Michigan Fishing Trails and Maps

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Length
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Betsie Valley Trail

22.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Big Rapids Riverwalk

3.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Boyne Valley Trailway

6.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Bruno's Run Trail

9.25 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Buck Creek Trail (MI)

2.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Detroit RiverWalk

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Falling Waters Trail

10.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

47.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Kent Trails

22.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Leelanau Trail

16.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Little Traverse Wheelway

26 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Marquette Multi-Use Path

19 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

11.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

North Central State Trail

74.9 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

North Western State Trail

32 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North-South Connector Trail

3.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Accordion

Paint Creek Trail (MI)

8.9 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Pere Marquette Rail Trail

30.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Portland Riverwalk

9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

11 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Southern Links Trailway

10.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Woodchips

Spoonville Trail

4.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Battle Creek Linear Park

25.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Border-to-Border Trail

19.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Bridge to Bay Trail

42.17 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Clinton River Trail - Oakland County

16 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Flint River Trail (MI)

27 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Grand Haven Waterfront Trail

2.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Huron Valley Trail

12.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lakeside Trail

25.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lansing River Trail

25.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

North Eastern State Trail

71 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Peshekee to Clowry Rail-Trail

6.1 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

Shingle Mill Pathway

12 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Albion River Trail

1.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Baw Beese Trail

8.2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Fred Meijer Millennium Trail

11 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Houghton-to-Chassell Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Tyoga Historical Pathway

1.4 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail

8.8 mi
State: MI
Ballast

Alpena Bi-Path

14 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Cinder

Haywire Grade Trail

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

Linear Trail Park

16.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

River Raisin Heritage Trail

7.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail

26 mi
State: MI
Dirt, Gravel

Beaver Pete's Trail

20 mi
State: MI
Ballast

Coalwood Trail

26.4 mi
State: MI
Ballast

Apple Blossom Trail

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Belle Isle Park

8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

L'Anse to Big Bay Trail

54 mi
State: MI
Dirt

Little Falls Trail

6.5 mi
State: MI
Ballast, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Remoteness and solitude describe a trip along the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. Starting at the old logging town of Thompsonville, the trail slopes gently...
MI 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Big Rapids Riverwalk travels alongside the scenic Muskegon River and connects downtown Big Rapids with several recreational amenities, including Hemlock Park, Northend Riverside Park, and Swede...
MI 3.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Though the plan for a trail along the former Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad has existed since at least 2000, it took two decades to see the trail come to fruition. Thanks to the persistent...
MI 6.3 mi Asphalt
Bruno's Run Trail is a 9-mile loop in the Hiawatha National Forest. The trail is open for mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing. Because it's not groomed in winter, only advanced cross-country...
MI 9.25 mi Dirt
Following the north side of the creek, the Buck Creek Trail provides a pleasant route through Grandville's neighborhoods and, with a newer extension, connects the downtown area with a network of...
MI 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Clinton River Park Trail winds along the east bank of its namesake river connecting three northern suburbs of Detroit: Shelby Township, Utica, and Sterling Heights. The paved pathway runs through...
MI 10.2 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
Jackson County's Falling Waters Trail serves as an important community connector, linking the outskirts of the vibrant City of Jackson to the picturesque Village of Concord, which brims with Victorian...
MI 10.5 mi Asphalt
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 47.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
An easy, flat, and well-maintained trail system, the Kent Trails provide transportation and access to nature in the bustling, second-largest metropolitan area in Michigan. The southern trail section...
MI 22.2 mi Asphalt
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
Overview The 16.6-mile Leelanau Trail runs up a Lake Michigan peninsula that is known for its abundance of cherry orchards and Riesling grape vineyards. Located in northern Michigan, the paved...
MI 16.6 mi Asphalt
Closure notice: Dangerous conditions due to erosion of the trail have necessitated the closure of the trail between East Park and Magnus Park. Visit the trail manager's website for closure details as...
MI 26 mi Asphalt
Mackinac Island is truly deserving of its status as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Although small—less than 4 square miles—the island offers an abundance of natural and...
MI 8.3 mi Asphalt
Marquette's Multi-Use Path encompasses 19 miles of paved trail that circles the city from Presque Isle Park in the north to the town of Harvey in the south. The trail provides access to neighborhoods,...
MI 19 mi Asphalt
Muskegon's Lakeshore Trail provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, while also passing among beautiful sand dunes, lively parks and the city of Muskegon itself. Small sections of the...
MI 11.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The nearly 75-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways of Michigan, with connections to well-established tourist towns...
MI 74.9 mi Crushed Stone
The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—passes through many communities along the way, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Brutus, Pellston,...
MI 32 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
Accordion
Even though the Paint Creek Trail is Michigan’s oldest nonmotorized rail-trail, the occasional face-lifts and renovations keep it looking as young as ever. Established in 1983, the crushed-limestone...
MI 8.9 mi Crushed Stone
Overview Many factors contribute to the Pere Marquette Rail Trail’s popularity. It runs for 30.1 miles on smooth asphalt that is well maintained and, at 14 feet, wide enough to ride or walk...
MI 30.1 mi Asphalt
The Portland Riverwalk ushers visitors around the charming town of Portland on 9 miles of paved trail. Also known as the Rivertrail Linear Park, the trail connects a handful of parks, scenic views...
MI 9 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 northern section of the Spoonville Trail cuts between the golf course and the ravine with several bridge crossings. Winding through a lovely natural area, the new trail section crosses I-96 on a...
MI 4.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Battle Creek Linear Park trail encompasses nearly 26 miles of connected trails in Battle Creek. Residents use the loop trails to put some snap, crackle, and pop in their exercise routines, while...
MI 25.9 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
The Bridge to Bay Trail is a diverse trail system of boardwalks, river walks, rail trails and bike paths that extends along 50+ miles of shoreline across St Clair County, Michigan. Heading north, the...
MI 42.17 mi Asphalt
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 Flint River Trail system encompasses 27 miles of multi-use, paved trails stretching across Genesee County. Meandering alongside the Flint River and C.S. Mott Lake, the trail passes through a...
MI 27 mi Asphalt
Grand Haven's Waterfront Trail is scenic route from the shore of Lake Michigan inland along the Grand River a short ways. You'll find shops and eateries, as well as plenty of boats, on the Grand...
MI 2.5 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 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 Lakeside Trail system offers more than 25 miles of paved paths through the villages of Fruitport, Ferrysburg, and Spring Lake. Its main loop circles Spring Lake (the lake) and encompasses spur...
MI 25.9 mi Asphalt
The Lansing River Trail traces the course of three waterways for more than 25 miles across Michigan’s capital city. Visiting all four main points of the compass in Lansing, the trail provides a route...
MI 25.3 mi Asphalt
The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative experience as you travel through wetlands, farmland, forests, and a few...
MI 71 mi Crushed Stone
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
The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin...
MI 12 mi Dirt
The pleasant little Albion River Trail runs along the south bank of the Kalamazoo River through the town of Albion. The trail runs between McClure Riverfront Park on the west end and Victory Park on...
MI 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Baw Beese Trail, named in honor of a former chief of the local Potawatomi population, connects the Michigan communities of Hillsdale and Jonesville. The paved trail is a model of efficient land...
MI 8.2 mi Asphalt
The Fred Meijer Millennium Trail courses through the 1,500-acre Millennium Park in Walker, a community southwest of Grand Rapids. The trail network has both paved and crushed stone trails, allowing...
MI 11 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The rail-trail between Chassell and Houghton roughly parallels US 41 on one side and the shore of Portage Lake on the other. This trail is open to snowmobiles in the winter and walkers/hikers and...
MI 8.6 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
The Tyoga Historical Pathway is a remote, 1.4-mile loop trail deep in the woods of northern Michigan. From State Route 28 (M-28), the trail is about 2 miles north on North Point Road (Laughing...
MI 1.4 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass
The Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail follows a former railroad corridor between the towns of Watersmeet, in the north, and Land O'Lakes, in the south. The trail is used by snowmobiles and ATVs, as...
MI 8.8 mi Ballast
Alpena's Bi-Path covers 14 miles of ground in an urban landscape, taking in scenic views of Lake Huron and Thunder Bay River, as well as skirting Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The paved trail follows a...
MI 14 mi Asphalt, Cinder
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 Linear Trail Park trail winds its way through the town of Grand Haven paralleling several of the town's main thoroughfares. It connects on the west side at two points to the Lake Shore Connector...
MI 16.9 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 St. Ignace to Trout Lake Trail is located almost entirely within the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The follows an abandoned rail corridor from the town of St. Ignace...
MI 26 mi Dirt, Gravel
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
The Coalwood Trail runs east–west for 26.4 miles between the Cusino State Wildlife Research Area and the town of Chatham. The trail traverses wooded and open terrain in parts of the Hiawatha National...
MI 26.4 mi Ballast
The Apple Blossom Trail connects the communities of Caspian and Iron River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It traces the banks of the Iron River (popular for trout fishing) and, for much of the way,...
MI 3 mi Asphalt
Located on an island in the Detroit River between the United States and Canada., Belle Isle Park is 982-acres and offers a variety of recreational activities, including biking, swimming,...
MI 8 mi Asphalt
The Harbor Beach Bike-Pedestrian Path links the North Park Campground with the bathing beach by the pier at the end of Trescott Street. It also provides access to the marina.
MI 1 mi Asphalt
The L'Anse to Big Bay Trail is a popular snowmobile trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The trail runs between the town of L'Anse and Big Bay, along the shore of Lake Superior through Sawyer Lake...
MI 54 mi Dirt
The Little Falls Trail is located on the southern end of Bond Falls Flowage in the Watersmeet Ranger District of the Ottawa National Forest. Contact the national forest for more information.
MI 6.5 mi Ballast, Grass

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Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Lakeshore Connector Path

Grand Haven’s bike path is bad.

January, 2024 by sharon_mclean96

We ride this path a lot, and Grand Haven’s bike path is horrible. They did resurface part but need to fix the ENTIRE thing. Holland’s is ok definitely rideable. The scenery is great and to end up at the beach which is beautiful.

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

Falling Waters Trail

Falling Waters Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

If you like water, wildlife, serenity, and long, straight, flat trails enveloped by a canopy of trees, then this is the trail for you.

I started at the Concord trailhead, and as I made my way past the north branch of the Kalamazoo River, along the trail beneath the canopy of trees, and eventually to the causeway across Lime Lake before another canopy of trees to Jackson, I kept thinking to myself how great it must be to live nearby and to enjoy this trail year-round and its four seasons.

I experienced it on a brisk, early October morn and enjoyed the beginnings of fall color and the golden brown, leaf covered path. As a visitor from suburban southern California, I don't really get to enjoy that Autumn color back home.

I especially appreciated the clean air, picturesque scenery, solitude, modern whimsical sculptures near the Jackson trailhead, and the outgoing and friendly locals utilizing the trail.

The bike ride was only a twenty-two mile round trip, but it was certainly worth the journey for me from SoCal to enjoy this idyllic setting!

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.

Falling Waters Trail

Great fall bike ride

October, 2023 by katmai_tl

This is my new favorite trail. Sparkling clear lakes appear on one or both sides of the trail with spots for sitting and enjoying the views. We saw several pairs of swans.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

Great Trail

October, 2023 by robertmeller1

I decided to take my road bike for a trip from Cadillac down to Big Rapids where the trail is closed for paving and back to Cadillac. I agree with Cecelia's review from Sep, 23 in that the asphalt paving is old and bumpy between Reed City and Big Rapids. Also the trail was closed between Hibma Rd south to Cleveland Rd in Tustin. The detour is gravel roads that are loose sand and very difficult to navigate with 32mm or thinner tires!

With the exception of the portion of trail north of Reed City that runs along Hwy 131 the the scenery is awesome running through rivers, hills, valleys, farms and small towns.

I am wondering if there's anyone assigned to blow the trail clean from leaves, twigs and branches? There were quite a bit of that along the way. In comparison to the Macomb/Orchard trail for example which is very well maintained all year round it seemed a bit unkempt.

Overall it is an awesome trail that I hope is better maintained than what I experienced on my recent trip and look forward to returning next year when the whole trail will be paved.

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.

Grand Haven Waterfront Trail

Don’t bother

September, 2023 by traillink user

Too many walkers oblivious to anyone around them. Far better trails in the area.

Medbery Bike Trail

Nice little trail

September, 2023 by vicki1960

Approx 1.5 miles in length, flat and paved trail across the street from the Weathervane in Montague

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

One of Michigan's Best

September, 2023 by vicki1960

Biked from Whitehall-Montague to Hart and back for a nice 46-mile round trip. We are in our mid-60's and stayed in Whitehall after traveling from PA. Set out early on a beautiful end of Summer day. Trail is paved and very good condition. Stopped for lunch at Country Dairy, just North of New Era. Great food, and very clean, They also offer bike rentals. In Shelby is a Dollar Store if you would need anything. Trail is mainly open farmlands, very little shade and rolls through many small towns. Some road crossings but not too much traffic on those. Trail services in Whitehall and Hart. At the Whitehall-Montague end is the World's Largest Weathervane. In Whitehall you will find White Lake and the White River good for kayaking among swans and other wildlife. Waterdog Outfitters offers bike and kayak rentals.

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