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Explore the best rated trails in Saginaw, MI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Chippewa Trail and Vassar Rail Trail. With more than 36 trails covering 348 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Bicentennial Park Pathway

too hilly

June, 2023 by p9rnkz6f6j

Too hilly

Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System

not marked well

May, 2023 by yoopersteve89

This is one of my local trails so I know the route, but I can see how a new rider would get lost because it isn’t marked well at all. I like to park at the trailhead on Young’s Ditch over by Meijer and ride the city loop, then I take the trail up to the state park to ride the trails through the marsh. It totals roughly 30 miles since the trail up to the State Park is an out-and-back trail. Im giving it 3 stars for the public since it isn’t marked well, but I would personally give it 5 stars since I know the route…

Flint River Trail (MI)

Terrible trail

May, 2023 by rjdurkee

From UM Flint to Bluebell Beach has to be the worst trail in the state. bumpy, cracked, not maintained asphalt though dilapidated areas. In several area you are directed to ride on the road. Poorly marked. DO NOT RIDE ON THIS SECTION!!!!
The section from UM Flint south is much better but confusing and crosses busy streets. If you insist on riding in Flint this is the section to ride.


Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

Bumpy Ride

May, 2023 by hercake14

At one time this was a great trail but the cracks make it a very bumpy ride. Needs to be repaired.

Bay-Zil Rail Trail

Enjoyed a peaceful walk and plenty of wildlife viewing

April, 2023 by kjr46112

Enjoyed a peaceful walk and plenty of wildlife viewing

LAFF Pathway

Very nice trail.

April, 2023 by carolarayrn

This well kept trail connects to sidewalks that go all the way through downtown Linden. I enjoyed riding it.

Bay-Zil Rail Trail

Pleasantly Surprised!

October, 2022 by saila22

Travelled the southern section to the trail head near the big bridge. Beautiful scenery to include birds, squirrels, snakes, and the Saginaw River. Flat, smooth and quite nice Trail surface. Will definitely return to checkout the northern section of the trail.¿

Polly Ann Trail

great trail

October, 2022 by yoopersteve89

I started in Imlay City and rode my gravel bike to where the trail ends on Joslyn RD, then rode back to Imlay City. 55 miles round trip Imlay City to Dryden This ride is tough, but doable. It’s grass with somewhat of a singletrack being formed from riding. I rode early October so the grass was short, but I could see it being an issue early season. Just before Leonard is the county shift, and there’s a noticeable differences between the two counties. Dryden to Leonard (only place with water fountain) Singletrack with gradual elevation and it’s a fairly easy ride. The trail will get nicer as you get closer to Leonard. Leonard to the end of the trail Wide gravel path with periods of pavement in the cities. Easy ride

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

great trail

September, 2022 by yoopersteve89

I ride from Midland to Clare, then ride back. It’s a great trail with plenty of stops for restrooms, water fountains, and convenient stores. The trail is fixed in Sanford, and no longer requires navigating around the detour.

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

Greenville to Alma

September, 2022 by twkramer04

The first 12 miles heading north out of Greenville was so bumpy and cracked I was wishing I had my gravel bike vs. my road bike. It smoothed out after that and the trail was fast and relatively nice.

Watch the road crossings. Eventhough they look quiet I found that quite a few of them had traffic.

Overall a pretty nice trail.

Harger Line Rail-Trail

I ride this often

September, 2022 by yoopersteve89

The trail is well maintained pavement, and the sides are mowed pretty regularly. It’s kind of boring though without much to look at unless you see passing wildlife. Trailheads on both ends, but no amenities. The trail is pretty flat so I would decide which end you start on based off the wind. 1/2 Mile South on Portsmouth RD has a convenient store, and a country store (look for the trains) with ice cream/deli on the opposite side of the road. I also walk my dog on here, but she sits for bikers so you don’t have to worry about her running in front of you!

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

Awesome ride

September, 2022 by yoopersteve89

I’m a huge fan of this rail trail. Park at the tridge, ride to Clare for lunch, then ride back! There are tunnels under the busy roads near Midland and Clare, but you have to watch out for a few road crossings in between. Water fountains at both ends, Sanford, and Coleman. Little store halfway between Sanford and Coleman. Plenty of restrooms along the trail.

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