Oregon, OH Birding Trails and Maps

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Blanchard River Greenway Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Border-to-Border Trail

19.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Brownstown Township Trail

2.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Chessie Circle Trail

11 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail

2.36 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

East-West Connector Trail

2.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Flat Rock Pathway

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Grosse Ile Trail

6.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Heritage Trail (OH)

17.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

I-275 Metro Trail

33.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

ITC Corridor Trail (Canton)

2.97 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lohr-Textile Greenway

4.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

4 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail

2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Michigan Avenue Connector

1.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

27.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion

North-South Connector Trail

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Oakwoods Trails

1.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

Platt Road Greenway (MI)

2.25 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
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Blanchard River Greenway Bike Trail runs along a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor on the riverfront in downtown Findlay. The trail primarily courses through woodlands, with highlights...
OH 1.5 mi Asphalt
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 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 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 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
Findlay lies at the heart of Hancock County's 17-mile Heritage Trail. From the city center, the trail extends west to Litzenberg Memorial Woods and east to Van Horn Cemetery. The trail mostly follows...
OH 17.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips
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
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
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
Lohr-Textile Greenway is an asphalt sidepath stretching more than 4 miles. The path has two segments - one north-south along Lohr Road between West Ellsworth and Textile Roads. The segment continues...
MI 4.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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
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
A shared-use path parallels Michigan Avenue between Warner Road and Platt Road. The path connects to local government offices, the Pittsfield Township Farmer's Market as well as Prairie Park. It also...
MI 1.1 mi Asphalt
The North Coast Inland Trail is a series of trails across multiple northern Ohio counties that, as they expand and connect, are emerging as an impressive long-distance trail between Cleveland and...
OH 27.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
Accordion
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
The Oakwoods Trail system runs through a 155-acre nature preserve bordering Interstate 75 southwest of downtown Findlay. The preserve features a small lake, woodlands and meadows. The trails form...
OH 1.4 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips
The Platt Road Trail is located on the east side of Platt Road and connects users to Lillie Park, where they can relax by the pond, picnic in a pavilion or take a stroll along its woodchip and...
MI 2.25 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Wabash Cannonball Trail

Walbash Canyon Trail

October, 2021 by kirkconstance

We attempted to ride this trail in two different towns. The trail has not been kept up. Some areas had Thick Loose gravel and other areas it was a grassy field with no path. We couldn’t ride it. No stars can be given!

Chessie Circle Trail

If You Are Local

October, 2021 by scrichtont

The trail is a mixed bag. The northern end is presently under development. I rode the trail in early October 2021, and they were in the process of paving the northern 3 or 4 miles. It will be wide and nice, while at the same time traversing multiple crossroads that will require you to stop more often then desired, As you move south, the trail connects with Ottawa park, which also includes multiple connected trails that are in pretty good condition and cut through woods and recreation areas, definitely one of the nicer aspects of the trail. Continuing further south, most riders will be disappointed. The trail, while paved, is old with multiple tree trunk bumps, (roots that have heaved the asphalt) some that will jar your nerves as much as your hands and seat. At the far south end, the trail will once again become worth riding. It's not a trail you will want to travel a distance to come ride. But if you are local and just want to get out and go, this might be a good option. I am semi local, and probably won't go out of my way again until more improvements are done, especially when Toledo has so many great trails within a short drive multiple directions. (See university trail, wabash, or Towpath, as three examples)

Border-to-Border Trail

lovely

August, 2021 by mgliroff

Excellent and easy to access through Hudson mills metro park; poor signage through Dexter. The portion that is marked is fabulous.

Accordion

Grosse Ile Trail

skip the trail and ride around the outside

August, 2021 by hoekzeab

The trail in through the middle is a little rough and not very scenic. The outside road around the island has spectacular views! I would highly recommend doing that.

Hines Park Trail/Rouge River Gateway Greenway

Of two Minds / Totally Torn

August, 2021 by shairao

There are some pluses and minuses -- both big and small -- to this trail, speaking specifically for cyclists, and mostly for cyclists seeking intermediate workouts.

First, the hills -- there are some HUGE hills. Like, if you encounter them on the tail end of your ride, or aren't in workout mode, you'll have to walk. Or, you'll have to generate almost an unadvisable degree of speed on the preceding downhill. None of which are pleasant really. Related to this, as I still like the trail, I would start in Dearborn Heights (though parking might be harder) so the return trip is more downhill. If you do the whole thing, you're gonna be nearing 35/40 miles, which for me is rather long.

I did notice that most of the other, more pro, cyclists (road bikes, biking jerseys) are on the road itself. There is enough room for one rider, two super confident, to ride on the shoulder. But that's not my thing. The cars zip along at 50 even 60mph at times ... and I don't need to be the tertiary casualty in some auto mayhem.

That's related to another not so awesome aspect. This bike trail is alongside a busy road for most, if not all, of the path. The road does go through a series of amazing parks -- but you're still kinda next to a road. I think its single lane, no massive trucks, but people speeding, revving things, etc. There are some beautiful views ... but you're never really surrounded by nature at all, except for a few spots, mostly when you're going over or around highways. Also, if you take a little detour -- it's not really easy to get back to the bike path. I got lost and ended up coming back the same way I came whenever I tried this.

Back to the parks -- I saw about 15 little parks on my 30 mile back and forth ride. They were all beautifully maintained and had some sick cool gear. I think I even saw a mini skate or BMX park. So if you're looking to casually cruise and find some jungle gyms and other non-traditional park stuff. This could be fun. They also have so many (in one particular area) of those cross fit type workout stations ... like 10/12 of them. So if you want to be all Rocky/Drago and squeeze in some strength training, this is ideal. Most seem to be well maintained, a couple of the boring ones had more weeds.

In terms of nature -- I saw some HUGE blue heron, a curious bunny, and some green heron ... some beautiful finches kept racing me, and a little turtle on a log, who ran for it when I circled back around to try to take a pic. So, you can see lots, but you're not totally surrounded by it, or enveloped in it like some other trails.

There are some turns in the path -- across intersections -- that could be marked WAAAAAY better. I can't recall seeing a bike path sign at two of the more confusing ones. I had to kinda hop off and look for the asphalt.

The path can be REALLY narrow around turns ... like dangerously so. Some turns are on park paths, but quite a few -- 3 to 4 -- are on underpasses and bridges. There is room enough for only one bike total -- I biked on a hot humid mid-Day weekday ... so it was not crowded, but these could be REALLY scary. And, I saw only one, walk your bike sign ... for these 4 spots. if you're not paying attention and its feeling sparse, but actually not, you could eat it so badly and end up over your bars on the road! So, yeah, walk your bike ...

Several spots flood significantly -- in my 30 mile ride, I had to go around twice ... like massive mini-pond length 200 feet of water, deeper than 3-4 inches. Also, there were at least 6-7 spots where runoff/sediment was significant enough that I had to slow down totally or risk sliding/falling on my hybrid bike. Like 20-30 foot patches of dried mud tracks, loose sand and gravel.

Ok, so this sounds like a lot of downers, so why the 4? Most of the above is just stuff to know so you'll be safe or choose a path wisely. I didn't mind most of what I listed -- and on the plus side, if you prep for the hills or even know about them. This is a GREAT intermediate verging on expert 40 mile workout ... that still, even with the road, gets you close to and enjoying SE Michigan's lovely flora and fauna. I'll do it again but not gonna be one of my faves.

Border-to-Border Trail

border to border trail

August, 2021 by bardance96

This trail would be so much nicer but need mowed on the sides, better signs and trail markers. We are from Pennsylvania and it was nice to see the river and would have loved to see the rowing team practicing hence our neighbor is a rowing coach. Will or would we come back to this trail…..not anytime soon….

Slippery Elm Trail

Smooth, lush scenery, and straightforward ride

August, 2021 by creischl_tl

If you're looking for a very easy, flat ride that traverses through lush, green countryside (at least in mid-August), this is one for you. Really, this trail was in remarkably good shape. It's extremely straight (we celebrated the 3 or 4 curves!). Very few walkers and just a few bikers on a Saturday morning. The trail is wide (8 - 10 ft) and there are spotless bathroom facilities at both ends. Park at the Black Swamp trail head--the trail head that's listed on Google Maps is at a Montessori school and there are signs posted there that prohibit parking. 26 - 27 miles out and back on the Slippery Elm.

We rode the Slippery Elm in the morning and then drove over to Providence Park in Grand Rapids, Ohio (about 20 minutes from Bowling Green) and rode about 5 miles out and back of the 10 mile gravel Towpath Ohio - Erie through the woods in the afternoon. Totally contrasting experiences--really nice for one full day of biking, about 37 miles total. Found a great restaurant in Bowling Green--"The Clay Pot"--for dinner. Highly recommended if you're looking for slightly upscale, delicious food!

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

Rate it 4.5 for maintenance, but 5 overall.

June, 2021 by lisalemble

As others have said, this flat 16 miles is great for a leisurely ride or to work towards getting back in shape. We saw about 20 kids and adults walking and biking on a June Tuesday morning. Lots of shade. The northern 3/4 mile section needs crack filling soon; vegetation is growing in them and will cause more damage.

I am grateful for beautiful trails like this and the organizations that provide benches and gazebos along the way for the public to use.

Border-to-Border Trail

Note RE ypsi/EMU

May, 2021 by 5bj2qkr9ds

For those heading east from Ann Arbor, this map and local b2b marker for the area around ypsi and emu is poorly mapped and labeled. When you pass the emu stadium, map to frog island park and go through the emu camps.

Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail

Nice trail

May, 2021 by sjf0809

I biked this trail in early May on a very windy day, probably more so since it blew across the Maumee River. I parked closer to the northeast section of the lot, which was full of potholes. Other parking is available all along the area, which would have been better. I headed toward Main Street, got on the path and then went up the hill. Since it had a few switchbacks, it was very manageable. One switchback was undergoing an improvement, but scooting across the grass was not a problem. The path was flat and in good condition as it headed south between buildings and trees for about a mile. It then made the hairpin turn to go back north where views of the Maumee River and buildings on the opposite bank were along the path. Once I got back to my starting point, I went to the riverside going alongside the restaurants. I went a total of 4 miles by the time I returned to my vehicle.

Sylvania River Trail

Nice trail

May, 2021 by sjf0809

I parked at the Harroun Community Park and went west. The trail started on packed dirt, but that was just a short distance. The rest of it was on asphalt and concrete. On the return trip I took the loop, which was on packed dirt. At the top of the hill was the Lathrop House used by the Underground Railroad. Continuing on the loop was a descent and then back to the main trail. I also went across the bridge and along the newly built apartments toward the western endpoint on Main Street. Following the sidewalk south and around the building brought me back to my vehicle. My mileage totaled 3 miles. This is a nice trail for the area with most of it away from buildings, meandering along the Ottawa River and into the woods.

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

I enjoyed my walk along the trail and had a chance to see 3 deers.

May, 2021 by romulus899

I enjoyed my walk along the trail and had a chance to see 3 deers.

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