Explore the most popular rails trails 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.

very nice a peaceful,meeting other people too and very well kept winter and summer might want to think on putting watering stations every miles benches more miles joe pawlak and maybe the ones with thin tires common curtisy like say coming on the left like everyone else little more of park rangers and police on bike paramedics?

road biking
1 day ago

like riding my bike on these trails wildlife meeting other people excercise

mountain biking
6 days ago

Good time on an easy trail

on Kal-Haven Trail

mountain biking
13 days ago

Amazing trail !! Best part was the bridges and a roster on my way !!
I doing again !!

Very nice asphalt, smooth and perfect with out any potholes. I did 6 miles today with my Collie and we both really enjoyed the quiet peaceful walk. recommend it to anyone.

trail running
26 days ago

Beautiful. It’s flat though so if you’re looking for a physically challenging trail this really isn’t it. The scenery is gorgeous though and it’s well maintained. The description lists it as near concord but in reality this trail spans nearly the entire county and has multiple trailheads to park and access. This trail also has bike rentals available. I love this place.

17 Miles all paved! Take the bus from Traverse City and ride back from Suttons’ Bay! Very beautiful ride. Winery at about the 7.5 mile point, Shady Lane Winery. Cheese plates and tastings.

Great for biking, hiking, and just enjoying the sounds and sights of nature. This trail is used by many and therefore becomes a ”safe” trail to use. Much is a hard pack surface but it does turn to gravel as you travel west. There are few places along the route for restroom breaks and there are no shelters. Come prepared.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice trail that extends from the Tridge to the Chippewa Nature Center. I’ve run it many times and have never had to stop, despite crossing roads a couple times. Only downsides are that there isn’t much shade, and it isn’t plowed and salted during the winter like the rail trail is.

trail running
1 month ago

Flat-as-a-pancake bike path. Not much shade and the surface is asphalt, so it can get hot during the summer. Crosses roads a couple times, but a good stop to do tempos and continuous running, as it avoids high traffic areas. During the winter, parts of it are usually plowed and salted by the city of Midland, so it can be a good spot to get good footing in, even after snowfall.

road biking
3 months ago

I've been both biking and walking on Falling Waters Trail, and I can confirm that this is a really nice trail. It's well-maintained and usually not too crowded, although there is a section that runs by Lime Lake that attracts a lot of people during nice weather. This is southern Michigan, so don't expect breathtaking scenery, but the trail is pleasant with a good variety of woods, meadows, and fields, plus a couple small lakes. The section by Lime Lake follows a narrow strip of land between the north and south portions of the lake, so you are surrounded by water, which is kind of cool. There are areas where you can walk right down to the water if you want to dabble in the water. Just don't wade too far out into the lake unless you can swim; Lime Lake is an old quarry, and although I haven't swam in it, I'm told it is quite deep with a sharp and sudden drop-off.

There is a parking lot at the trail start in Concord, and also a lot where the trail crosses Teft Road south of Spring Arbor.

The area along where railroad tracks were are great for mushroom hunters!

This is a multi use trail which is an abandoned railroad grade. It is primarily used by snowmobile in the winter and atv/utv throughout the year. walking surface is gravel and level with gentle inclines. very easy to walk, offers a wide variety of surrounding landscape including forest, marsh, lakes, and open fields. Can be completed in it's entirely or as shorter sections.

Wonderful!

walking
8 months ago

Great trail as far as suburban Detroit is concerned. My wife and I have walked the West Bloomfield portion dozens of times and love it every time.

mountain biking
9 months ago

fun trail to ride

beautiful trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven.

walking
9 months ago

Great to walk with children.

One of the best Rails-to-Trails I have done. Smooth pavement, not too busy, good "rest stops".

road biking
11 months ago

This has been a great trail to ride for the past 7 years we have been visiting. It has been wonderfully improved by the state park service. A nice stop along the way is the Dairy Farm in New Era.

walking
11 months ago

I always enjoy visiting the Nature Center when I'm in Michigan. The trails are well-marked and taken care of.

road biking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

If you're doing the entire Kal-Haven Trail, there are many places to stop for food and rest. The trail keeps you safe the entire trip with great signage.

road biking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Underrated beauty of a trail. Best stretch is Oxford to Leonard.

road biking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Me and my dad love to ride on the Clinton river trail. Its mostly level surface and gravel makes it a fun, and easy ride for bicyclists.
If you plan on riding all of its 40 miles, then you will have to go through the city of Pontiac -the only 'bad' part of the trail. The city streets make it hard to navigate and a little rough.
Overall, I enjoy this trail. Thank you Rails to Trails.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Beautiful nature center with friendly staff. Trails were well maintained, easy to follow and wide. Lots of variety along the way, pretty scenery.

trail running
Monday, July 24, 2017

Very convenient location for a vacationer in South Haven. If you're looking for a flat course to do distance, this is it. You share the path with bikes, but it wasn't too crowded. Also, the Black River running along the trail is perfect for kayaking.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Trail is nice and has scenic spots

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great for biking, it also leads to some other trails that have more nature in it

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

River trail is great for spotting birds, turtles, and some deer.

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