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Michigan trails

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Michigan trails

Michigan’s trails offer something for everyone. Thousands of miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, ORV riding, snowmobiling and more. Find maps, check closures, learn trail etiquette and more.

Find a trail - maps and data

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Find trails in Recreation Search

Find nonmotorized trails, including trails in state parks. Get trail descriptions, photos, amenities and more.

A group of snowmobilers ride down a snowy trail

Snowmobile trail maps

Interactive trail map, PDF maps and data files (GPX and shapefiles).

ORV riders on a trail in the woods showing several different ORV types

ORV trail maps

Interactive trail map, PDF maps and data files (GPX and shapefiles).

Two people snowshoe down a wintery trail

Nonmotorized trails map

An interactive map of nonmotorized trails (hiking, biking, snowshoeing, XC skiing, equestrian and water trails).

The two routs of the Iron Belle Trail, red for biking and blue for hiking

Iron Belle Trail

Interactive map and PDF maps for Michigan's signature hiking and biking trail. Plus, a partner toolkit.

Trail activities

Find detailed information on each trail use, including rules and regulations, seasonal information such as when you can do certain activities, license and permit information, additional location information and more.

Know before you go

Recreation Passport logo in red and blue with decorative circle

Recreation Passport

Required for vehicle entry to state parks, campgrounds, trailheads, boating access sites.

A dog on a leash walking with owner on a trail

Pets on trails

Rules for pets at state parks, trails, boat launches and campgrounds.

A closed sign blocks off a trail that is flooded

Closures and detours

Closures and detours at DNR facilities including trails, parks and more.

Accessible trails and scenic sites

Many trails and scenic sites across the state have accessible features, such as paved paths. We also have track chairs available at several parks that allow access to trails and other areas that traditional wheelchairs may not reach.

In addition, we have several locations with EnChroma viewfinders allowing those with certain types of colorblindness to see color. 

Accessible trails and scenic sites

Improving your trails

ARPA improvement projects

The Building Michigan Together Plan gave $250 million in federal funding for critical infrastructure needs in our park and trail system. 

Make a donation

There are many ways you can help make a difference! Donate to parks, trails, waterways and more.

Volunteer with us

Join us for stewardship workdays, sign up to be a campground or harbor host, and more.

These Goods are Good for Michigan

We partner with businesses to raise support through revenue sharing. Purchase These Goods to support your parks and trails!

At work for you

Learn how trails are managed to best provide outdoor recreation opportunities for you and future generations. Get information about the Trails Advisory Council, The 2022-32 Trails Plan and more.

Managing Michigan's trails

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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