Bicycles are permitted on all Michigan highways and roads, EXCEPT limited access freeways or where otherwise posted. Bicycles are also allowed in State of Michigan forests, state parks, national forests, and national parks. All-terrain bicycles are suited for many of the state park trails. Use of trails in various areas is described below.
State Forest Trails
Bicycles are allowed on most state forest trails.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
P.O. Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909
State Park Trails
Bicycles are currently allowed on trails in 31 State of Michigan park and recreation areas, including five linear state park trails. This includes the Kal-Haven and Hart-Montague Linear State Parks, which were developed especially for bicyclists.
For maps of trails and further information, call the individual park or the DNR at:
Parks and Recreation Division
National Forest Trails
Bicycles are allowed on national forest trails except where posted. Bicycles are prohibited in congressionally designated wilderness areas. National forest maps are available at each forest service office.
For further information, call the respective Forest Service:
Huron-Manistee National Forest - 800-821-6263
Ottawa National Forest - 906-932-1330
Hiawatha National Forest - 906-786-4062
National Park Trails
Michigan is home to a rare National Park trail open to bicycling.
Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail - 888-334-8499
Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau
12 Wood Ridge Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636