Leelanau Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Suttons Bay, Michigan that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 15.6 miles Elevation Gain: 298 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

cross country skiing

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

partially paved

rails trails

river

wild flowers

wildlife

15.5 mile trail that can be connected to the Tart Trail for a longer ride. Starting in West Bay in TC ending in Suttons Bay. Well groomed trail open year round activities. This trail travels by the bay, through forests, rolling hills, orchards and wineries where you can stop in for a tasting. Plenty to see and do in both Suttons Bay and Traverse City making it a great "destination" ride.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, light traffic makes for easy riding.

hiking
5 months ago

loved the polish acres

running
6 months ago

For running, this is a beautiful trail. It’s not actually a trail (from a runner’s perspective) because it’s all blacktop, but the scenery is beautiful in spring/summer, running through farmland, meadows, and a few woods. You can run for miles and miles on this trail...it used to be a railroad until they converted it to a bike/jogging path.

road biking
6 months ago

Nice bike trail. Nothing spectacular but typical Leelanau countryside. Rode on a Saturday afternoon in late June. The southern part of the trail (mile 3-5) was a little crowded but then it thinned out a lot.

road biking
7 months ago

Great road bike trail. Has many road crossings that require vigilance.

Tue Oct 09 2018

Amazing day trip on this trail! We connected to 6 wineries/cider places and then ended with dinner in Sutton’s Bay Ave a $3 bus ride (w/our bikes) back to where we stayed close to TC off M-22. So incredible!

road biking
Fri Jul 27 2018

Great road bike trail. Have ridden it countless times. It goes through woods and orchards between Traverse City and Sutton's Bay. Highly recommend! thx

Wed Jul 18 2018

17 Miles all paved! Take the bus from Traverse City and ride back from Suttons’ Bay! Very beautiful ride. Winery at about the 7.5 mile point, Shady Lane Winery. Cheese plates and tastings.

Thu Sep 08 2016

Great family biking and hiking.

road biking
Thu Jul 21 2016

Very enjoyable trail.

Thu Jun 23 2016

Very well maintained trail. Many access points. Very light traffic on the trail and cross roads. My only complaint was it wasn't overly scenic. Lots of farmland. I got a little bored, but excellent in all other ways.

road biking
Fri Jun 27 2014

Great all seasons trail. Well maintained with rolling hills, forests, lakes, farmland, orchards and wineries along the trail. Plenty of things to see and do at both ends of the trail. One of my favorites to ride!

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road biking
4 months ago

recorded Leelanau Trail

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recorded Leelanau Trail

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