Monroe, MI Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Border-to-Border Trail

19.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Brownstown Township Trail

2.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Chelsea Community Wellness Path

1.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Woodchips

Chessie Circle Trail

11 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Clinton River Trail

16 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Dequindre Cut Greenway

1.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Detroit RiverWalk

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail

2.36 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

East-West Connector Trail

2.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fieldcrest Pathway

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Flat Rock Pathway

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Grosse Ile Trail

6.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Huron Valley Trail

12.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

I-275 Metro Trail

33.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

ITC Corridor Trail (Canton)

2.97 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

ITC Corridor Trail (Novi)

4.66 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Island Lake Pathway

4.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Island Lake Trail Connector

0.8 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Kensington Metropark Trail

9.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Accordion

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

4 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

M-5 Metro Trail

2.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail

2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Metro Connector Trail

2.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Metro Parkway Trail

10.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Michigan Air Line Trail

5.45 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park

34 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Milford Trail

4.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

North-South Connector Trail

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

River Raisin Heritage Trail

7.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Riverbend Preserve Rail-Trail

0.1 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Rockwood Pathway

1.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Slippery Elm Trail

13.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sylvania River Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Towpath Trail

9.1 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Trenton Walking Path

2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

University/Parks Trail

6.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wabash Cannonball Trail

62.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Wabash Cannonball Trail Connector

1.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

16.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

West Bloomfield Trail

6.8 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
Providing nearly two and a half miles of paved trail through a mixture of suburban and industrial land, the Brownstown Township Trail may not be much of a destination trail, but it is a great resource...
MI 2.4 mi Asphalt
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...
MI 1.5 mi Asphalt, Woodchips
The Chessie Circle Trail (formerly Westside Corridor Rail-to-Trail) provides a paved (and compacted stone), 11-mile north-south route through western Toledo built along the former Toledo Terminal...
OH 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Clinton River Trail is a 16-mile recreational trail on an abandoned rail line through the heart of Oakland County, including the cities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and...
MI 16 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path nearly 2 miles long in downtown Detroit. The trail has separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps at Lafayette Street,...
MI 1.8 mi Asphalt
Along its 3.5-mile route, the RiverWalk offers breathtaking views of the Detroit River and city skyline. Recreational opportunities abound as the trail links Milliken State Park and numerous plazas...
MI 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail circles International Park along the east bank of the Maumee River in East Toledo. The trail runs between the Main Street bridge and Navarre Avenue, where it...
OH 2.36 mi Asphalt
The East-West Connector Trail is true to its name, providing an important off-road connection between several trails in the Downriver Linked Greenways network, which enables cyclists and pedestrians...
MI 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Fieldcrest Pathway stretches 3 miles in the Green Oak Township, a suburb of Detroit. The trail follows Fieldcrest Drive from Lee Road south to Silver Lake Road. The paved recreational trail...
MI 3 mi Asphalt
The Flat Rock Pathway is a paved asphalt path in the small, industrial community of Flat Rock, located on the banks of the Huron River not far from where it empties into Lake Erie. Part of the...
MI 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Grosse Ile Trail is a smooth, paved route running nearly the entire north–south length of Grosse Ile, which rests in the Detroit River between mainland Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The trail...
MI 6.2 mi Asphalt
This trail is actually composed of two trails: the 2-mile Rouge River Gateway Greenway and the 17.5-mile Hines Park Trail, which create a seamless 19.5-mile connection between Dearborn and...
MI 19.5 mi Asphalt
Paved and mostly flat, the Huron Valley Trail links several suburban communities, parks, and a large recreation area while providing connections to a growing network of trails. Forming a lowercase...
MI 12.2 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...
MI 33.2 mi Asphalt
Canton's ITC Corridor Trail makes use of a power-line utility corridor, converting this space that previously served as a barrier between neighborhoods into a means of connecting various parts of the...
MI 2.97 mi Crushed Stone
Clocking in at over four and a half miles, the ITC Corridor Trail in Novi is a fantastic recreational asset for the community, providing a paved pathway that connects neighborhoods and recreation...
MI 4.66 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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...
MI 4.3 mi Asphalt
The Island Lake Connector Trail allows cyclists, pedestrians, and other residents of Green Oak Township to connect to the Island Lake Recreation Area. The trail sits on a converted railroad bed, and...
MI 0.8 mi Crushed Stone
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...
MI 9.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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...
MI 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A popular destination year-round for residents across the Detroit area, the Lake Erie Metropark offers a wide variety of activities and recreation sites across its 1600-plus acres. Nestled along the...
MI 3 mi Asphalt
The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail closely follows the river for 4 miles through the town of Canton, located between the urban centers of Ann Arbor and Detroit. The compacted crushed stone pathway...
MI 4 mi Crushed Stone
The M-5 Metro Trail runs for 2 miles between Commerce Township and the city of Novi in southeastern Michigan. The paved trail parallels the west side of its namesake roadway (also known as the...
MI 2.2 mi Asphalt
This trail runs from the Matthaei Botanical Gardens two miles south to Parker Mill Park. It was conceived in response to the need for a safer alternative for non-motorized travelers. Dixboro Road only...
MI 2 mi Asphalt
The Metro Connector Trail works as its name suggests, closing the gap between two local favorites in Novi: the M-5 Metro Trail and the I-275 Metro Trail. The trail begins on 13 Mile Road and then...
MI 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Metro Parkway Trail—also known as the Freedom Trail—parallels the busy Metropolitan Parkway (16 Mile Road) through urban Macomb County. You'll find many street crossings throughout a mix of...
MI 10.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Michigan Air Line Trail stretches nearly 6 miles across the communities of Wixom, Walled Lake and Commerce Township in Oakland County. The trail begins on Wixom Road and travels east in the former...
MI 5.45 mi Asphalt
Tradition says that Michigan has 11,000 lakes. The eastern section of the Lakelands Trail State Park passes through a chain of them as it rolls from the town of Hamburg and Lakeland to Munith some 26...
MI 34 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: Parts of the Milford Trail will be closed from June to October 2020 for the Saginaw Trail Pipeline project. A map of the affected area can be found on the project website. The...
MI 4.2 mi Asphalt
The North Coast Inland Trail (NCIT) represents a regional collaboration among park districts across the Buckeye State to connect trails linking Ohio to Indiana and Pennsylvania. Begin this section...
OH 28 mi Asphalt
The aptly-named North-South Connector Trail provides a paved trail connection between the communities of Gibraltar and Trenton, in the area south of Detroit known as the Downriver. Part of a...
MI 3.5 mi Asphalt
An extension of the paved paths that connect the Oakwoods, Willow, and Lower Huron Metroparks, the Oakwoods Metropark to Flat Rock Trail allows you to continue your trail experience into the small...
MI 2 mi Asphalt
Running from the city of Monroe's popular Munson Park, through the city's charming historic downtown, and out to Sterling State Park - one of the most-frequented of Michigan's state parks - the River...
MI 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Stretching from the small riverside community of Rockwood to the East-West Connector Trail north of the city, the Rockwood Pathway provides a great way for cyclists and pedestrians to get around town...
MI 1.6 mi Asphalt
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
In 1875, the Bowling Green Railroad Company operated its first train from its namesake city in Ohio south to Tontogany on rails made from the wood of the local slippery elm tree. The trees were...
OH 13.1 mi Asphalt
The Sylvania River Trail follows the Ottawa River as it flows through the heart of town. The trail is a pathway for residents to get closer to the river and enjoy nature's scenic beauty just steps...
OH 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
For much of its 9-mile length, the Towpath Trail traces the scenic Maumee River, paralleling US 24 (at some distance), on the southwestern outskirts of Toledo. It traverses three parks as it follows...
OH 9.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
A paved path, suitable for walking and cycling, the Trenton Walking Path follows the small but tranquil Frank and Poet Creek through a series of parks and green space that cuts right through the heart...
MI 2 mi Asphalt
The University/Parks Trail is a wide, paved trail that extends from Toledo into its western suburbs along a former railroad corridor. More than half the trail also parallels an active freight...
OH 6.3 mi Asphalt
The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: its North Fork runs east–west for 46 miles and its South Fork makes up the balance of this nearly 63-mile trail. The forks...
OH 62.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Wabash Cannonball Trail Connector is a short, but valuable, paved route on the west end of Maumee that connects historical attractions, a popular park, and a rail-trail that spans more than 60...
OH 1.6 mi Asphalt
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...
MI 16.3 mi Asphalt
The West Bloomfield Trail sails along for nearly 7 miles through a municipality that claims to be one of the wettest in the nation—not from rainfall but from the sheer number of lakes (28), ponds...
MI 6.8 mi Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Sylvania River Trail

Not too bad

April, 2021 by dhhass

While we couldn’t ride the entire trail we were able to cover about 2 miles in a round trip. The Trail head at Burger King is a little sketchy, just have to watch out for drivers taking the turn pretty hard. Also not a huge fan of the crossing at Harroun Rd, but all in all it is a nice trail with some nice scenery.

Milford Trail

Local Favorite

April, 2021 by bklemz_tl

This is a nice, short connector trail between the Village of Milford and Kensington Metropark. Paved and smooth the entire way. The construction from last summer is long finished now and the trail has been restored. This trail is fairly hilly along its entire route. It will give you a pretty good workout, but at the Kensington end, you can reward yourself with a stop at the Dairy Queen! The entire route is very scenic with markers every half mile. It is mostly wooded, and passes over a dam, near a fenced dog park, and through the equestrian staging area at Kensington. Only one major road crossing. Wildlife spotting is common (deer, turkeys, hawks), especially through the Kensington portion.

Grosse Ile Trail

Nice but rough 4/21

April, 2021 by lperry3

The north part of this trail is quite nice, but the south half is very rough. The south end has many driveways cut through the older trail surface which makes for a rough ride. I rode this trail with my recumbent trike and will not do it again.

Accordion

ITC Corridor Trail (Novi)

Nice Trail

April, 2021 by slavamon

Very nice ride with some natural areas. Subdivision contractor should be fined for disrupting the trail for so long. Apparently, it’s been going on for over a year. The biggest issue is the contractor has cut off the asphalt where they are working and there’s a drop off of nearly a foot that you don’t notice when going south until you’re right at the end of end. You have to go around on mud/grass (if you see it in time)!

West Bloomfield Trail

Clean and Well Maintained

April, 2021 by sufen

The trail is nice, clean and beautiful. Further, it is not too crowded. We really enjoyed the hiking .

Border-to-Border Trail

Wonderful trail connecting Ypsi, Ann Arbor, Dexter and Chelsea

March, 2021 by ceanahikari

As a disclaimer, the Border-to-Border Trail isn't technically complete yet. There are still connecting pieces of it being worked on and created, but once this trail is complete you will be able to ride from Ypsilanti all the way to Chelsea without once having to turn onto any roads.

I rode this trail a lot in summer 2020, starting in Ypsi and making my way to either Ann Arbor or Dexter. It is a shared trail and goes through some very popular parks, so expect to see more leisurely bikers, runners/walkers and families on parts of this trail. Unless you're heading out very early or very late, this is not the trail to smash PRs or sprint on. It is a wonderful trail for scenic routes, has plenty of places to stop for a snack break (tables available in parks) and has access to restrooms (also available in the parks). There are a couple water fountains in certain sections on the trail for refilling any water bottles and there are also bike stations with air pumps for any needed bike repairs while on the trail.

There are sections that definitely need some TLC - hence the 4 star rating - mainly the section right after the Gallup Park wooden bridge (when heading west). The path here is rough - the pavement is rutted, not smooth and often I have to ride in the middle of the path since the edges are worn and broken. The going is very slow here -- but hopefully that will be repaired sometime in the future.

The Ann Arbor "terminus" is at Bandemeer Park. There currently isn't a connection to the Dexter portion of the B2B trail (currently being worked on and not slated for completion until 2022, I believe), so if you wish to continue your journey to Dexter some road riding is needed. You can either ride through the Barton Hills neighborhood (the first left outside of Bandemeer Park) to Huron River Drive, or take a shorter route through the Barton Nature Area to connect to Huron River Drive. The route through Barton Nature Area is short while the ride through Barton Hills is longer and has some steep hills (especially near the Barton Hills Golf Course). Still a pretty ride, though. Once you get to Huron River Drive -- there's no bike lanes but it's a popular road cycling route so drivers are usually familiar with seeing cyclists there. It's about 6 miles of curvy road riding on Huron River Drive before you can connect to the Dexter portion of the B2B trail. Ypsilanti to downtown Dexter is the longest section of the trail I've ridden so far, so I can't comment on the Dexter to Chelsea route.

Overall I highly recommend this trail, and I really commend the cities of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Dexter and Chelsea for creating and managing it. You can ride select parts of the trail or all of the trail -- since the B2B goes through main parks it's easy to drive and park at different spots to start. And since the trails also pass through or near each of the cities' downtown areas, you can also easily hop off to check out any restaurants, events or sites in town. My favorite stops are the Argo Cascades in Ann Arbor (you can pull to the side of the trail and watch the kayakers and tubers go down the river -- and even take a dip in the river if it's a particularly hot day), the local Dairy Queen in Dexter during the summer, the Dexter Cider Mill in the fall, and Go! Ice Cream in Ypsilanti any time of the year. When I'm doing shorter, leisurely rides with others I like to pack a lunch and bike from the east end of Gallup Park (off N Dixboro Road) to the Argo Cascades and stop to have lunch on the river bank and bike back, or bike from Ypsilanti to Gallup Park, have a picnic at Gallup Park and then bike back to Ypsilanti.

As one last head's up there is a local bike shop near the Ann Arbor B2B trail if you have any major bike issues during your trip - Sic Transit Cycles - only about 200 feet from the trail, right by the Argo Cascades.

Slippery Elm Trail

I use portions of this trail frequently

March, 2021 by kneppjs

I live near this trail and use small portions of it frequently. I love the solitude and natural atmosphere.

Kensington Metropark Trail

Great trail/beautiful scenery

March, 2021 by trafik25

The path is well maintained even in winter. The views at Kensington are truly spectacular, especially in fall on the I-96 side looking across Kent Lake. 4-stars because... COVID has brought out A LOT of foot traffic and it’s fairly clear many don’t know trail etiquette. It’s hard to get into any rhythm on a weekend because you’re dodging pedestrians. And many of them will move for you but some just stay in your way causing you to ditch into the grass. If you want a nice ride, go on a weeknight after work to avoid the COVID crowds.

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

Always a great ride!

February, 2021 by ryanplewis05

I live a couple miles away and I ride this trail often. Only a couple miles long but you get a nice mix of forest, marsh, and lakeside views! Path is smooth and cleared very quickly after snowfall, highly recommend!

ITC Corridor Trail (Novi)

great outdoor addition

February, 2021 by pavan.venkat

To to the proximity we Love to spend quality time on this trail with family and friends. It was a blessing during Covid time to spend outdoors and keep us healthy. Kudos to Novi city and ITC for bringing it to our community and to help make Novi better place to live.

North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky and Ottawa Counties)

Rails next to Trail

November, 2020 by pauerd

I had the chance to ride the whole NCIT from Genoa (newest part of trail) to Elyria. So many great restored train stops, bridges, and even railroad museum right on the trail. Active rail line next to trail for about 10 miles.
Most of trail is paved now but with some sections of loose gravel or even large ballast I would recommend at least a gravel or cross bike/tires.

Slippery Elm Trail

Great scenery, unsuspecting calmness and tranquility.

November, 2020 by spinsation

Great scenery, unsuspecting calmness and tranquility.

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