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Michigan's Trails

Trek a New Path

Out for adventure. With thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails—plus an extensive network of equestrian trails—it's easy to see why Michigan is considered the #1 trail state in the nation.

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Chain of Lakes Water Trail
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
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Polly Ann Trail

Plan Your Trip

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, as well as the growing Michigan’s Dragon trail. Then, try some of the countless "out-and-backs" throughout the state. You will soon see that Michigan has plenty of places to hike, whether it's backpacking trails, casual 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. 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 equestrian trails, and 3,000+ miles of off-road vehicle trails for you to discover. So the question is, are you ready to go out for an adventure in Pure Michigan.

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