Martin Luther King Equality Trail


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Martin Luther King Equality Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Jackson
Length: 3.4 miles
Trail end points: Weatherwax Drive at Falling Waters Trail and Biddle Road at M50
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6129805
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Martin Luther King Equality Trail Description

The Martin Luther King Equality Trail, formerly called the Jackson Intercity Trail, follows the old rail bed of what was once the Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a pleasant, non-motorized way for area residents to commute to shops and work, as well as for recreation. For those wanting to venture farther afield, the trail connects to the Falling Waters Trail at Weatherwax Drive, which carries on southwest 10.5 miles to the town of Concord.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at E. Biddle and Rt. 50 (SW corner) and at MLK Park just southeast of that. You can also park at the New Leaf parking area on 4th St. just south of Audubon Blvd or on Weatherwax Drive (limited spaces) south of Park Road near the cell phone tower. From here you can also take the Falling Waters Trail southwest.

Martin Luther King Equality Trail Reviews

Accessed this trail from the Falling Waters Trail at Weatherwax Road in Jackson. The trail goes towards and into the city of Jackson.
Only went a few miles and the surface was very bumpy for asphalt pavement. Cracks and bumps possibly from the harsh winters.

This trail connects to the Falling Waters Trail. I decided I wanted to see what this trail was like since I completed the Falling Waters Trail. There are lot of curves in it and street crossings. Parts of it had a lot garbage on the side where people were dumping things and broken glass periodically. Many more bumps in the pavement due to it being older than the Falling Waters Trail. It does not take long to completed it. And if you detour to Prospect Road at Fourth Street there are some restaurants you can stop at for beverages or food. Good resting spots. There are a couple of nice parks along the trail for resting too.

This trail now uses city sidewalks/streets and connects with a paved trail along the Grand River in downtown Jackson and extends north to Monroe Street. The new extension is very scenic.

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