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Explore the best rated trails in Rochester, MI, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Chevy Commons Trail and Genesee Valley Trail . With more than 64 trails covering 475 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.
This trail starts at Whitmore Lake and goes all the way to Jackson prison. The trail is mostly crushed limestone which is smooth and flat. Nice scenery the whole way. The trail goes very close to the prison. You can even see the inmates exercising in the yard. It was like a movie set.
Nicely maintained trail with benches along the way. Lots of geocaches along this trail too.
Rode from Marine City High School, north on the inland route to Yankee Road, north of St. Clair and then back south thru St. Clair and on the section that runs close to the river. This trail needs work! It is rough - lots of root bumps, bump at every road crossing and the weeds along Recor Road and King Road south of St. Clair cover half the trail. In one spot on the King Road section, I had no choice but to let the weeds rub on my legs - they are that far over the trail. Won't be back here until improvements are made.
I tried the trail for the first time today. I started at the parking lot off Barton. As I entered the city, I found it very confusing. Various trails ended up on city streets with no indication of where the trail picked up again. I finally was able to find my way to the long stretch along the river. More markings are needed, especially where the trail branches off, to help guide us on the right direction!
Whether you’re walking or biking, this trail is a smooth path, mostly paved, and filled with wildlife and gorgeous wildflowers, water, and benches for a rest or talk! The overpass over the highway, is a great option for a cycling challenge, on this mostly flat ride.
No worth my drive anything but peaceful and pretty¿
I rode the entirety of the Macomb Orchard Trail starting in Rochester and ending in Richmond. I rode on a very hot early September day and found that the trail was mostly shaded and provided good respite from the intense sun. The trail is in very good condition, is well marked and the towns along the trail provide options for food and refreshments.
There are many road crossings especially when starting in Rochester. It was fairly easy to find the trail but you will have to cross busy intersections which will force you to stop and wait for traffic signals. The road crossings do become less frequent halfway to Richmond but they are frequent enough to disrupt you from a nice, steady cadence.
Along with more frequent road crossings in the first miles from Rochester the scenery is mostly residential at first. Around mile 10 or 11 there is a welcome shift to more rural and wooded scenery. I would rate the ride from Romeo to Richmond a 5/5 with the ride from Rochester to Romeo a 3/5.
Started in Rochester due to slight incline to Lake Orion. Park in municipal lot as website says. We had to download the map to find exact start just over footbridge. Had lunch at Paint Creek Cider Mill. Trail very well maintained and shady.
I biked from Marine City to Blue Water Bridge and back with a mountain bike (50 miles). I would never recommend using a rode bike on this path as it’s too bumpy. In my opinion the scenery seems mostly urban mixed with suburbs. I downloaded the map using the Rails to Trails app and for the most part the map allowed me to pick up the trail when there was a “break” between sections. This trail is not for leisure family fun. It runs along busy roads with many interaction crossings and not many places to stop for water. The Blue Water Bridge was very cool to see. And I stopped for lunch in Prot Huron. I’m glad for the experience but I won’t bike this again .
We started at Whitmore Lake Road and biked 3 miles past Gregory. The parts of the trail that are paved are excellent. And road bike worthy. The crushed stone path is also very well-kept. There are some leaves and debris across the trail but nothing alarming. My husband and I were on mountain bikes. However, we saw many people on road bikes on the crushed stone. Beautiful scenery. We will ride this again.
We rode this a few years ago and the bumps and cracks made it less than desirable. New pavement made it nice and smooth.
Great trail for a long ride thru the woods. Plenty of shade with a little sun as well. Can’t wait until fall to see all the beautiful colors that it will bring to this ride.
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