Iron Belle Trail

IronBelleMapJump on the longest designated state trail in the nation as you hike or bike your way between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. Explore pristine forests, pass cool rivers and visit charming towns, and find out why Michigan is known as “The Trails State.” The 1,273-mile hiking route (69 % complete) incorporates a large portion of the existing North Country National Scenic Trail. It traverses the west side of the Lower Peninsula and borders Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. The 791-mile bicycle route (64 % complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula.

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DNR Awards Area Iron Belle Grants

DNR Advisory Panel to Meet in Marquette Township

Scouts Invited to June 3 Iron Belle Trail Challenge

Ortonville Seeks Funding for Iron Belle Trail Connector

Public Hearing Planned to Discuss Iron Belle Trail


Gaylord Could Come Close to Connecting to Iron Belle Trail

Belle Isle trail system to see upgrades; State seeks input