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Your Guide to Michigan's Multi-Use Trail Network

Michigan Trails Magazine and Website are dedicated to providing you with the most accurate maps and information on Michigan's growing network of non-motorized, multi-use trails.

This website is published by trail people for trail people with information you need to enjoy a great day (or more) exploring Michigan trails. Use it to plan your next trail adventure.

We have personally hiked, biked or rollerbladed every trail presented in this website to verify trail routes, surface conditions, public access areas, amenities and points of interest.

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Welcome to the Trails... Now With 19 More to Enjoy

Michigan Trails Magazine CoverWhether you run, hike, ride, rollerblade, or just want to go for a leisurely stroll, Michigan Trails Magazine and website are dedicated to providing you with the most accurate maps and information available on Michigan's growing network of non-motorized, multi-use trails.

This "Guide to the Trails" is published by trail people for trail people with all the information you need to enjoy many days and weekends exploring Michigan's trails. We have personally hiked, biked or rollerbladed every trail presented in the following pages to verify trail routes, surface conditions, public access areas, amenities and points of interest. You will also see some of the many photos we've shot along these scenic trails or have been submitted by our readers.

In this 2015 edition, we have added 19 more trails for you to enjoy. We are pleased to include some great trails from Michigan's Upper Peninsula and several more from the northern, western, midwestern and southeastern regions of the Lower Peninsula. We thoroughly enjoyed riding each one, and we think you will, too. You will also notice that several of our existing trails have been expanded or improved over the past year.

Here in Michigan, we are very fortunate to have so many trail groups and local, county and state government agencies dedicated to funding, building, expanding and maintaining all these great trails. These are people who really care and work hard to make a difference. It's been a privilege working with them on this magazine. Make sure to read the articles in the following pages to learn how the Michigan trails movement is making progress and about the people who have made that progress possible.

This coming summer and fall, we will be back on the road, exploring more trails to be added to next year's magazine. Many more trails are currently in the planning or development stages, and we will continue to work with local, county and state groups and agencies to bring you those trails as they come to fruition.

All of these wonderful trails were built for your enjoyment. Get out there and use them. It's an awesome way to experience this beautiful state of Michigan. See you on the trails.

- Rob Pulver, editor
- Michigan Trails Magazine

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