Best partially paved trails in Michigan

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Map of partially paved trails in Michigan
Top trails (93)
#1 - Grand Marais to Munising via North Country Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 41.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail includes sand dunes, cliffs, wooded areas, rivers, mud, uphill, and downhill. This area is good anytime from early spring to late fall. It is recommended to not go in early June, as that is when the flies are in the area and they are bad, almost intolerable at times. Go early May or wait until July when the flies have moved further south. There is so many great things about this trail. Water falls are everywhere. Fantastic views no matter where you look. One of the best beaches users have ever seen is at the Little Beaver Lake trailhead. The trail head points users to the left toward beaver lake, the main trail keeps going straight, but if turning right and go through the small cluster of trees, users will come out on a deserted white sand beach along Lake Superior. It's like walking into another world. The water is crystal blue and the sand is white and completely untouched. Show more
#2 - Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Both the Upper and Lower Falls have their own unique beauty. The Upper Falls drops more than 50 feet and is more than 200 feet wide, while the Lower Falls consists of five smaller falls that go around an island. The water has a unique amber, or "root beer," color due to tannins from local trees. The area around the Lower Falls in particular can get very muddy. Accessibility: The estimated average grade for the entire trail is 3% and the max grade is 20% so there are sections that may be too steep for wheelchairs, mobility equipment, or strollers without assistance. You can drive to each of the Falls and there are accessible overlooks. There is a loaner wheelchair available for the Upper Falls trail at the "Fact Shack" in the parking lot. The Lower Falls trail is partially paved/boardwalk and partially gravel with a max grade of 5%. There are some staircases shown along this trail but it is unclear whether they are part of the trail or part of side routes. Trail may be slippery due to mud, snow, or ice.Show more
#3 - Lakeshore Park (Novi Tree Farm) Trail
Lakeshore Park
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Downloading the offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well. For mountain bikers, this trail is closer to a moderate difficulty rating.Show more
#4 - Stony Creek Metropark Trails
Stony Creek Metropolitan Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
#5 - Hickory Ridge Trail
Island Lake Recreation Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
This trail is on the opposite side of Kensington Rd. from the Blue/Yellow mountain bike trails and is for hikers only - no Mtbs. It is a very easy trail. One downside is for much of the trail along the river the primary sound is from the shooting range. The part around Trout Lake is paved, but the rest is natural. Going clockwise from the parking lot area, the first part of the trail, along the river and then back towards Trout Lake, is mostly deciduous trees. If, after going about 3/4 of the way around Trout Lake, you take the first cutoff to the left and go up and across the park road, you return toward the parking lot in an evergreen wood, making a nice mixture of Michigan woods in one short hike.Show more
#6 - Presque Isle Park Loop
Presque Isle Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 58 m
#7 - Maybury Singletrack Trail
Maybury State Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
#8 - River Bends Mountain Bike Trail
Rochester/Utica State Rec Area
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
This is a dedicated single track, maintained by Michigan Mountain Bike Association. The trail is very easy by single track standard. However, it is well maintained (downed trees are cleared within a few days) and has a very good flow. The trail is narrow with lots of twists and turns, so it's an excellent place for beginner mountain bikers. Since it's so short, advanced mountain bikers can do multiple laps for a good cardio workout, or practice speed and techniques.Show more
#9 - Bloomer Park MTB Trail
Rochester/Utica State Rec Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Users have noted that this trail is not well marked so you may want to bring the app or downloaded map with you. Pretty in most seasons and almost always deer everywhere! A good challenge and links to the greenways and gravel bike path.Show more
#10 - Tahquamenon Falls -Upper Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
Note: There is a $9 entrance fee.Show more
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