Trails & Pathways
- Subscribe to Trail updates from Michigan DNR
- The Michigan DNR offers hundreds of miles of trails and pathways used primarily for bicycling, hiking and cross country skiing (some also allow horseback riding and snowmobiling). These trails provide a scenic routes through the Michigan countryside, running by rivers and through forests or farm country, connecting small communities and many State Forest Campgrounds.
- Defining Trails and PathwaysPathways, linear trails, trail camps. . .What the heck are they and what can I do on them? Michigan trails provide a multitude of opportunities for recreation. Some trails are quiet trails for nature walks or cross-country skiing, while others provide the loud rough and tumble extreme sport atmosphere. Find out which trails are right for you and your activities.
- Michigan Comprehensive Trails Plan
- State Trails Implementation Plans
- Equestrian Chapter: Michigan Comprehensive Trail Plan The DNR and the Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council, are currently finalizing a statewide trail plan to address all forms of recreational trail use. The (DRAFT) Equestrian Chapter of this comprehensive plan was developed with strong participation by the equestrian community.
- Conservation and safety tips for Michigan morel huntersBest practices for harvesting mushrooms, suggestions for seeking out hunting spots and a guide on how to recognize poisonous mushrooms.
- Trail/Pathway SearchLooking for that pathway or trail to ride your bike? Cross Country Ski? Ride your horse? Use this handy trail and pathway search to find a location in an area close to you!
- Campground SearchFind a Michigan State Park, Recreation Area or State Forest Campground.
- Interactive MapUse this interactive map to search by a specific area in Michigan. Just click in the area you are interested in and this map will provide you with information on State Forest Campgrounds, State Parks, Pathways and Trails.
- The North Country National Scenic TrailThis National Scenic Trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York includes over 1500 miles in Michigan.
- Regulation of Lands Administered by the Department Of Natural Resources
- Parks and Recreation Areas State Land Use Rules IC 3003-1
- Forest Area and Forest Campgrounds State Land Rules - IC 4001 Excerpt from REGULATIONS OF LANDS ADMINISTERED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES