Trolley Line Trail (MI)

Michigan

Trolley Line Trail (MI) Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Genesee
Length: 2.8 miles
Trail end points: George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail at Field Rd. (Clio) and Willard Rd. (Vienna Township)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7912135
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Trolley Line Trail (MI) Description

The Trolley Line Trail, which opened in 2009, runs north from the City of Clio to the Saginaw County line at Willard Road in Vienna Township. It is so-named because it occupies a corridor that once saw service from an interurban railroad that carried passengers between Flint and Saginaw.

The paved route is also a rail-with-trail, as it parallels an active CSX track to the west. The trail connects directly to Clio’s George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail in the south, allowing cyclists, pedestrians and inline skaters to experience the city’s various amenities. The Trolley Line Trail’s route is significantly more rural, dominated by idyllic farmland views for its 3-mile run.

Parking and Trail Access

There are currently no official parking areas for the Trolley Line Trail, but trail users can park in Clio Park on Mill Street in Clio. From the parking area, take the George Atkin Jr. Recreational Area north a short distance to Field Road to access the Trolley Line Trail.

Trolley Line Trail (MI) Reviews

This trail is in great shape. It is paved and well maintained. If you want something flat and straight, this is your trail. There are a few minor roads to cross, but traffic is not an issue. The area is rural, peaceful and pretty quiet.

My biggest note is to be prepared for the sun. There is no shade on this trail at all. You are exposed the whole way. If it is hot and sunny, you are going to feel it.

Includes rating

No idea what the previous reviewer is talking about. It is wide, flat, and the paving is in great condition. It does connect to the older Clio trails, which are concrete and not in the best shape.

The only issue is it's lack of length (2.8 miles) which next year will increase to over 4 with an extension that will take the trail under I-75 into Birch Run.

Accordion

This trail is better than the other part of the Clio trail system, but not very much. Very bumpy and not maintained at all. Brush will hit you in the face at some point if you are not extremely careful.

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