Up North Trails…Our Trails Take You Farther.

Michigan is a true trails destination with over 12,000 miles of trails to explore Up North. Whether you are a hiker, bicyclist, skier, horseback rider, ORVer, or snowmobiler, thousands of miles of trails await discovery. Our vast network of trails is just a click away. Discover trails that suit your needs, read about the trail systems, view photos, submit trail reviews, and click on trail segments to find out even more. Don’t forget to light up Points of Interest and Nearby Trails to discover amazing things to see and do around your chosen trail.

Who are "Up North Trails"?

The Up North Trails Collaborative started as a coalition of 53 organizations in Northern Lower Michigan with the goal of promoting all trail systems together for all trail users. In 2018, Networks Northwest and Northeast Michigan Council of Governments teamed up with Western U.P. Planning & Development Region, Central U.P. Planning and Development Regional Commission, Eastern U.P. Regional Planning & Development Commission, and the I-69 Thumb Region to expand and relaunch Up North Trails in 2019. Now covering all of the Upper and northern Lower Peninsulas and Thumb region, we've more than doubled the miles of trails available to explore.

Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus!

With most recreational opportunities on hold to prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is more important than ever that residents take simple steps to stay safe while enjoying the region's parks and trails. With spring weather arriving and people spending more time at home, the region’s parks and trails have been more crowded than usual lately. We hope you will share these messages with people in your community to help keep everyone safe while enjoying the outdoors:

  • Maintain the recommended six feet of space from people outside your household for social distancing.
  • Avoid shared surfaces like playground equipment and close-contact spaces like athletic courts.
  • Expect limited access to public rest rooms, water fountains, and other facilities or programs.
  • Be aware of all park or trail rules, like keeping pets on a leash and picking up after them.
  • Follow Leave No Trace principles when possible, as park maintenance may be more limited than usual.
  • If you’re not feeling well, it’s best to stay inside and avoid public spaces.