Macomb Orchard Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Macomb Orchard Trail is a 23.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Richmond, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
23.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

road biking
18 days ago

road biking
1 month ago

rails trails
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

road biking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

We parked near Rochester and picked up the trail a north of Hamlin and east of Avon, a bit northwest of Yates Cider Mill. The trail is gravel for about 1.5 miles and then smooth enough for a road bike until the bridge over the freeway, then the asphalt is patched for 1.5 miles and then a perfectly smooth trail again. We were on cyclocross bikes so had no problem. We rode to Milsap, so about 38 miles round trip which took 3 hours.There are not too many crossings so that was nice, and even fewer as we rode east and into more rural areas. In October it was not crowded so it was a fast ride. Just had to stop at the local fruit stand for a doughnut and HOT cider... a second cider went into my water bottle for the last 8 miles, which was an outstanding decision!!

Monday, July 06, 2015

Nice place to run. Quiet well kept! I just wish they would put water wells or drinking fountains on trails more often.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I love this trail for a long out and back ride. It is very fast and flat. Nice scenery and doesn't get too crowded. There are some cute restaurants in a few towns along the way to stop at too.

road biking
Sunday, August 31, 2014

I have rode this trail several times and really enjoy it. The trail is mostly flat because it is a rail trail. Once you get north of 29 mile, it gets more country like and less busy on the cross roads. There are some bridges you pass over (what ever they sprayed on the wood to preserve it smells nasty) and some very nice scenery. My goal before the end of the season is to go from end to end.

One more thing I would like to mention...The trail links up to the Clinton River Trail which in turn connects you to the Rochester River Walk which in turn connects you to Paint Creek Trail. I love how trails connect, I can't wait till all trails connect.

road biking
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

As long as you don't expect hills (which you can't really do in this part of Michigan anyway), this is a great trail. It runs through a variety of different terrain, from woods, to orchards, to farmland. Very well maintained, lots of parking locations, occasional restrooms. Some nice bridges.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

road biking
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I work right next to trail near Romeo. So I've biked it a lot over past few years. It's really nice it's all paved now. I have biked all of it. My favorite part of trail is between Romeo to Richmond. It's more scenic less roads & traffic. Once in a while might see a deer or turkey. At Dequinder it turn to Clinton River Trail. It's much busier down that way. It's mainly flat with slight upgrade. Pavement in good shape.

road biking
Friday, August 30, 2013

Smooth trail for riding but quite a few street/hwy crossings. There were a few parts that were very pretty and at other times I felt like I was riding on a service drive. Not a lot of shade on those hot days so go early in the morning.

Friday, July 12, 2013

road biking
Thursday, June 27, 2013

So much fun! Saw various critters along the way, as well as a deer which stopped on the trail. Word of advice: Bring more than one water bottle! Long trail to conquer

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sunday, May 20, 2012

birding
Friday, May 04, 2012

Good trail, runs from Richmond MI to Rochester MI.