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.

1 day ago

As of August 2018, the northern section of this trail is open but the southern section is still under construction. The section that is open is very pretty. Access the trail from Meadows Pavilion, off Cass Road.

4 days ago

Got a little lost on an unfinished trail, but in a good way. Great because you can walk 2 miles or 20 miles.

12 days ago

We saw a wide variety of birds along the trail. It was an easy hike with great views of the lake.

This is a pretty trail the follows along the Boardman River to the Keystone rapids head. It was a nice moderate hike. One warning, they have signs up to watch out for poison ivy. While the trails are clear of any poison ivy, there is poison ivy all around the areas near the trails

22 days ago

This trail connects to the Leelanau Trail which runs 17 miles up to Suttons Bay. Makes for a very good day of biking.

Great trails with much of the path edging the river/rapids. Beautiful woods and well-marked.

1 month ago

Nice wooded trail with sand and gravel pathways, great if walking with young kids. You may struggle a little bit if you bring a stroller with small wheels (like a small umbrella stroller) but we made our way along pretty well with a wagon!

1 month ago

Loved it!

2 months ago

Very useful way to get around TC.

2 months ago

Quick and easy hike. A little buggy, but not terrible. Brought both of my dogs with no issues. Should have brought a bathing suit!

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
4 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

9 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.

11 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
11 months ago

Love this trail. Great for running!

mountain biking
Friday, August 11, 2017

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
Monday, August 07, 2017

Loved safe ride thru town

mountain biking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Great fun , each section different theme

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

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.

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