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Trails system

We think we’ve earned our reputation as the Trails State.

Michigan offers more than 13,400 miles of state-designated trails, including multiuse trails:

  • 4,020 miles of hiking trails.
  • 1,375 miles of rail trails.
  • 4,090 miles of designated ORV and motorcycle trails and routes.
  • 6,165 miles of designated snowmobile trails.
  • 845 miles of equestrian trails.
  • 2,085 miles of biking trails.
  • 635 miles of water trails.
  • 365 miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
Explore Michigan trails
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2022-2032 Michigan DNR Trails Plan

The trails plan - built around the concept of "explore, connect, sustain" - provides a framework for our management of more than 13,400 miles of state-designated motorized and nonmotorized trails and pathways.

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Trails Advisory Council

The Michigan Trails Advisory Council advises the director of the DNR and the governor on the creation, development, operation and maintenance of motorized and nonmotorized trails.

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You'll also find links to the various trail advisory groups.


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ORV Trail Improvement Program

Provides funding for maintenance of established ORV trails and facilities, development of new trails and facilities, and restoration of areas damaged by ORV use.

snowmobiles riding trails

Snowmobile Trail Improvement Program

Provides funding to maintain snowmobile trails including grooming, general maintenance, improving conditions and/or access, and replacement of equipment for maintaining trails.