Shore to Shore Trail - south segment

This trail is good for Hiking Horseback Riding

  • Length: 35.95 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Variable
  • Organization:
  • Trail Website: says, "The horseback riding/hiking trail begins at Lake Michigan in Empire on the west side of the state and ends at Lake Huron near Oscoda on the eastern side. It's the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. Around Traverse City, the trail cuts through Lake Dubonnet, Muncie Lakes, the Sand Lakes Quiet Area and then heads north of Kalkaska before continuing eastward. There's also a southern spur that goes down to Cadillac, and a northern spur that ends east of Indian River."


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

Trail Photos


UV Index

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