Looking for a great trail near Manchester, Greater Manchester? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, walking trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Peak District National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Livingston Park or Masconomo Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Manchester ranging from 1.6 to 17.4 miles and from 78 to 298 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
muddy
rocky
13 days ago

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
rocky
29 days ago

excellent for beginners and intermediate level riders. Technical, ups and downs. cannot recommend enough

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

Two warnings about this trail: firstly the directions will take you to the hard shoulder of the M60 next to the location! So keep that in mind before you go forth. Second: this is marked as a walking route as well as for biking. This entire route (red) is mountain biking ONLY and there’s many signs saying no walkers. So if you want to do this route do the blue route instead. It’s a little longer and you can actually walk on it. It does look amazing for mountain biking though!

A lot of the walk is currently blocked off my roadworks and building works so I didn't complete it on my first attempt.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

Can take a buggy so is good for little ones. Good path the whole way round. great walk

Fantastic walk hard to follow at first as seems to take you on the cycle path nice mix of forest and you are also able to get down to the Irwell easy trail through Philips Park and surrounding parks

closed
private property
3 months ago

This could have been a great walk, however so many passageways were closed off, resulting in taking rather dull alternate routes. Seeing these forgotten pockets of Salford was both lovely and interesting, yet also there was moments where the areas were unsettling. Pamona Wharf was private property. The new tram lines around the Quays blocks off a lot of the trail. However would definitely recommend if you're not familiar with the area, some great structures: Imperial War Museum, Soap Works, Lowry Centre, Castlefield, Peel Park.

It's nice enough for the view however if you're gonna take your dogs, put them on the lead. The reservoir has a problem with blue green algae which can make your dog poorly. Also, there's an excessive amount of midgets and other annoying flying insects.

It was not the most picturesque of places, but you did get your steps in, and its pretty flat. But yeh have a go.

mountain biking
4 months ago

No reviews but thought we'd take a chance. This place is mint. I went with my just turned 6 year old and we had an amazing day at Philips Park and surrounding area. We couldn't do the first red trail but the second we smashed 5 times. Tip for families, do continue down past the second downhill red run that's where "the blue trail" actually starts, it's a maze of little tracks that run along a river. We went on out of the park and explored the area, finding a marina with people swimming. Honestly a great day for all ages and skill levels, going back today. Dad vids and reviews here https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCjqd1eDkx2gvbE46FRFUvCQ

Nice easy walk, only downside is the masses of dogs off leads.

brilliant flat trail. please use a bike bell if cycling. starts in Monton and goes pretty much to farnworth.

it was brilliant

Lovely scenery. Long walk and be sure to stop by some pubs along the way.

mountain biking
8 days ago

mountain biking
8 days ago

mountain biking
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