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Applewood Trail

1.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System

17.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Bay-Zil Rail Trail

7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Bicentennial Park Pathway

2.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Black Creek Nature Trail

1.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Cass City Walking Trail

1.4 mi
State: MI
Grass, Gravel

Chevy Commons Trail

0.89 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Chippewa Trail

4.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Flint River Trail (MI)

17 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

41.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

41.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Gale Road Trail

2.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Genesee Valley Trail

4.43 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Genessee Road Trail

0.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail

4.2 mi
State: MI
Concrete

Grand Blanc Bike Path

1.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Grand Curve Trail

4.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Hampton Township Nature Trail

2.4 mi
State: MI
Gravel

Harger Line Rail-Trail

10.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Jewett Trail

1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Accordion

Kettering Gateway Trail

0.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Linear Park Pathway

2.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

M-21 Non-Motorized Path

1.66 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

30 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Pere Marquette State Trail

53 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Polly Ann Trail

34.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Saginaw Township Pathway

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

11 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Southern Links Trailway

10.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Woodchips

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

13.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Thomas Township Trail

2.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Tittabawassee Township Path

5.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Trolley Line Trail (MI)

2.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Vassar Rail Trail

2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Zilwaukee Pathway

2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Applewood Trail connects Mott Community College and several city parks with the lengthy Flint River Trail, the backbone of the Flint area's trail network. The trail runs along the roadway through...
MI 1.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System connects a nature trail in a wildlife refuge on the shores of Lake Huron to a loop trail around the bustling port of Bay City. From the same 17-mile paved...
MI 17.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Eastern Michigan's 7-mile Bay-Zil Rail Trail is lined with trees and traverses picturesque farmland. The paved rail-trail follows the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, which hauled both timber and...
MI 7 mi Asphalt
The hard surface trail runs from Creasey Bicentennial Park to the Western edge of Grand Blanc Township. Beginning at the park on Grand Blanc Road, the trail takes you past a dog park and athletic...
MI 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Black Creek Nature Trail begins at the Davison Township Municipal Center and winds its way to the trail system in the City of Davison’s Jack Abernathy Regional Park. Travelers on the trail will...
MI 1.6 mi Asphalt
This short trail through the village of Cass City begins at the Hills and Dales Hospital and follows a linear park to the Cass River, where the trail dead ends. The gravel and grass trail is suitable...
MI 1.4 mi Grass, Gravel
Clocking in at just under a mile long, the Chevy Commons Trail provides a vital connection between the Genesee Valley Trail and the Flint River Trail, allowing trail users unfettered access to the...
MI 0.89 mi Asphalt
The Chippewa Trail offers a paved 4-mile route from Midland to the Chippewa Nature Center, part of a beautiful 1,200-acre preserve, where you'll find a wildlife viewing area, river overlook and...
MI 4.1 mi Asphalt
The Flint River Trail begins near downtown at the University of Michigan-Flint campus and heads north along both sides of the Flint River to Bluebell Beach on the reservoir, a popular county park that...
MI 17 mi Asphalt
The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee (CIS) Rail Trail stretches 41 miles between the mid-Michigan towns of Ionia and Owosso, offering a mix of pastoral and wooded landscapes. It crosses three...
MI 41.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The paved Fred Meijer Heartland Trail rolls for 42 miles through farmland and forests in central Michigan as it links a half-dozen rural towns with recreational opportunities. Its route follows the...
MI 41.8 mi Asphalt
This unassuming recreational path in Goodrich, Genesee County is actually a part of the Iron Belle Trail, Michigan's state-spanning multiuse trail system. The Gale Road Trail starts near Perry Road...
MI 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Genesee Valley Trail is a paved, multi-use pathway that helps to link suburban areas in Flint Township with the downtown core of the city of Flint, giving cyclists and pedestrians a convenient...
MI 4.43 mi Asphalt
The Genesse Road Trail sits on the western side of Genessee Road in Grand Blanc. The neighborhood trail extends for just over 3/4-mile, from Perry Road in the South to Kings Fairway Lane at the north...
MI 0.8 mi Asphalt
The George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail winds along scenic Pine Run Creek in the City of Clio. From a hub downtown at Clio Park, the paved trail branches out through the city, providing access to a...
MI 4.2 mi Concrete
This is a dedicated sidepath in Grand Blanc that is suitable for a casual stroll, a quick jog or an easy ride. The trail sits on the north side of Grand Blanc Road, through mainly residential...
MI 1.6 mi Asphalt
Beginning near downtown Midland, the Grand Curve Trail travels east for over 4 miles. The trail starts at the rotunda that hosts the Midland Area Farmers Market, near the Tridge, a three-way bridge...
MI 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Hampton Township Nature Trail is a 2-mile gravel trail that begins at Finn Road Park winding through marshy areas, woods, skirts farm fields, and ending at a boat launch on Jones Road. Along the...
MI 2.4 mi Gravel
The Harger Line Rail-Trail runs for an arrow-straight 10 miles through farmland in rural Saginaw County. The trail opened in 2008, two years after the underlying Harger Line Railway corridor was...
MI 10.1 mi Asphalt
Jewett Trail is both the name of the road, as well as the off-street bike-ped path, circling the Grand Blanc Community High School complex. The pathway, which sits on the southern edge of the trail,...
MI 1 mi Asphalt
Accordion
A short paved trail that runs from the city of Flint's Kellar Park to the newly refurbished Chevy Commons park along the Flint River, the Kettering Gateway Trail provides a useful link in the city's...
MI 0.7 mi Asphalt
The shared use trail snakes across the township hitting its most important landmarks in the process, including Saginaw Valley State University in the north, Krossroads Park in the east, and Kochville...
MI 7 mi Asphalt
Lapeer’s Linear Park Pathway courses through the city, connecting several parks with residences and businesses. A portion of the trail runs on a former railroad corridor; the same one now home to the...
MI 2.3 mi Asphalt
While not the most scenic of trails, the M-21 Non-Motorized Path provides a useful ten-foot wide asphalt path through a suburban stretch of Flint Township, connecting at its eastern end to the Genesee...
MI 1.66 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Many factors contribute to the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail’s popularity. It runs for 30 miles on smooth asphalt that is well maintained and, at 14 feet, wide enough to ride or walk side-by-side. At...
MI 30 mi Asphalt
The Pere Marquette State Trail, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, begins in Clare and courses for 53 miles west through beautiful woodlands and fields to Baldwin. If you want to...
MI 53 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Polly Ann Trail is a 34-mile long, non-motorized trail extending north from suburban Detroit on a former Pontiac, Oxford & Northern Railroad corridor. The trail is managed separately by groups in...
MI 34.2 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
This trail continues right where the Kochville Township Multi-use Pathway, on Tittawabasee Road. (In fact, the two trails are sometimes referred to as the Kochville-Saginaw Pathway). It occupies the...
MI 3 mi Asphalt
The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail offers a year-round rural retreat from the urban confines of Saginaw. Rolling through a continuous woodsy border past farms, fields, and game areas for 11 miles, the...
MI 11 mi Asphalt
The Southern Links Trailway is a 10-mile rail-trail that connects the communities of Columbiaville, Otter Lake and Millington in central Michigan. While the trail is paved with smooth asphalt, an...
MI 10.2 mi Asphalt, Woodchips
The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects...
MI 13.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Thomas Township Trail provides a paved, north-south route of just over 2 miles through this Michigan community. It begins at a connection with the popular Saginaw Valley Rail Trail, which heads...
MI 2.3 mi Asphalt
Freeland Pathway is a 2.5 mile trail in Tittawabassee Township in Freeland, Michigan. The trail is a smooth ribbon of asphalt paralleling Midland Road (SR 47), and features some inclines, although it...
MI 5.2 mi Asphalt
The Trolley Line Trail, which opened in 2009, runs north from the City of Clio to the Saginaw County line at Willard Road in Vienna Township. It is so-named because it occupies a corridor that once...
MI 2.8 mi Asphalt
The Vassar Rail Trail weaves through the small community of Vassar, Michigan. The trail segment built on a former railroad corridor is located on the western bank of the Cass River and is perhaps the...
MI 2 mi Asphalt
The Zilwaukee Pathway offers a paved route through the eastern Michigan city of Zilwaukee. It begins on the western shore of the Saginaw River at Zilwaukee Riverfront Park, where you'll find parking,...
MI 2 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

Alabastor Arboretum Trail

October, 2021 by csbstar

I didn’t see this trail listed. It connects to the Tawas Trail. It is 6.5 miles long. It parallels US 23 , but does go up and around. There is a bridge and and off path which lead to the water! I think it needs to be added.

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

Fred Meijer CIS Rail Trail

October, 2021 by laculver7

From Owosso to Ionia it’s a great riding trail. Love the mix of shade, sun, wild life. The small towns along the way offer pit stops (Trail heads) for food, water and restrooms. Very surprised it’s not busier, also kinda glad! More connections to come to other trails will be added bonus.

Harger Line Rail-Trail

The Best Rollerskating Path

September, 2021 by nikianarchy

The smoothest, cleanest pathway for skating with minimal traffic crossings. Plus all the people here are the kindest and we have the best dogs of any path. Beautiful abundant nature.
My.bio/nikianarchy for videos and pics :)

Accordion

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

beautiful day and great trail from North Bradley to Claire

September, 2021 by patricia.l.glasgow

The trail has many restrooms and is in good shape. Beautiful trees and farms along the way.

Polly Ann Trail

Very nice

September, 2021 by jackmallory

We rode from Oxford to Leonard, then back to Oxford. I prefer asphalt trails (I ride a hybrid bike), but this was very rideable with hardpacked crushed stone and was pretty flat. The first mile or so going out of town is next to a busy road, but once the trail turns more north and away from that road, it is a very pleasant, pretty trail. Lots of shade and out in the countryside. Not very busy either and in good shape. Not sure if it would be muddy in certain parts in the spring, but when we went it was fine. Highly recommend this trail, at least the part we explored.

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

Fast and Smooth Ride

September, 2021 by aspergers

I rode the 30 miles from Clare to Midland and I was impressed by the condition of the trail. Sections are even sealed blacktop. All the cracks had filler and the vegetation was mowed at least 3 feet off the trail. I left the trail around Sanford as the trail is closed due to flood damage resulting from two private dams which failed, sending millions on gallons of water through the area. It was easy enough to ride on the shoulder of Saginaw Rd for a bit until the trail opened back up. I enjoyed this ride.

Polly Ann Trail

Well Kept Trail with Multiple Personalities

September, 2021 by mtraver

As of September 2021 the trail is a mix of asphalt and crushed limestone that works its way through suburban lots, farm fields and local towns. The full trail is knit together with bits and pieces of trails in various stages of maturity. We parked at the Indianwood Rd Trailhead and rode around 3 miles south and 7 miles north. Here's what we found:

- Clarkston Rd to Joslyn Rd - a straight run along the old rail line with a crushed limestone surface
- Old Rail Bed to Joslyn/Heights intersection - this section is an old concrete pad sidewalk.
- Heights Rd to Joslyn Rd - a well kept asphalt path separate from the street that runs along the east side of Joslyn Road.
- Joslyn Rd to Indianwood Trailhead: a narrow paved track that runs through the woods along Indianwood Rd for about a quarter mile.
- Indianwood Rd to Drahner Rd - a level, peaceful run through the country on crushed limestone.
- Drahner Rd to Louck Street (in Oxford) - a long stretch of paved asphalt path that includes a dedicated bridge over Washington Street.
- Louck Street and beyond - crushed limestone and dirt track that runs through woods and lakeland. The path in this area occasionally suffers from wash-outs, so keep an eye out for loose gravel and sand.

Overall a very nice ride and a good location, but the experience was inconsistent.

Harger Line Rail-Trail

great track, nice views

September, 2021 by kdlim5

If you like long straight tracks, then you will enjoy this one. It seems like it might be boring but it is quite scenic and quiet.

George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail

Challenging but uneven

August, 2021 by prholland95

We enjoyed riding this trail, but you have to watch out for uneven spots.

Zilwaukee Pathway

Husband and I wanted a 4 mile walk. Miles were not accurate. Started at the park on Front St and when we got to Venoy we still had 2.57 to go. Enjoyed the scenery ¿

August, 2021 by kimberlymcclorey

Husband and I wanted a 4 mile walk. Miles were not accurate. Started at the park on Front St and when we got to Venoy we still had 2.57 to go. Enjoyed the scenery ¿

Pere Marquette State Trail

Evart to Clare

August, 2021 by ielpmike

Evart to Clare is one of the nicest stretches I’ve ever ridden. The trail is smooth and the scenery is beautiful. Anything west of Evart is barely rideable, with constant cracks and bumps. There wasn’t a lot of shade but there were plenty of places to stop along the way and cool off, including several bike friendly stores.

Chippewa Trail

Scenery is beautiful.

July, 2021 by jaabnet

Scenery is beautiful.

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