Detroit Riverfront

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Detroit Riverfront is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and road biking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

road biking

walking

river

views

walking
6 months ago

I love the Riverfront — the cityscape of downtown, the view (and sometimes sounds) of Canada, the river with is otters and ice and ships, and the small landscapes along the walk (benches, gardens, a library box, harbors, a hill). The proximity to Belle Isle, Atwater Brewery, and festivals/shows at the various facilities along the way are bonuses. Don’t be confused; this isn’t a backpacker’s hike. But it’s a wonderful space for a walk or a run among people in the city while not surrounded by buildings and cars.

11 months ago

Beautiful view and nice path

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fun walk along the riverfront. Very enjoyable. Lots of things to see and do.

walking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Beautiful! Clean, friendly, beautiful art and nature.

walking
Monday, September 08, 2014

Talk about a relaxing time. my wife and I walked this trail during the Jazz Festival and fell in love with it. You can't beat the nice breeze coming off the river. Starting with the view of the Renaissance and through a man made nature trail you work your way to a rest area with a merry-go-round. Well I won't tell the rest. But I will tell you this. it's worth the drive.

walking
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Detroit Riverfront trail is a great way to take in both the sights of the river, with Canada not so far away, and the city itself as it abuts right up to the trail. There are various plazas, which have public art and fountains (such as those at GM Plaza) which act as gathering spots for those taking breaks while walking the trail or just looking for nice spot by the river. Other fun sights include a wetlands and light house. All this combines together to make for a perfect spot to take a leisurely walk that is urban yet not urban. I know there are plans to extend the riverwalk, so hopefully that will come to fruition! For now, it is best to enjoy what has been accomplished.

14 days ago

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8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

road biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

road biking
Sunday, September 27, 2015