Explore the most popular walking 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.

hiking
16 hours ago

Real easy trail and a great view. A must do if in the area.

on Beebe Lake

private property
22 hours ago

this is a Boy Scout camp and there are signs saying no trespassing so doesn't look like a good place to hike unless you're a boy scout.

I wonder why this whole trail is not shown . I’ve hiked a portion of it around the north branch of the AuSable river. It’s well marked . There are some areas that could use some clearing but it’s a real nice walk with a mixed forest .

1 day ago

It's very pretty and very well taken care of. Nice and challenging enough and usually not to crazy busy on bikers and other hikers.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a nice, easy one mile loop in Rowden Park. Lightly traveled on a January Friday morning.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Took our dogs and 3 kids ages 4-8 and we all had a good time. We didn’t do the whole thing because it was getting dark but it was a very nice rustic trail.

My friends and I took the platt review kayak tour from a local shop there on the river. I can’t remember the name of it right off hand. Lots of people were “ca-brewing” through down the river. Took about 2 hours. Great price, easy, great fun. I’d certainly do it again.

hiking
bugs
no shade
3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Might be the most gorgeous view in the mid west. At the peak of the dune looking out it looked like the Pacific Ocean. I knew Michigan had sand dunes but this particular spot is breathtaking. *bring sunglasses and flip flops* maybe bug spray depending on the season.

Hiked on a weekday and saw just one hiker and a couple bikers...good challenge and beautiful

Short, beautiful hike through the woods

5 days ago

good hiking and awesome for mountain bikes pretty neat jumps too

love the opportunity to be able to get the chance to look at the moment

hiking
5 days ago

Saginaw Forest is more aptly described as a small woods with a pond. The trails are well-kept with more elevation gain than might be expected in so small a park. I saw one squirrel, no other wildlife when I was there (mid-morning in January, 20-25 degrees), no deer tracks, etc. I'll probably head back after a snow to get a better idea about wildlife and in the spring to see how the woods fills out. There are lots of SPF, so if you like walking in an evergreen woods, Saginaw Forest has it. Larger resolution versions of my pictures are available on https://johnmetzler.smugmug.com/Parks.

hiking
5 days ago

good variety of landscape for a michigan trail. fun! can be hard to follow on the second half

This really is a nice spot that’s close to everything, yet secluded enough that you don’t hear other noises (traffic, homes near by, other hikers). Lots of trails that weave in an out of each other so watch out for other trail users!

This trail would be grand for snowshoeing! Winter hike with the sun cascading through the naked trees as we strolled along a trail matted with a mix of oak & maple leaves. Completely silent except for the occasional bird chirp and crack of ice as the water drains back into the Bad River from Muskrat Flats leaving the ice suspended clinging to tree trunks. Nice double loop walk.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice trail for all levels of experience. A bit muddy in spots.

inline sk8n at it's best...bring water and your big girl wheels...this is a clean, fast, fun ride. The initial hill is fun at the beginning of the ride and the last challenge climb at the end. Music is a motivator...come out and ride once and you'll be hooked.

hiking
6 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! Really peaceful, you can’t hear road traffic and I didn’t run into many people. The main trail isn’t super well marked so it’s easy to go off on side trails rather than the main loop, but it’s also easy to find your way back. After one hike it’s easily become one of my favourite trails in the area.

Walking the dog here, my wife and I chose this first due to the distance. We’ve been here three times now, the first being on a 40-45 degree day where the grounds were soft and wet in places and also in the mid 20s where everything is frozen. This is a great quick hike/trail run that offers ample amounts of hills and a ton of great views to make the 2 miles go by extremely fast. It’s a great go to trail if you’re short on time but want a quick workout because of the few hills offered.

Great views at the end, trails were well marked, easy and peaceful hike

I set out from Ely Campground, counterclockwise, intending to do the complete 13.8 mile loop. Up until 48th, the trail was relatively easy to navigate using the yellow blazes. The segment between 48th and 116th is incredibly difficult to navigate without a gps at times. The trail is overgrown and doesn’t exist in some places and the yellow blazes aren’t consistent or are contradicting at times. I had to rely completely on the map on this app to guide me through a few areas and ultimately turned around and retraced my steps through the snow after my phone died. I hiked back and around Ely Lake, then hopped back on the loop headed in the other direction. I only made it to 118th, but the trail up to that point was clearly marked. Also, judging by the thick vegetarian in January, this trail is definitely one you want to wear long pants on year round. DO NOT attempt to hike the loop in its entirety for the first time without a gps. However difficult, it was very remote and beautiful. I will definitely be back to complete the loop, but with a gps or someone that’s done it. Good luck!

Fun trail and nice views of the river. Since it is a mountain bike trail it is a little hilly and twisty, but not too hard to walk.

Great trail with some awesome views. Had the trail to ourselves.

on clear days you can see everything from this tower! multiple states, provinces,

For an urban meets country vibe this trail is on point. You can hear the road along the way but the river does it’s best to drown it out. Interesting and beautiful hike. Easy category for sure. Just a few stairs here and there, the embankment can be steep at times.

Very nice trail!

Enjoyed this trail very much.

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