Chippewa Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Midland, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

cross country skiing

nature trips

road biking

walking

running

forest

paved

rails trails

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

This is a recording of the River Trail. Nicely “paved.” Dirt trail but very dry and packed down. Minimal bugs but its still early in the year. Nice views and some wildlife. Seen a beaver, blue heron, and a couple other large water birds. Sandhill crane maybe? Great place to come based on my first visit, but its unfortunate no pets are allowed! Only reason it gets 4 stars!

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

The road is good, level is easy.

backpacking
Thu May 30 2019

relaxing walk with lots of nature

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Hiked parts of the River and Sugarbush trails at Chippewa Nature Center. This was my first time here, and I really liked the place. Easy to find trail markings, diverse habitat, and lots of neat birds and other wildlife along the river corridor. I'll be back!

Tue May 21 2019

watch out for the goose grease! lol nice, free, open trails.

running
Sun Jul 08 2018

Nice trail that extends from the Tridge to the Chippewa Nature Center. I’ve run it many times and have never had to stop, despite crossing roads a couple times. Only downsides are that there isn’t much shade, and it isn’t plowed and salted during the winter like the rail trail is.

Sat Feb 24 2018

Wonderful!

walking
Thu Aug 31 2017

I always enjoy visiting the Nature Center when I'm in Michigan. The trails are well-marked and taken care of.

hiking
Sun Aug 06 2017

Beautiful nature center with friendly staff. Trails were well maintained, easy to follow and wide. Lots of variety along the way, pretty scenery.

hiking
Sun Apr 23 2017

River trail is great for spotting birds, turtles, and some deer.

Fri Apr 07 2017

:)

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