Michigan’s multi-use trails stretch more than 2,100 miles across the state. Trail surfaces are indicated by icons for paved trails, crushed stone, unimproved, boardwalk or road sections as represented in the trail chart. State parks are included as additional places to bike, hike and camp. Listings also include icons when trails are shared with horses, snowmobiles and/or ORVs.
The Michigan Multi-Use Trails Directory & Map is a general overview of the trail system across the state for trails 3.5 miles and longer and is updated biennially. Please refer to the websites listed for each trail for additional details (all websites are linked from the downloadable map, just over the bitly.com address with your curser, then click and open the corresponding website).
State Wide Water Trails Map
The Michigan Great Lakes Water Trails website had its genesis in a visionary group of volunteers from all over the state – people who work with coastal communities and love the Great Lakes. Their ambitious goal is to promote coastal public access by linking regional water trails to form a statewide water trail system along every mile of Great Lakes shoreline.
- Stay to the right on the trail.
- Hikers, runners and bikers should always yield to horses.
- Bicyclists should yield to hikers and runners
- Snowmobiles and ORVs should slow down and give the right of way to any skiers, hikers, persons on snowshoes or dogsleds.
- Downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic.
- When hiking with your dog, ensure they are on a leash 6-feet or shorter.
- When approaching others from behind, let others know you are approaching. For example, runners and cyclists commonly say “on your left” when passing.
- For more trail etiquette, visit www.lnt.org.
For things to do and accommodations along the trails, visit www.michigan.org.
To join us for the Michigander Bicycle Tour, visit www.michigander.bike.
The Michigan Multi-Use Trails Directory and Map is produced by Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance with support from Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and listed advertisers.