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Best trails in Traverse City

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Looking for a great trail near Traverse City, Michigan? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Leelanau State Park or Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve or Clay Cliffs Natural Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 15 easy trails in Traverse City ranging from 1 to 11.7 miles and from 593 to 1,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Traverse City
Top trails (26)
#1 - Brown Bridge Quiet Area Trail
Traverse City, Michigan
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#2 - Sand Lakes Quiet Area Trail
Traverse City, Michigan
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
#3 - Old Mission Point Park
Old Mission Point Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This is a lovely, well-maintained trail largely in sight of Lake Michigan. The trail and its offshoots are clearly marked, making this an easy, low-key walk with lots of options for shortening or extending your route. You may encounter some deer and owls. Excellent diversity from deep piney woods to sparkling beaches and a historic lighthouse at the apex. The trail is well maintained, and generally easy, with just a short downhill grade to the lighthouse. Show more
#4 - Vasa Trail
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park
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Length: 26.3 mi • Est. 11 h 34 m
#5 - Fern Lake Loop
Timbers Recreation Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
As of July 22, 2020 this trail has reopened post constructionShow more
#6 - South Long Lake Trail
Traverse City, Michigan
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 41 m
#7 - Pelizzari Natural Area Loop
Pelizzari Natural Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#8 - Cedar Run Loop
Traverse City, Michigan
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#9 - Miller Creek Nature Reserve and Horse Fly Trail
Miller Creek Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#10 - Meadow Loop and Copper Ridge Trail
Grand Traverse Commons Nature Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
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