Michigan Trails

Michigan Outdoor Trails

Out for Adventure.

With thousands of miles of hiking, biking and kayaking trails. Plus, an extensive network of equestrian and ORV riding trails. It's easy to see why Michigan is considered the #1 trail state in the nation.
Tucked among the natural beauty of Michigan is a vast system of trails covering all corners of the state. Start with the Iron Belle, the nation's longest designated state trail, then move on the the countless "out-and-backs" that dot the state. You'll soon see that Michigan has plenty of places to hike, whether it's backpacking trails, causual walking trails or running trails that carry you over diverse terrains and through abundant ecosystems. 
Michigan also boasts more than 2,700 miles of rails-to-trails and is home to the International Mountain Biking Association Silver Level Ride Center in Copper Harbor. And if that's not enough, Michigan also has 3,000+ miles of water trails for kayaking or canoeing, more than a thousand miles of state-designated trails open to equestrian riders, and more than 3,100 passion-filled miles of off-road vehicle trails for you to discover. So the question is, are you ready to go out for adventure in Pure Michigan?
Iron Belle Trail Challenge
Lace up your hiking boots and grab your water bottles; this year's Iron Belle Challenge will take place June 2, 2018.
Michigan Trails Week
When it comes to trails, there's no place like Michigan. Trails Week is the perfect time to hit the trails for the first time or try your hand (or feet) at a new trail adventure.
Gold Spike Trail Tour IV
The Gold Spike Trail Tour offers cyclists of all abilities a chance to explore the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail and the Musketawa Trail.
IHTA Red, White and Blue Days
May 26 and 27, 2018. Have a fun weekend of trail games, and a pot luck dinner. You must have your own horse to participate.
Open Road
The open road. It takes on many forms, from the scenic highways to the rugged trails. From the sand covered, to the well-traveled. They lead us to the beauty of nature and the beauty of simple pleasures. The open road is alive and well, and waiting to take us to Pure Michigan. 
Experience Michigan Trails
Michigan offers more than 1,300 miles of biking and hiking trails, with trails for every skill level and season. Whether you're trekking the miles of the Upper Peninsula or charting the perfect path to to a Michigan sunset, there is an adventure awaiting for you in Pure Michigan. Check out all the trails Michigan has to offer and begin planning your trip. 
North Country Trail
The North Country Trail access points are a great spot for hiking throughout Manistee County.
Sleeping Bear Dunes
You can hike about 100 miles of designated trails in the Lakeshore. There are thirteen trails on the mainland for hiking.  Think you can hike all the trails in one year? Check out the Trail Trekkers Challenge.
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