Iron Belle Trail

IronBelleMapJump on the longest designated state trail in the nation as you hike or bike your way between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. Explore pristine forests, pass cool rivers and visit charming towns, and find out why Michigan is known as “The Trails State.” The 1,273-mile hiking route (69 % complete) incorporates a large portion of the existing North Country National Scenic Trail. It traverses the west side of the Lower Peninsula and borders Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. The 791-mile bicycle route (64 % complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula.

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DNR Awards $515,000 for local Iron Belle Trail Projects


Construction On Pedestrian Bridge Near Hartwick Pines State Park Underway

Detroit teens get work experience in Upper Peninsula

Inaugural U.P Iron Belle Trail Ride Rolls Out Of Ironwood This Week

Bike riders take inaugural tour across UP

Oakland County educator goes from back injury to biking across Michigan, Iron Belle Trail

DNR Awards Area Iron Belle Grants

DNR Advisory Panel to Meet in Marquette Township

Scouts Invited to June 3 Iron Belle Trail Challenge

Ortonville Seeks Funding for Iron Belle Trail Connector

Grant money awarded to improve areas of Iron Belle Trail

Public Hearing Planned to Discuss Iron Belle Trail


Gaylord Could Come Close to Connecting to Iron Belle Trail

Belle Isle trail system to see upgrades; State seeks input