Michigan - Outdoor Activities

Michigan has approximately 986 trails, including 377 for campgrounds and 182 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.75 to 875 miles in length. The most popular trails are High Country Pathway, Pictured Rocks and Chapel Loop. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Michigan was Susan B. who completed Highland State Recreation Area.

  • Hoist Lakes Foot Travel AreaView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Glennie, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hoist Lake area is managed specifically for enjoyment by hikers and other non-mechanized visitors. Mountain bikers are prohibited from using ...

  • Chapel LoopView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Munising, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Take even the briefest of glances at this route’s attractions, and the reasons for its reputation are obvious. This hike begins in a quiet forest ...

  • Fort Custer Recreation AreaView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Augusta, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 - 4 hours
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Offering a rainbow of loops, this well-organized and popular 16-mile multiple-use trail system offers something for everyone. The difficult Red ...

  • Brighton Recreation Area LoopsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Brighton, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  12.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Two singletrack trails, designed specifically for mountain bikes, opened during the summer of 1998 at this popular recreation area. The 7-mile ...

  • Rock Harbor TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Houghton, MI

    •  2-3 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    A popular, relative comfortable two- or three-day trail, with scenic shoreline views and camping sites near inland lakes. According to park officials, ...

  • Island Lake Recreation AreaView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Brighton, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    With its proximity to the Detroit metro area, Island Lake Recreation Area is a convenient getaway from urban sprawl. The park offers two loop ...

  • Waterloo-Pinckney Recreation Hiking TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Jackson, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    The Waterloo-Pinckney Trail links two of southern Michigan’s most popular recreation spots: the Waterloo and Pinckney recreation areas, which ...

  • Mackinac Island TrailsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Saint Ignace, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Who would have guessed that one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions was also home to Michigan’s most difficult section of singletrack? ...

  • Pictured RocksView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Munising, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    For 12 spectacular miles this route traces the rim of the Pictured Rocks escarpment, one of the truly iconic landscapes of the Upper Peninsula. ...

  • I Got a Ride in Kalamazoo: Kal-Haven Trail State ParkView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Alamo, MI

    • Road Biking  
    •  29.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride begins on the Kalamazoo side of the Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trail State Park. This is another fine job done by Michigan's Rails-to-Trails ...

  • Novi North Park (Tree Farm)View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Novi, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  45 minutes - 1 hour
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Not long ago, garbage dotted the 500-acre Novi North Park. Under the dedicated care of local Michigan Mountain Biking Association members, however, ...

  • Bruno's RunView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Munising, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Reminding you of why Michigan is called “Water Wonderland,” Bruno’s Run offers endless inland lake views. Bouncing over exposed roots, the trail ...

  • Rogue RiverView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Rockford, MI

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  4 - 6 hours
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    A quiet western Michigan river easily accessible to Grand Rapids–area paddlers. The Rogue River is a peaceful, unassuming stream that is ideally ...

  • Little and Big Carp River TrailsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Ontonagon, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    These are hikes along two of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park's rivers, between uplands and shore. From the trail’s junction with the ...

  • Tahquamenon FallsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Paradise, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Mention Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and most Michigan nature lovers think of the famous waterfalls. The Upper Falls, nearly 50 feet high and ...

  • Pigeon Creek Park TrailsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Grand Haven, MI

    • Cross-Country Skiing  
    •  Day trip
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Just outside one of the West Michigan coastline’s most charming towns is one of the finest areas open for public use in southwestern Lower Michigan. ...

  • Paint Creek TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Rochester, MI

    • Road Biking  
    •  20.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Paint Creek Trail beginnings go back to the 1800s, when a railroad was constructed on the route by the Detroit and Bay City Railroad. Over ...

  • Potawatomi TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Ann Arbor, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 - 4 hours
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Potawatomi Trail is the granddaddy of mountain biking trails in southeastern Michigan—and for a senior citizen, it stills packs a wallop. ...

  • A Capital Ride on the Lansing River TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lansing, MI

    • Road Biking  
    •  9.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Incredible. Fantastic. Not enough can be said about what the people of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, have done in creating the river trail. ...

  • Island Lake LoopsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Brighton, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  14.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each trail is enjoyable ...

  • Bald Mountain LoopsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lake Orion, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Cruising past inland lakes and creeks, these two tree-lined loops offer riders a rollicking good time. Rocky descents, sand traps, and a few ...

  • Holdridge Lakes LoopsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Holly, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  15 minutes - 4 hours
    •  23.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A lot of love has gone into this well-maintained trail system. Offering three loops, the trails are quintessential southern Michigan. The singletrack ...

  • High Country PathwayView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Onaway, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    A 70-mile loop through some of the most diverse environments in Michigan. Veteran hikers have labeled the High Country Pathway "The Hike Assembled ...

  • Grand Island LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Munising, MI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 - 5 hours
    •  21.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is simply the most spectacular ride in Michigan. A pontoon ferryboat whisks visitors 0.5 mile across Lake Superior to rugged Grand Island. ...

  • Fox River PathwayView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Seney, MI

    • Hiking  
    •  27.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A point-to-point trail through fabled Heming way country near the Fox River. Ernest Hemingway based his fabled "Big Two Hearted River" saga on ...

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