Midland City Forest Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Midland City Forest Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Midland, Michigan. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles
42 feet

dogs on leash

cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


mountain biking
6 days ago

Great trails, highly recommend rolling through the GNU. Went with my girlfriend and she hit it like a boss, only fell 3 times but did not get hurt. Riding down by the creek side was nice. great experience. only suggestion would be better mark trails for easier navigation.

mountain biking
13 days ago

1st time there awesome. highly suggest. I did south loop only had a hour or so to spend but it was worth it.. fun place. I will be back.

1 month ago

I take my dog here and we both love it. She goes swimming in the creek and the wetland area and I get to have a decent workout walking the trails.

8 months ago

As a 15 year old training for his 2600 mike thru hike this is great, until it gets dark and you can no longer follow the poorly marked trails. But if you have all day just get lost in the intertwined mess of trails, it’ll be great.

10 months ago

Hiking the North Loop


Trails are well marked and maintained
Great parking
Multi use
Actually is moderate hike


Boring for hiking
Trails intertwined, did get confusing at times
Map along trail changed orientation over several signs- not cool

11 months ago

Great trails fun for all levels!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Great trail for a couple mile hike. They allow dogs and horses which is a plus.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Great trail, very scenic, great place to let your dog off the leash (Internet says leash - sign at park "says dog must be under control".) Locals leave their pets off their leash. Good place to hike/walk. No paved paths all dirt paths and bike/hike paths can be narrow in the woods.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Good trails for beginners to advanced. Trails are kept clean of trees. It is narrow on the summer with the under growth.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

I grew up coming to City Forest for walking, skiing, and sledding. It remains one of my favorite places to go when I want to get out in the woods. The bike trails are fantastic for running and hiking in the summer and fall and the skiing trails are beautiful and kept fairly well-groomed in the winter. Their facilities for sledding, skating, and tobogganing make this a popular winter sports destination and for good reason. The chalet is wonderful for warming up, grabbing some popcorn and hot cocoa, or for holding events. I had my high school graduation party here and it was great. I am biased, though, being that City Forest was a part of my childhood.

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It Is one of my favorite trail systems. The single tracks are a bit narrow going around the corners and a fair number of roots, they keep you on your toes. Have fun out on the trails.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One of the most well taken care of trails I've ridden. Some fun man made obstacles on the gnu loop. Not a real tough trail endurance wise but I'm use to more hills since I live in NC. Although its been rainy lately the trail wasn't too muddy.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Joe's review sums up this trail nicely. Trail builders made great use of the terrain they had to work with. A bit more technical than I usually like, City Forest will help you keep your bike handling skills sharp.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 07, 2012

This is a great mountain biking trial that offers a variety of obstacles. It offers plenty of climbs and drops, a few jumps, ladder bridges, a sawed in half tree, rocks, and many other man made obstacles. If you are a beginner you can stick to the cross country trails, however the more advanced bikers will love the single tracks. The trail also drains well after rain, and the muddy spots mostly have mats or blocks down to ride on. My favorite trail in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Friday, July 24, 2015

recorded Midland City Forest Trail

Thursday, April 30, 2015

recorded South trial

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

recorded Midland City Forest Trail

mountain biking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, September 13, 2012