Clinton River Spillway Bike Path


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Clinton River Spillway Bike Path Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Macomb
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Shady Side Park (Mt. Clemens) and Lake St. Clair nr. Velger Boat Harbor
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Canal
ID: 6386221

Clinton River Spillway Bike Path Description

The Clinton River Spillway Trail passes through a mostly wooded corridor above and parallel to the spillway between Velger Boat Harbor on Lake St. Clair and Shady Side Park in Mt. Clemens. At the east end, the trail follows the north bank; at the west end, the south bank before crossing again at Shady Side Park. Watch your head where the trail goes under Interstate 94!

The spillway bike path links to the Metro Parkway trail, which goes to Metro Beach.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Shady Side Park in Mt. Clemens (Barbara St. and Shadyside Dr.) and at a small park at 26784 Ballard Street.

Clinton River Spillway Bike Path Reviews

Newly resurfaced

This is a very nice wide path that goes I think a little over 2 miles in one direction It has just been resurfaced and is very level. At the starting point near the parking lot is a bathroom and drinking fountains. They also have picnic tables and benches along the path. The only drawback is there’s a spot where at the freeway is very close to the trail and it’s kind of loud.

Great Trail!

This trail was a great walk! Beautiful scenery as you walk along the water. Restroom near the end of the trail.

Bumpy Trail

The trail is in very poor condition. Many bumps and large cracks in the pavement.

The end is worth the journey

We joined this trail a little short of the mid-point when we connected from the Metro Parkway Trail. To continue on the Metro Parkway after I-94, I think we should have gone to the left. However, the ride to the right took us through a tree-lined path at the river's edge. The end of it was a short hop across the road to see where the Clinton River meets Lake Saint Clair.


Easy ~5 mile round trip walk

From the parking lot to the park and then all the way to the deck overlooking where the river flows into Lake St. Clair is about 5 miles.

Good extra 5 miles

This was a good extra 5 miles attached to the metro trail. Was able to ride 20 miles a day with this additional 5 miles right off the metro trail.

Beware construction work

5/31/16: Have rode this trail many times but for first timers I tried to ride the trail a couple weeks aggo with my wife and there is construction and the trail is closed on the other side of the freeway (not sure which direction this is) heading to downtown Mount Clemens.
The trail from the freeway to Lake St. Clair along the spillway is open and the trail from the freeway / spillway heading out to Metro Beach is also open.
Not sure what or how long the construction is planned for. I enjoy riding this section of the spillway to Mount Clemens as normally there are few people on the trail.

Great trail

this is a great trail which is ride alot Weekly, But there is a part up the hill towards the lake that is really hard on Road bike. Roots have tore up the pavement pretty bad. But it offers one of the few hills in the area. So race on.

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