WHITE PINE TRAIL
The White Pine Trail is Michigan’s longest trail stretching a distance of 92 miles of the former Grand Rapids and Indiana rail bed. The trail reaches from the north end of Grand Rapids to Cadillac. Future trails will intersect the White Pine establishing it as the backbone of the Michigan trail system. The White Pine Trail is one of the top 100 rails-to-trails in the US as determined by the National Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
The trail is surfaced with asphalt pavement in the following locations:
*Comstock Park North to Sand Lake (21 Miles)
*Big Rapids North to Cadillac (42 Miles)
The remainder of the trail is surfaced with packed gravel or cinders with pavement planned for the future. Riders with hybrid and mountain bikes will find the entire trail very enjoyable.
Parking and access to the trail is provided at each community along the trail. From south to north the trail passes through the following cities and villages; Comstock Park, Belmont, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Sand Lake, Pierson, Howard City, Morley, Stanwood, Big Rapids, Paris, Reed City, Ashton, Leroy, Tustin and Cadillac. The trail crosses or parallels several rivers and streams including the Grand River in Grand Rapids, the Rouge River in Rockford, the Muskegon River in Big Rapids and the Hersey River in Reed City. There are many spectacular bridges along the way. Camping is available in Belmont, Cedar Springs, Sand Lake, Morley, Paris, Reed City, Hersey, Evart and Cadillac.
The White Pine Trail is open to hiking, bicycling, inline skating, skiing and other forms of non-motorized transportation. Snowmobiles are allowed from Russell Road to Cadillac when there is a minimum of four inches of snow on the trail.
Please also support the West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition in their efforts to developand connect the major trail networks throughout the West Michigan area.