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Explore the best rated trails in Waterford, MI, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Vassar Rail Trail and Genesee Valley Trail . With more than 67 trails covering 533 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

Southwest Greenway

Nice Addition

March, 2024 by jarboe

This is a very nice short trail running from the Detroit River out to the Train Station. In early 2024 the West Riverfront Park is under construction so entrance to this trail on the south end by the river is tricky to find, you enter from Jefferson Avenue. Nice to see the Detroit Riverwalk growing in length each year. One of the nicest river fronts in the country.

ITC Corridor Trail (Canton)

just walked this trail earlier today some spots on trail was a muddy mess, it's a gravel trail... Other then that not a bad trail.

February, 2024 by jessiereid10279

just walked this trail earlier today some spots on trail was a muddy mess, it's a gravel trail... Other then that not a bad trail.

Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park

Mike Levine Trail

December, 2023 by ferretnutz

Nice paved path from Pettysville Road and M 36 marshaling area through Pinckney. The path turns to fine crushed stone near Anderson and was quite a chore to ride on due to wet, low light areas which had not dried out. Not great in this area for bikes on a leisurely ride. Nice dry, sunny day of 50 degrees. The path will probably not dry out here all winter.

Accordion

Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park

Great Trail

October, 2023 by rick888

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.

Southern Links Trailway

Fall ride with forests and wetland views

October, 2023 by katmai_tl

Nicely maintained trail with benches along the way. Lots of geocaches along this trail too.

Bridge to Bay Trail

ROUGH

October, 2023 by mwskibike

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.

Border-to-Border Trail

Trail needs better markings!

September, 2023 by 72qr2qp99s

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!

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

Ionia to Pewoma

September, 2023 by dmrober25

We rode today from Ionia to Pewoma. The trail was cleared from the trees that were down in August. It was a beautiful ride with the leaves starting to fall. About 22 miles out and back!

West Bloomfield Trail

All Seasons Lovely Trail

September, 2023 by lauri.dailey

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.

I-696 Trail

696 Trail

September, 2023 by shawna.colantuone

No worth my drive anything but peaceful and pretty¿

Macomb Orchard Trail

Just a few too many road crossings from five stars

September, 2023 by robert.richter89

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.

Paint Creek Trail (MI)

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.

August, 2023 by lorimilroy4

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.

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