Best bike touring trails in Michigan

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Explore the most popular bike touring trails in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bike touring trails in Michigan
Top trails (8)
#1 - Potawatomi Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
#2 - North Country Trail: Manistee River Section
Manistee National Forest
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 9 h 30 m
#3 - Grand Island Loop
Hiawatha National Forest
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Length: 21.2 mi • Est. 9 h 13 m
The island has a number of trails and designated camping zones, sites cost $8. Reservations for campsites must be made at recreation.govShow more
#4 - Michigan Air Line Trail: Gunnar Mettala Park to Haggerty Rd
Gunnar Mettala Park
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
The Michigan Air Line is a new paved rail-to-trail that opened in October 2019 for hikers and bicycling. Its east end connects to the West Bloomfield Trail. Trail Map: http://www.miairlinetrail.com/aboutmap.html Trailhead - Wixom: Gunnar Mettala Park 42.5307, -83.5215 Trailhead - Walled Lake: N Pontiac Trail 42.5393. -83.4791 Trailhead - On The Dunes Sports Bar on Haggerty Road 42.5539, -83.4394 Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 7 feet wide. Some very short sections near road crossings and at the Gunnar Mettala trailhead may be packed gravel. The slope is mostly gentle to moderately steep and estimated to range from -7% (downhill) to 7% (uphill) grade. There may not be ADA-compliant car parking spots at the large unpaved Gunnar Mettala trailhead lot.Show more
#5 - Michigan Airline Trail: Wixom to Orchard Lake
Wixom, Michigan
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
There are several road crossings along the way. Cross safely. There are occasional benches for a rest. Enjoy! Accessibility: This packed gravel, cement, wooden boardwalk/bridge and asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 6 feet wide. There are edge barriers and handrails along the bridge sections. There is often a painted center dividing line along the path. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle. There may not be designated wheelchair-accessible parking spaces with access aisles at the trailhead. There are two designated wheelchair-accessible parking spaces with a shared access aisle at the parking lot marked with a waypoint off of Arrowhead Road in West Bloomfield.Show more
#6 - Thornapple Trail From East Paris Nature Preserve
Paris Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Paved - easy for biking, wheelchair access, strollers, etc. Pretty busy but easy to keep distance from others. You can see turkeys and deer often. There are two trailheads w/parking - one at Wing & 60th, and one at 52nd and Stauffer (where there is a seasonal bathroom). The trail runs alongside several farms but you do not encroach on private property. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less) so will likely be traversable for most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users.Show more
#7 - North Point Primitive Loop
Onekama, Michigan
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#8 - Grand Island West Rim
Hiawatha National Forest
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Length: 25.7 mi • Est. 11 h 20 m
Grand Island is accessible via ferry or private boat.Show more