Trying to find the best Michigan trails? AllTrails has 854 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or around Ontonagon, Ann Arbor or Marquette we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Michigan state park trails, check out Pinckney Recreation Area. Or for some great local park options, check out Bird Hills Nature Area near Ann Arbor or Lakeshore Park near Novi. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 533 easy trails in Michigan ranging from 0.6 to 71.3 miles and from 574 to 1,850 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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trail running
11 hours ago

Well groomed, hilly trail that’s fun to trail run but could use better signage on the 10k loop

hiking
12 hours ago

Great hiking trail with beautiful views. The slope down to the water is a challenge coming back up.

Saw so many deer this evening. It was a great night. Love this trail.

Unexpected and we love it. Different changes in scenery from woods to fields to even a view of east bay. Will do it again.

Very enjoyable. Easy elevations, damp and cool for most of trail. Blazed very well, a couple placards falling from trees but easy to see trail. Raised wooden paths take you over swampy areas. Watch for biting flies and mosquitoes.

hiking
off trail
private property
17 hours ago

Nice, well maintained trail. Loved the views! The flies were no joke. Definitely recommend long pants/sleeves and even a mosquito head net. Doesn’t distract from the experience and less pain and annoyance.

a very well maintained trail with a spectacular payoff at the end. bugs are as normal for the area and get less bad as you gain elevation

hiking
bugs
muddy
23 hours ago

Ok I know I it’s summer in Michigan humidity and bugs expected but I have never seen ticks in the amounts this summer. If you are a non resident you need to purchase a Recreation Passport to use this facility plus any mich state forest location but well worth the money. Ok getting back to trail sept October will be gorgeous here.

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Great large trail system, very sandy trail path with slight overgrowth (hiked in July). The area has seen a lot of rain and no puddles (thanks to the sand). However the flies were slightly relentless but again it was just before a storm. So I recommend but spray. We hiked from the main parking lot to the scenic view point starting from trail point (4). Easy parking and well marked! The only negative is the main view of the lake is most overgrown from trees now so the lake view is very small. Will come again.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
1 day ago

This trail is wonderful! A great hike out to Lake Michigan (climbing the dunes at the end is worth it) and the view is hard to beat.

horseback riding
muddy
1 day ago

The trail outlined here is actually a subset of the Elba Equestrian Complex in the Genesee county parks. It is a shared use trail for hikers and horseback riding. The portion near the equestrian campground tends to be muddy. The area is also known as the hogback hills due to the glacial formations. The hills overlook ponds and the backwaters of the Holloway Reservoir, providing beautiful views. There are many downed logs throughout the trail. While it is shared use, both horse use and hiking use are generally light. Trails are not well marked - it is best to go with someone who knows the area. However, the trails converge so as long as you maintain a generally north or south direction you will end up where you want to go.

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Trail was a little muddy on the south/west side of the loop. Other than that, it is absolutely stunning. So many places to stop and take in the view. Bring off spray for the black flies/mosquitoes. Getting to the trailhead is pretty easy. Cars with low ground clearance need to be cautious on the dirt road as there are some pot holes to worry about.

Tons of mosquitoes tonight. Saw deer and bunnies.

nice hike. enough woods to keep you cool. rocky terrain. black flies are a nuisance here mid July.

Super buggy bring spray. Would come back to run it.

Beautiful drive and view at the top.

Easy hike to the lake. Cool rocks to climb on and explore.

hiking
1 day ago

One of my favorite trail so far!

Very nice trail with a lot of possible activities, esp. for kids. Parts of the trail are a little muddy maybe because of the rain yesterday, but it didn’t bother me. Lots of wild flowers and berries! Saw a few deers along the trail! Amazing trail!

hiking
1 day ago

Most of the trail as marked on AllTrails is a horse trail, which I did not find enjoyable. You really have to watch your footing, so you can’t enjoy the scenery as much, although the scenery didn’t really change a whole lot. I would suggest sticking to the hiking trails, I found those to be much more enjoyable. Shoes and pants are a must, you’ll be walking amongst tall grasses frequently.

good trail, make sure to wear long pants, hat/headgear, and some bug spray.

BRING BUG SPRAY for mosquitoes!!!!! Wasn’t so sure about the trail being behind a shopping center, but the hike itself was overall OK.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 day ago

I’d go again just avoid now mosquitoes are expected ticks seem to be crazy all over this area. Long pants and long sleeves

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