TART - Leelanau Trail

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

Located along the last of Leelanau County’s former railroad corridors, the Leelanau Trail provides a paved off-road connection between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. The trail is part of the TART trail network, an urban transportation and recreational corridor developed for walking, biking, running, in-line skating, and commuting in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. The 17-mile route features rolling hills, picturesque forests, orchards, vineyards, meadows, lakes and ponds. During the winter, the trail is groomed from the Cherry Bend trailhead and 4th Street, just south of Suttons Bay. 

Bike-n-Ride is a summertime service that offers bikers the option of riding the trail one way and taking the bus back (with bikes onboard). For more information about BATA's Bike-n-Ride program, please visit the BATA website.



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

Do you have something to add? Email Us