Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saginaw, Michigan that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

19.1 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


Beautifully maintained rail trail with 3 access sites: Lumberjack Park, Van Wormer Road, and Stroebel Road. This trail is well shaded making it perfect for warmer weather rides. The trail passes through wooded areas, farm land, and the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. There are viewing platforms, shelters and bridges along the trail providing plenty of opportunities to rest or enjoy the view.

road biking
6 months ago

Nice paved bike trail between Saginaw and St Charles. Only did this trail a couple times on my bike, but wasn't too busy and it was a great workout! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

6 months ago

relatively straight. some crossings with traffic. light traffic on the trail. lots of bugs. bug spray is advised.

mountain biking
7 months ago

This trail is very well maintained but it would be a lot more practical with a road bike

road biking
10 months ago

We biked the whole trail - there and back. It went through the woods almost all the way. It was mostly flat. There were good scenic stops along the way and there was a gazebo at one end where we ate lunch. Over all it was a good trail.

cross country skiing
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beautiful easy trail..

Monday, September 08, 2014

Very awesome trail and highly maintained. Not worth a very long drive, but if it's not to far from you I would highly recommend it.

road biking
Friday, June 27, 2014

Such a beautiful trail and so well maintained. Great for hot days as there is plenty of shade along the trail. Trailheads have beautiful landscaping and offer plenty of places to rest and enjoy the sites. Great bathroom facilities at Van Wormer Trailhead with running water.