• There are more than 13,000 miles of state-designated trails and pathways in our state, making Michigan home to one of the largest, interconnected trail systems in the country. This inviting network - and the associated quality of life, health and economic benefits it offers - is fueling Michigan's drive to be known nationally as the "Trails State." The trail system offers ample opportunities for bicyclists, hikers, ORV riders, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, horseback riders and more.

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Trails in State Parks and Forests

Iron Belle Trail

  • Using existing trails, networks and some new connections, Michigan's Iron Belle Trail extends more than 2,000 miles from the far western tip of the Upper Peninsula to Belle Isle in Detroit on a biking trail and hiking trail. The biking route travels up the east side of the state, utilizing many of the state’s existing bike paths, bike lanes, and signed, designated biking routes. The hiking route travels up the west side, utilizing sidewalks, trails, and the 1,000-mile plus North Country National Scenic Trail

Rail/Linear Trails

  • Linear Trails and Rail Trails

    Linear trails, also referred to as out-and-back, rail or destination trails, go from one point to another and follow an old railroad track or land feature. These trails typically cover long distances, are often multi-use and include opportunities for hiking, biking and more. A few of these trails may be open to snowmobiling in the winter.

    Click on the map to zoom in and get detailed trail information, including designated uses (hike, snowmobile, equestrian, etc.), mileage, surface type, surrounding campgrounds and more.

  • map of linear trails