It’s time to explore the trail diversity the Cadillac Area has to offer. There are so many ways to explore trails in our area!
CADILLAC AREA TRAIL SYSTEMS
The Cadillac area offers over 200 miles of trails year around. Whether you are hiking, biking or walking, we have a trail for you. All of our trails have public access with either free parking, or MDNR recreation pass parking. Click on the trail systems below for trail maps, amenities and tips. Enjoy your trip!
Our well maintained trail systems are one of our greatest resources in the Cadillac area. In 2022, Cadillac received the Pure Michigan Trail Town designation!
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Select a trail to access downloadable maps, GPS information, trailhead locations, amenities and more.
This great trail is only 10 minutes outside of Downtown Cadillac and is a four season mult-sport trail featuring Fat Tire, MTB, Trail Hiking and groomed cross classic cross country skiing.
Heritage Trail at the Mitchell State Park
Don’t miss this wonderful 3.5 mile nature trail surrounding a 235-acre preserve.
Oliver Family Nature Preserve
The Oliver Family Preserve is a 15-acre natural area, open to the public for hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Fife Lake Loop
Along this 21 mile loop trail, hikers can enjoy the scenic views, serenity of the forest, streams and the Manistee River.
Waldeck Nature Preserve
Waldeck Island is an 11-acre nature preserve located on Stone Ledge Lake, which is open to the public for quiet sports such as hiking and snowshoeing.
Big-M Recreation Area
The Big “M” trail is a 37.9 mile loop trail system located in a canopy of hardwoods off of M-55 between Cadillac and Wellston.
Manistee River Trail/NCT Loop
The North Country Trail takes you west of the Manistee River, and the Manistee River Trail takes you along the east side of the river. This is a hiking and XC skiing only trail.
A 25 mile multi-terrain, multi-season hiking, biking, summer trail, that transitions into a groomed classic cross country ski trail system in the winter.