Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Traverse City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

this can be as long a hike as you would like. we did a two mile loop, the trail was well marked and nicely wooded!

road biking
1 month ago

Great for access to TC, awesome when you wanna bike in for something like Cherry Fest.

4 months ago

Love this trail for snowshoeing. The hills give you a little challenge. The river is so beautiful and peaceful

6 months ago

The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. I hiked in autumn and the fall colors were amazing! Very pretty. The only thing keeping me from rating this five stars was that there were so many bicyclists on the trail. I had to constantly watch ahead and behind. So, five stars as a biking trail, four stars for hiking.

8 months ago

very relaxing hike that you can easily make as short or as long as you would like it to be. I saw a fair amount of wild life in the trails and some very beautiful views, especially around the lake.

trail running
8 months ago

Love this trail. Great for running!

mountain biking
9 months ago

This was our first ever singletrack and we had a blast! Staying at Timber Ridge RV Park makes access easy. We will ride more over the next two weeks.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Loved safe ride thru town

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great fun , each section different theme

Very repetitive scenery, not good for views or scenery. Long very plain trail. Not very worth the hike unless that's what your lookin for.

We did a 5.5 mile hike to the lighthouse and back but there's miles more trail. No mosquitos in July.

This trail is under construction and you're not allowed to walk it at this time.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Very simple trail with a decent amount of options as far as routes go. Was able to go back a few times and not take the same route. Dogs love it!

paddle sports
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Actually kayaking....but the Boardman is neither the sea nor does it have significant whitewater. For the area, it has some swift water with narrow turns and is very lovely as you pass by natural areas and beautiful housing along the banks. The trip takes about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace with a few areas to be able to get out of your ride and play along the banks. I bring a small grill and cook out a few burgers for my friends and I.....mmmm, no better burgers anywhere! Even if you don't have two vehicles, you can drop off your kayak at Schumsky's, drive your van back to the Beitner parking lot and Rudd your bike back up to the kayaks (be sure and bring a lock!) in no more than an easy 20 minute ride.

mountain biking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Rode the singletrack. Nice flow to the ride. Not overly complicated. Some tight, curvy sections with lots of trees right on the trail, primarily between markers 4 and 6, that made for some interesting navigation. A couple of beach spots and some sand in the turns to pay attention to.

Beautiful run! Take the trail along the shore to see some amazing views!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

It was beautiful. We saw some wildflowers and admired the Boardman River. The only con was that I was left for wanting more! So that was a good thing! We did this whole hike in an hour and A quarter.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Nice condition. Except for the view while on the beach, not real scenic.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Well... We did get a little turned around and had to backtrack. But the trail was a great hike.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beautiful ! Take the path on the right

Friday, September 11, 2015

This is a great trail! I live just up the road from it and frequent this trail a lot! There is two parts of this trail and one part is paved and is in opinion wheelchair accessible.

The rapids are also great for Whitewater Kayaking. Be aware these are for people who know what they are doing, not a casual ride in the kayak.

Friday, July 24, 2015

We road the Vasa Single track for after a recommendation from the local bike shop, Einstein Cycles (great shop with a coffee shop attached!). Not an overly complicated trail but fast & scenic.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

honestly i got lost on so many unmarked private property trails. thank god for google maps! the terrain itself was great. one of my first longer hikes (12k) & i'd definitely return to do it again.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Nice walk, maps a little hinky but you make a big oval.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

three main loops. great for biking or take the dogs. the largest loop is worth the trip otherwise just a nice quick exercise.

road biking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Great trail through the city of TC! You'll get views of both East and West Traverse Bay. Stop at Clinch Park to check out the boats and the beach.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Great trail with lot to see! This trail has a few beach access areas that would be great for the summer!

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Great Mountain biking trail! There are many maps on the paths and the paths are well marked. I would recommend this track to experienced bikers and beginners.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Overall a great hike, if you have dogs be sure to bring them. Some areas have very soft sand which make it more difficult to hike but it was a pretty good workout.

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