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State trails

There are more than 13,000 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.

 

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Closures & detours

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

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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.

2022-2032 Michigan DNR Trails Plan »

Managing parks, trails and waterways »

Trails news

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!

Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport.