people hiking on the Iron Belle Trail in the fall
  • IRON BELLE TRAIL - TWO ROUTES, ONE GREAT TRAIL

    The Iron Belle Trail is the longest state trail in the nation with two paths to hike or bike between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. The paths go through pristine forests, pass cool rivers and visit charming towns demonstrating Michigan’s claim as The Trails State. The 1,221-mile hiking route (72% complete) incorporates large portion of the existing North Country National Scenic Trail. It traverses the west side of the Lower Peninsula and borders Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. The 798-mile bicycle route (62% complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula.


Use the interactive map to explore the Iron Belle Trail!