Best trail running trails in Michigan

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Explore the most popular running 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 trail running trails in Michigan
Top trails (719)
#1 - Empire Bluff Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
#2 - Marsh Trail, River, Red, and Blue Trails Loop
Proud Lake Recreation Area
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
#3 - Bird Hills Trail
Bird Hills Nature Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#4 - Crooked Lake Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
This loop is part of the Potawatomi Trail. It also circles Crooked lake and intersects with several other trails, such as the Silver Lake trail. Terrain ranges from flat, well packed dirt to boardwalk to sand, to rugged hills. It is a very good training loop for cross country running, as well as conditioning hikes. There are some wonderful views along the trail, as well as a camping area should you wish to camp there. It is important to note that this trail is open during hunting season, so take appropriate precautions.Show more
#5 - Potawatomi Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
#6 - 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
#7 - Maybury Hiking Trail Loop
Maybury State Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#8 - Pyramid Point Loop
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#9 - North Country Trail: Manistee River Section
Manistee National Forest
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 9 h 30 m
#10 - Chain of Lakes
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
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