Trails & Hiking
If you are looking for an opportunity to get out in nature, Greater Lansing can offer multiple trail systems throughout the region including East Lansing, Lansing, Delhi Township and more. From short jaunts to miles-long hikes, there are trails to suit everyone in all seasons. Find trails traversing woods, wetlands, along the rivers and through urban settings, too.
Each of Lansing’s three nature centers (Fenner, Harris, Woldumar) offer hiking trails and many of the county parks have trails to walk or cross-country ski as weather permits.
The Lansing River Trail is 17+ miles of paved trail in Lansing following the banks of the Grand River, the Red Cedar River and Sycamore Creek with multiple boardwalk sections skirting out over the river and wetland areas. Find many free parking access areas throughout Lansing and East Lansing.
Joining up on the south end of the Lansing River Trail is the Sycamore Creek Trail/Valhalla Trail that leads you through Delhi Township.
Besides the Lansing River Trail, you can find the Northern Tier Trail in East Lansing connecting community parks, recreation facilities with beautiful views of wildlife and foliage. Along this trail you can find the Northern Tail Dog Park, a two-acre fenced area.
Walking trails can be found in many of the region’s parks like at Michigan Wildlife conservancy/Bengel Wildlife Center, Sleepy Hollow State Park, Burchfield Park and Hawk Island Park. Trails following the Grand River can also be found from Grand Ledge's Fitzgerald Park where you can view “the ledges,” 300 Million-year-old rock formations that jut from the shore.
Greater Lansing has paved, tamed trails and natural untrimmed trails to suit every type of walker and hiker.