Best Mountain Biking in Michigan

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Fort Custer Recreation Area

    6 Reviews

    Augusta, MI

    Offering a rainbow of loops, this well-organized and popular 16-mile multiple-use trail system offers something for everyone. The difficult Red Loop challenges riders with logs, whoop-de-dos, ...
    •  2 - 4 hours
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Offering a rainbow of loops, this well-organized and popular 16-mile multiple-use trail system offers something for everyone. ...

  • #2 Potawatomi Trail

    3 Reviews

    Ann Arbor, MI

    The Potawatomi Trail is the granddaddy of mountain biking trails in southeastern Michigan—and for a senior citizen, it stills packs a wallop. Sandy hills with exposed roots defeat all but the ...
    •  2 - 4 hours
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Potawatomi Trail is the granddaddy of mountain biking trails in southeastern Michigan—and for a senior citizen, it stills ...

  • #3 Mackinac Island Trails

    4 Reviews

    Saint Ignace, MI

    Who would have guessed that one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions was also home to Michigan’s most difficult section of singletrack? The first 1.2 miles of the Tranquil Bluff Trail ...
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Who would have guessed that one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions was also home to Michigan’s most difficult ...

  • #4 Brighton Recreation Area Loops

    5 Reviews

    Brighton, MI

    Two singletrack trails, designed specifically for mountain bikes, opened during the summer of 1998 at this popular recreation area. The 7-mile Murray Lake Loop zigzags through a virtually ob ...
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  12.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Two singletrack trails, designed specifically for mountain bikes, opened during the summer of 1998 at this popular recreation ...

  • #5 Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

    3 Reviews

    Waterford, MI

    Pontiac Lake Recreation Area’s popular multiple-use trail system is receiving a face-lift. The Pontiac Lake chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association and the Pontiac Lake Trail Riders ...
    •  1 - 1.5 hours
    •  11.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Pontiac Lake Recreation Area’s popular multiple-use trail system is receiving a face-lift. The Pontiac Lake chapter of the ...

  • #6 Bald Mountain Loops

    3 Reviews

    Lake Orion, MI

    Cruising past inland lakes and creeks, these two tree-lined loops offer riders a rollicking good time. Rocky descents, sand traps, and a few steep hills keep you alert, but for the most part ...
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Cruising past inland lakes and creeks, these two tree-lined loops offer riders a rollicking good time. Rocky descents, sand ...

  • #7 Island Lake Loops

    4 Reviews

    Brighton, MI

    The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each trail is enjoyable on its own, together they make a long singletrack ...
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  14.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each ...

  • #8 Yankee Springs Recreation Area

    3 Reviews

    Middleville, MI

    Bopping in and out of trees and rolling along a picturesque ridgeline, this fun and fast mountain bike–only trail cruises among tall red pines and past the Devil’s Soup Bowl, a sunken area surrounded ...
    •  1.5 - 2.5 hours
    •  13.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Bopping in and out of trees and rolling along a picturesque ridgeline, this fun and fast mountain bike–only trail cruises ...

  • #9 Holdridge Lakes Loops

    3 Reviews

    Holly, MI

    A lot of love has gone into this well-maintained trail system. Offering three loops, the trails are quintessential southern Michigan. The singletrack rolls through dense forest, with the most ...
    •  15 minutes - 4 hours
    •  23.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A lot of love has gone into this well-maintained trail system. Offering three loops, the trails are quintessential southern ...

  • #10 Novi North Park (Tree Farm)

    4 Reviews

    Novi, MI

    Not long ago, garbage dotted the 500-acre Novi North Park. Under the dedicated care of local Michigan Mountain Biking Association members, however, the park has become an example of urban renewal. ...
    •  45 minutes - 1 hour
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Not long ago, garbage dotted the 500-acre Novi North Park. Under the dedicated care of local Michigan Mountain Biking Association ...

  • #11 Stony Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Utica, MI

    Boasting Macomb County’s highest point, this well-marked 14-mile trail system winds along tight singletracks and wide doubletracks through open, grassy meadows. The route climbs to an overlook ...
    •  30 minutes - 1 hour
    •  4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Boasting Macomb County’s highest point, this well-marked 14-mile trail system winds along tight singletracks and wide doubletracks ...

  • #12 Grand Island Loop

    4 Reviews

    Munising, MI

    This is simply the most spectacular ride in Michigan. A pontoon ferryboat whisks visitors 0.5 mile across Lake Superior to rugged Grand Island. The route follows the perimeter of the island and ...
    •  3 - 5 hours
    •  21.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is simply the most spectacular ride in Michigan. A pontoon ferryboat whisks visitors 0.5 mile across Lake Superior to ...

  • #13 Maybury Singletrack

    1 Reviews

    Northville, MI

    Maybury State Park has the honor of being the closest singletrack trail to the western Detroit suburbs. This honor is good and bad. The good news is that the small trail system is well maintained ...
    •  30 minutes - 1 hour
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Maybury State Park has the honor of being the closest singletrack trail to the western Detroit suburbs. This honor is good ...

  • #14 Bruno's Run

    4 Reviews

    Munising, MI

    Reminding you of why Michigan is called “Water Wonderland,” Bruno’s Run offers endless inland lake views. Bouncing over exposed roots, the trail dumps you out at Pete’s Lake Campground. During ...
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Reminding you of why Michigan is called “Water Wonderland,” Bruno’s Run offers endless inland lake views. Bouncing over exposed ...

  • #15 North Country Trail: Antrim / Kalkaska County

    2 Reviews

    Alba, MI

    This ride is proof that the North Country Trail (NCT) offers mountain bikers some of the prettiest scenery and most interesting terrain in Michigan. Pedaling south from Starvation Lake, the NCT ...
    •  4 - 6 hours
    •  32.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is proof that the North Country Trail (NCT) offers mountain bikers some of the prettiest scenery and most interesting ...

  • #16 Burchfield Park Singletrack

    1 Reviews

    Lansing, MI

    This trail is like a B horror movie: plenty of monstrous obstacles with imaginative names like Kentaro’s Monster and Dragon’s Back. The trail offers every imaginable apparatus from laddered climbs ...
    •  30 minutes - 1 hour
    •  5.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is like a B horror movie: plenty of monstrous obstacles with imaginative names like Kentaro’s Monster and Dragon’s ...

  • #17 Bass River Recreation Area

    2 Reviews

    Grand Haven, MI

    Twisting continuously, this tight, mostly flat trail system was designed for mountain bikers by mountain bikers. Maintained by the Michigan Mountain Biking Association, the narrow singletrack ...
    •  30 minutes - 1 hour
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Twisting continuously, this tight, mostly flat trail system was designed for mountain bikers by mountain bikers. Maintained ...

  • #18 Highland Recreation Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Hartland, MI

    It is impossible to ride this trail system without bumping into a tree at least once. The four loops are on singletrack so narrow and twisty that handlebars can hook a tree at any moment. The ...
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  16.7 miles
    •  Guide

    It is impossible to ride this trail system without bumping into a tree at least once. The four loops are on singletrack so ...

  • #19 Heritage Park Loop

    1 Reviews

    Adrian, MI

    Located in the extreme southeastern corner of Michigan, Heritage Park combines cornfields with conifers. The well-designed trail system—an eclectic mix of flat, wide trail, gravel road, and ...
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the extreme southeastern corner of Michigan, Heritage Park combines cornfields with conifers. The well-designed ...

  • #20 Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Trail System

    1 Reviews

    Copper Harbor, MI

    This trail system is a ride through Copper Country history. Starting at the Lake Fanny Hooe Resort, the original site of the Fort Wilkin’s Garden, the trail leads to the 377-acre Estivant Pines ...
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail system is a ride through Copper Country history. Starting at the Lake Fanny Hooe Resort, the original site of ...