Michigan ATV Trails and Maps

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Beaver Pete's Trail

20 mi
State: MI
Ballast

Bergland to Sidnaw Rail-Trail

43.5 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Dirt

Bill Nicholls Trail

41.5 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Escanaba to Hermansville Rail-Trail

25.5 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Haywire Grade Trail

33 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Sand

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

47 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Ontonagon to Rockland Trail

13.02 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Peshekee to Clowry Rail-Trail

6.1 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Beaver Pete's Trail follows portions of an old railroad corridor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The trail is popular in winter with snowmobilers. For more information, contact the city of Iron...
MI 20 mi Ballast
There’s no need to hold your breath along the Bergland to Sidnaw Rail-Trail while teetering across steep land bridges or crossing the impressive trestles that tower over streams and rivers because the...
MI 43.5 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Bill Nicholls Trail wanders for 41 miles through the Upper Peninsula’s scenic Copper Country, where visitors can spot wildlife and see remnants of the copper mining that flourished for more than...
MI 41.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Escanaba to Hermansville Rail-Trail runs 25 miles in Michigan's Upper Peninsula following the former Soo Line Railroad built in 1901. The multi-purpose trail can be used by hikers, mountain...
MI 25.5 mi Crushed Stone
Opened in 1970, the Haywire Trail was the first rail-trail in Michigan; it follows the former Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad. The multi-use pathway is primarily used by ATV riders in summer and...
MI 33 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Sand
The Iron Ore Heritage Trail traverses 47 miles across the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. The rail-trail, which was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2018,...
MI 47 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Irons Area Tourist Association maintains 60 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiles and ATVs in the Manistee National Forest. For more information, contact the tourist association or the national...
MI 60 mi Ballast
The Ontonagon to Rockland Trail is an unpaved multi-use trail along a former railroad corridor. It starts in Ontonagon, a town on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The trail crosses...
MI 13.02 mi Dirt
The Peshekee to Clowry Rail-Trail is straight and flat, following an old railroad grade that parallels Ida Road north of the town of Champion. The trail crosses the Escanaba River in several places as...
MI 6.1 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

Musketawa Trail

If you are a road biker, don't bother. There are so many better options.

August, 2022 by timmyb1957

I will preface this by saying I am only reviewing the portion of the trail between the Marne endpoint and the long rail trestle just shy of Ravenna, AND I am reviewing this from the standpoint of road cyclists. Rail trails (especially rural ones) are usually very good to great for road cyclists. This is one of the few that I would say to simply not even bother with. It is obvious this trail was put down years ago and then has had little (very little) money spent on maintenance through the years. There are so many trouble spots which were painted so long ago that the paint has now faded and is barely visible. The repairs were never done.

If you have a bike that can absorb a lot (and I mean "A LOT!") of impact without discomfort, this might be OK, IF you are capable of quick reactions and have good riding skills. We traveled an hour to reach this trail via car and it truly was not worth it.

Starting at the trailhead outside of Marne, the parking is plentiful, paved, and quite inviting. There is a larger portable toilet provided, which was well-maintained on this day. The parking leads directly onto the trail without using any roads or connectors, which is good.

The first three miles are truly the worst paved trail we have ever ridden on and we have ridden trails in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Utah, ... We had been told that the pavement was "not the best" but we kinda underestimated just what that meant. By the time those first three miles were finished, my hands and wrists hurt so badly, I needed some ibuprofen, and this has NEVER happened to me in my years of riding. Sadly, I had none with me. There were so many spots where the grass is actually growing up through the pavement right in the middle that it is starting to look like a 2-track. There were several ruts/bumps that were so severe, they could possibly damage a rim if taken at any speed above 10 mph. The worst part is, this section is mostly shady, so your eyes can't pick up on these hazards too well.

The next three miles improved slightly. Not a great trail, but not as dangerous as the first three. This took us to Conklin, which is about one block long. Fortunately, they have a real nice little store there from which you can buy some refreshments or maybe some ibuprofen!

After you leave Conklin and continue on, the trail again gets marginally better. It is beginning to deteriorate, though. There are places where you can see the asphalt is eroding because it hasn't been sealed in so long and the hard surface is becoming almost a gravel. We rode for another five miles or so until we reached the long trestle over Crockery Creek. This is one of the very few sights to see on this trail, but it is a good one. A nice place to simply stop and listen to the rapids beneath you (probably 60 feet down, or so). Nice photo opportunity.

The positives I can give for this trail are (1) they did a great job squaring the crossings to the street (they almost always made sure you were seeing traffic at a 90-degree angle, instead of the actual angle of the trail at the road), and (2) signage was very good (stop signs were well marked and always had the name of the cross-street so you knew exactly where you were on the map).

The good news about the negatives is, these problems are fixable. It simply takes commitment of resources. Some communities do this, some don't. I truly hope that those in control of this trail allocate what is needed to bring this trail up to the standard it could be at. Houses can be run down but have "good bones". This trail has GREAT bones. It could be fabulous. Hopefully, it will be.

Huron Valley Trail

Huron Valley Trail

August, 2022 by larryschw

Since repaving and connection with the Michigan Airline Trail, this trail has gone from one of the worst to one of the best trails around.

Lansing River Trail

roller skating

August, 2022 by pyj6qjh77m

Completed twice this summer. Once staring at Marguire Park for free and heading north. Second time, paid to park at Hawk Island and headed north. Lots of hazards for roller skating due to construction, poor conditions, and lots of wooden bridges and boardwalks. However, it was a lot of fun and a beautiful ride. If looking for nice pavement and a easier go, stay close to Hawk Island and maybe do a few laps around the lake.

Accordion

Kiwanis Trail (MI)

Shady Saturday Glide

August, 2022 by jonmodene

Excellent trail. Great condition (8/22). Lots of shade. Highly recommend it.

Battle Creek Linear Park

Jackson St/Bedford Rd trailhead

August, 2022 by mbourbonniere

The only reason why I rated this 2 stars is for the segment that is downtown. We started from this trailhead to do the westernmost loop. For the most part the trail is awful. It is not maintained. There is very little signage, even at obvious junctions and spurs. And it is covered with goose droppings and overgrowth. Such a shame because it could be a nice way to get to know the city.

Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park

Nice trail.. Tough for biking though

August, 2022 by shahlalit

Goods: Very nice views. Mostly covered with trees. Decent wildlife viewing. I spotted couple deers, rabbits but the big one was a huge Owl. Downward incline towards South Haven. Reaching South Haven and enjoying the town is the big prize for the 34 mile effort. Took me Two and Half hours.

Not so good: Limestone and gravel so your bike will turn ash color. Too much traction. No steady decline so you have to paddle 95% of the way and cannot get a breather. Couple of places you can get lost, the signs at confusing intersection are not there.

Wayne County Metroparks Trail

Best Trail Around

August, 2022 by j69hxvq8wx

I love this trail so much. I’ve been jogging and biking Lower Huron Metro Park most of my teens and twenties. It’s a great big park and the paths are varied with trips through fields and meadows, through wooded “tunnels”, it travels along the river, and has plenty of hills to vary the terrain. These trails are quiet, secluded, and a ton of fun. This was the first place I took my first “real” bike on and I’ve been regularly coming back since. It easily beats other trails around me. 3 Metro Parks are connected directly by this trail and the fourth (Lake Eerie Metro) is connected via a long connecting trail I haven’t done yet but am excited to do one day. All 4 parks have plenty of bathrooms, water fountains, map stations, and awesome bike racks for pumping up your tires or doing repairs with all the necessary tools included. The paths are all smooth and very well maintained from branches, leaves, and other debris. For as popular and well maintained these parks are, the bike paths are never crowded which is awesome. Whoever thought out the trails, details, and accessories did an awesome job. The bike repair stations are an amazing touch to these great trails. I’ve tried other trails like Hines Drive but found the section I did to be loud from traffic (you’re right next to the road the whole time) and boring (no varied terrain or paths through nature). It’s hard to go anywhere else other than this Metro Park trail because it’s easily the best trail around. The others pale in comparison.

Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park

I road the trail to the Hawkins Road trail head last week. It looks like there is great progress extending the trail further toward Jackson. That new section of the trail appears complete as far as the eye can see, but it is not yet open.

August, 2022 by gjkarpicke

I road the trail to the Hawkins Road trail head last week. It looks like there is great progress extending the trail further toward Jackson. That new section of the trail appears complete as far as the eye can see, but it is not yet open.

Vicksburg Trailway

Nice short country trail

July, 2022 by nicole47

We enjoyed the trail on a Sunday summer evening. There was sufficient shade on a hot day. We want to go again and bring our dog. Not too busy.

Polly Ann Trail

Enough said. Just Great!

July, 2022 by jshelton922_tl

Enough said. Just Great!

Lakes Community Trail

Daily ride

July, 2022 by hiroky.m2e

Most of this trail is a part of park.It is comfortable for daily walk and ride.

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

one of the BEST!

July, 2022 by tjmodd

This trail is one of the best out there; flat, shaded, well-maintained, perfect for a road-bike. Not all trails are like this one. Take advantage of it!

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