• There are more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails and pathways in our state, making Michigan home to one of the largest, interconnected trail systems in the country. This inviting network – and the associated quality of life, health and economic benefits it offers – is fueling Michigan’s drive to be known nationally as “The Trails State.” The trail system offers ample opportunities for bicyclists, hikers, ORV riders, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, horseback riders and more.

Trails in State Parks and Forests

Rail/Linear Trails

  • Linear Trails and Rail Trails

    Linear trails, also referred to as out-and-back, rail or destination trails, go from one point to another and follow an old railroad track or land feature. These trails typically cover long distances, are often multi-use and include opportunities for hiking, biking and more. A few of these trails may be open to snowmobiling in the winter.

    Click on the map to zoom in and get detailed trail information, including designated uses (hike, snowmobile, equestrian, etc.), mileage, surface type, surrounding campgrounds and more.

  • map of linear trails