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Michigan trails

Spring trail reminder - Using muddy trails can damage them – it’s best to avoid it altogether. But hikers, bikers and horseback riders who have to traverse muddy trails should go down the center – not to the sides or around the mud, which widens the trail. Find more etiquette tips.

Federal funds give state parks and trails a huge boost forward

If you love state parks and trails as much as we do, you know there’s a lot of infrastructure work to be done. Thanks to $250 million in federal relief funding from the Building Michigan Together Plan, we're making even more headway! To help you track our progress, we've put together an interactive map identifying proposed project locations, details and status of those projects, plus FAQs and a photo gallery.

Follow our progress »

Closures & detours

Find information on temporary closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state-designated trails, boat launches, state parks and campgrounds

Check closures »

Trail etiquette

Help keep everyone happy and safe, while protecting our state’s natural landscapes. Happy trails!

Nonmotorized trail etiquette »

Motorized trail etiquette »

At work for you

Learn how trails are managed to best provide outdoor recreation opportunities for you and future generations.

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

2022-32 Michigan DNR Trails Plan »

Managing parks, trails and waterways »

Trails news

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Pure Michigan® Trail and Trail Towns

In partnership with Pure Michigan®, we're highlighting some of the state's best trails, water trails and trail towns through the Pure Michigan® Trail and Trail Town Designation Program.

See the trails and trail towns
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Recreation Passport

Your key to Michigan state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and state trailheads all year long. See where it can take you!