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Hiking and biking

A trail overlooking a forest of fall colors

Hiking and biking

With more than 4,020 miles of state-designated hiking trails and 2,085 miles of state-designated biking trails in Michigan, it's easy to find a great trail experience near you. From long treks along the Iron Belle Trail to hikes along trails in state parks and state forests to mountain biking across rugged terrain, Michigan offers trail opportunities for all abilities and interests.

Please note, many trails are multi-use trails, bikers please be sure to yield the right of way to hikers and horses!

Trail etiquette »

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Interactive nonmotorized trail map

You'll find hiking, equestrian, cross-country, mountain biking and water trail routes in one easy map.

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Places to explore

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Mountain biking trails

These trails are more narrow with natural soil surface and changing slopes and gradients. 

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State parks and forests hiking trails

There are great hiking trails located in state parks, recreation areas and state forests.

two hikers on Iron Belle Trail with fall leaves

Iron Belle Trail

Jump on the longest designated state trail in the nation as you hike or bike your way between Detroit and the Upper Peninsula.

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State linear trails

Explore these long out-and-back, multi-use trails.

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Winter biking

Find winter fat-tire and mountain biking opportunities.

Electric bicycles

Learn the rules on where you can ride e-bikes in Michigan.