Trails & Hiking

Take a Hike in Greater Lansing! 

Greater Lansing offers multiple trail systems throughout the region, including in Lansing, East Lansing, Delhi Township, and more! From short jaunts to mile-long hikes, there are trails to suit everyone, no matter the season. Find trails that traverse woods, wetlands, along rivers, and through urban settings. 

Each of Lansing's three nature centers (Fenner, Harris, Woldumar) and many county parks offer trails that are open all year round for hiking or cross-country skiing. 

The Lansing River Trail is 20+ miles of paved trail that follows 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 free parking access areas throughout Lansing and East Lansing.

Joining up on the south end of the Lansing River Trail is the paved Sycamore Creek Trail/Valhalla Trail that leads through Delhi Township.

Besides the Lansing River Trail, you can find the Northern Tier Trail in East Lansing connecting community parks, and 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.

Looking for dirt trails? Check out Michigan Wildlife Conservancy/Bengel Wildlife Center, Sleepy Hollow State Park, Burchfield Park, and Lake Lansing Park - North. Trails follow the Grand River can also be found in Grand Ledge's Fitzgerald Park and Lincoln Brick Park. Fitzgerald Park is known for "the ledges", 300 million-year-old rock formations that jut from the shore.

Find your hike in Greater Lansing.

There's nothing better than a day spent on the trails. Whether hiking, biking, or riding a horse, Greater Lansing offers multiple trail systems throughout the region. The opportunities are endless. No matter what method of travel you choose, it is important to practice proper trail etiquette in…

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Each year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Pure Michigan spotlight some of the state’s best trails and trail destinations through the Pure Michigan Trails and Pure Michigan Trail Towns designation program. Designed to help boost Michigan’s position as the “Trails State,” the program provides recognition to locations that represent some of Michigan’s best trail experiences.

Michigan’s Capital City has a regional trail network of 30+ miles of trails that serve as a popular destination for recreation and social activities. Trail users can walk, run, bike, or paddle their way around as they experience a wide range of scenery, from dense forest and wildlife to downtown city treasures. Outside of Lansing proper, the trails connect schools and businesses, providing a safe recreation and transportation tool for residents and visitors. These trails connect several communities in the area with a diverse array of cultural histories, including the Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center, an educational center which preserves Anishinaabe history, arts and culture of the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations. The network continues to the north toward Dewitt, to the south toward Delhi Township, and west toward Delta Township. These connections are integral parts of the trail system, providing a range of opportunities to explore the businesses and communities through which they traverse.

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