City Forest

City Forest

The forest provides 11 kilometers of trails for use year round. During spring, summer and fall the trails are a great place for a nature hike or jog. In the winter months, these groomed trails are perfect for classic, or even snow shoeing. Trails range from beginner to advanced levels. There is also a .7 mile lighted loop. There are over 13 miles of mountain biking trails that are open year-round. With plenty of steep hills, twists and turns, these trails provide an exciting ride even for the experience riders. There is also a mountain biking skills development area available for riders to hone their mountain biking abilities. During the winter, City Forest is best known for its four iced toboggan runs, cross country ski trails, outdoor skating rink and a large sled hill available for public use. The toboggan runs are available for use during winter hours of operation (weather permitting). The sled hill is available for sledding at your own risk and is lighted for night use. Sorry, no steel runner sleds or snow boards are allowed. Visitors can complete their winter trip to the Forest with a snack and a cup of hot chocolate in the chalet during hours of operation. The Chalet at City Forest is available for rent from April 15 to November 15 for all types of occasions. The Chalet Building is rented for $30 an hour with a two-hour minimum.

Midland Parks and Recreation

Contact Information


2840 E. Monroe Road

Midland, MI 48640

Driving Directions

Reservations: (989) 837-6930

Phone: (989) 835-7011

Fax: (989) 835-5651


Location of City Forest

Map of Michigan