Alanson and Pellston. Nothing to whine about, but traction is diminished and you’ll pedal just a little bit harder in those areas (until traffic and winter compact the surface). I used 700 x 42 mm tires, my riding companion used 700 x 38 tires. That size range seemed just about right for the non-paved areas. The trail is very close to completely flat and grades are barely perceptible. As of October 2016, the trail is very well-groomed for its entirety.

You’ll get views of some nice lakes and ponds at the southern end of the trail. Portions to the north are almost completely tree-lined, even though you are just off the highway. Trail facilities (water, restrooms) are non-existent, but the trail is so close to the highway that there is no problem.

Very nice scenery overall. I recommend this trip.

Accordion

North Western State Trail

Beautiful easy ride between Alanson and Oden

September, 2016 by mikehammack

We parked in Alanson and rode to Oden and back. The trail was smoothly paved and easy in this section. We visited the State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center in Oden and found it interesting, fun and a beautiful setting. Note that the Hatchery is not in Alanson as it says under "Parking and Access", but on the West side of Oden.

North Central State Trail

Beautiful Trail! Gaylord out 13 and Back.

September, 2016 by sweetcat

We got a late start and found the trial head in Gaylord at the soccer fields. We biked about 13 miles out and returned getting back before sunset. The trail is a gentle downgrade from Gaylord. When you head back be prepared for it to be a slight uphill the entire way. This is a beautiful trail. We rode several miles beyond Vanderbilt and then turned around. Had we gotten an earlier start we would have gone further. It is one of those trails where you must force yourself to turn around and head back. Even my companion who rarely bikes and was getting tired and dreading the ride back experienced some moments of wishful thinking that he could handle a longer ride just so we could go a bit further down the trail! It really is that beautiful. You feel as if you are out in the middle of the woods even though you are often quite close to the highway. The trail is well cared for and even though we went between rain storms the trail was fairly firm under our wheels. Since we left fairly late we only saw three other people on the trail but many more were returning to the trailhead as we were unloading the car to start. We plan on returning Michigan and biking the rest of the trail!

Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

Where Parents Can Tell Their Children to Play on the Highway

August, 2016 by twotandemfamily

Car-free Mackinac Island is life at Victorian speed. Main Street is packed with bustling commerce including freight hauling. Yet little children on tiny 12" bicycles, of which we observed several, are perfectly safe in the middle of the highway. It brought to mind a couple lines from Fred Reed's song about another famous Michigan icon, Mr. Ford: "Well it seems your contribution to man, To say the least got a little out of hand."

Little Traverse Wheelway

Magnificent Sunset over Little Traverse Bay

August, 2016 by twotandemfamily

The sunset over the water was spectacular on our evening ride/picnic. It must often be so, as we observed several people with nice cameras, some prepared with tripods.

Little Traverse Wheelway

Michigan Gem

August, 2016 by catalina30

Made our annual summer trip to Petoskey to ride this trail. We have nothing like it downstate. We rode from Bay View to Spring Lake Park and back. It runs along Lake Michigan with great views and a wonderful breeze. There are places to picnic and fill our water bottles and use the restroom all along the way. We rode 22 miles RT and it was awesome. All asphalt and flat and not heavily used as you might expect. A perfect trail and one of our State's gems.

North Western State Trail

not asphalt

August, 2016 by mconnors

I rode this trail a couple of weeks ago, starting in Mackinaw City down to Schmalzreid Rd. I was disappointed that after the first 1.5 mile or so it is NOT asphalt but pebbly stone. It's really not a bad surface for me, with my hybrid bike, but I was with a young friend with very narrow tires on his racing bike, and it's definitely not a surface for that sort of bike. In fact, we cut our ride short and came back on the shoulder of US 31. It's a beautiful trail, but I'm really writing this to register a complaint with your website -- it misleads the reader to think the trail is paved when it is not. For others' sake, please make it clear which section are/are not hard surface. I love RTC and TrailLink, but want to be able to depend on you for accurate information.
Mike

North Western State Trail

Great New Trail

August, 2016 by catalina30

Just rode this trail yesterday the 15 miles RT from Petoskey to Alanson. It connects nicely to the Wheelway in Petoskey at the Spring Lake Park with lots of shaded parking, modern restrooms and a bike repair kiosk. Petoskey State Park and downtown Petoskey are nearby. The trail is all asphalt and is flat all the way. There is a cute lending library just outside Petoskey before you get to the lake viewing area. See the attached photo. It goes right by the Oden Fish Hatchery where you can purchase food for 25 cents to feed the trout. There are restrooms and a little gift shop. The tour is great as well. The only thing I did not like was the closeness to 31 just before you get to Alanson. It was pretty noisy and not as scenic as other parts of the trail. Definitely worth a ride.

Alpena to Hillman Trail

Alpena to Hillman

August, 2016 by craigraycraft

My wife and i looked for this trail west of Alpena and found where it crosses 65 near Lachine. This section is not a bike trail, in fact it'not a trail at all, but a winter snowmobile trail only. Looking in both directions from 65 you can not make out even a hint of a trail just a field one direction and someones yard the other direction. There is absolutely no entrance to the trail from the park and ride near Little Town Lounge.

Mackinac Island Loop (State Highway 185)

Gorgeous Scenery

July, 2016 by catalina30

This is a "must ride" if you are planning a trip to Mackinaw Island. We have been coming here for nearly five decades when we originally took our bikes to the island on one of the ferries for FREE. Now, it is $10. This trip around the island is absolutely breathtaking with a nice spot at British Landing, at the halfway point, for having a picnic and taking a break. The views of the Mighty Mac as well as the Straits are beautiful. This is a really easy ride. We celebrated our 49th anniversary with this ride around the island in June 2016. But we also enjoy all the trails throughout the top of the island as well. You just have to be prepared for some hills. A tour of the Governor's Mansion on Wednesdays, or a tour of the Carriage Museum or the Butterfly Conservancy near the Grand Hotel are worth the climb up to the top of the island with your bikes.

Find Nearby City trails

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR