Find Your Trail
The TART Trails network currently consists of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route.
We acknowledge that all of the trails that make up the TART Trails network, now and in the future, exist on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabe people who are today represented by the nations of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
Located on state forest land, the Vasa Pathway features a series of loops (3K, 5K, 10K, 25K) that offer users a variety of challenges from easy to difficult. Cross-country skiers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers,
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a non-motorized trail that showcases destinations within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the two Lakeshore towns of Glen Arbor and Empire. Currently the trail is 20 miles
Vasa Skillz Loop
The Vasa Skillz Building Loop, built in partnership with NMMBA, is designed specifically for kids and adults new to mountain biking to hone their skills, while still hopefully staying upright. Two one-mile, single-track loops have
TART in Town
The TART in Town includes several point-to-point bike routes in downtown Traverse City. Cross-Town Route is an east-west bike route that currently goes from TC Central High to the Commons and Munson Medical Center. Rose
Winter Sports Single Track
The 15K Winter Sports Singletrack is groomed by the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association (NMMBA) from December through March. Winter trail access will be the same as summer access at the existing single-track DNR trail on Supply Rd.
The nearly 2-mile long Mall Trail parallels US-31 from 14th St to South Airport Rd near the Grand Traverse Mall. The Mall Trail connects downtown Traverse City residents with many commercial businesses and restaurants. The
Three Mile Trail
Enjoy this 2-mile long trail that runs along Three Mile Road from the Traverse City State Park beach on US 31 to South Airport Road. Parking Parking can be found at corner of Parsons and
The 17-mile Leelanau Trail provides a paved off-road connection between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Running through the last of Leelanau County’s former railroad corridors, the Leelanau Trail features picturesque forests, farms, vineyards, lakes and
The 10.5 mile long Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART) is a paved urban transportation and recreation corridor with an eastern end point at M-72/Bates Rd in Acme Township and a western end point at Carter
Buffalo Ridge Trail
The Buffalo Ridge Trail along Franke Drive is currently closed due to construction of the new TCAPS Montessori School. This trail segment should reopen in the fall/winter of 2022. Use Barnes Trail as an detour
Boardman Lake Loop Trail
The 4-mile Boardman Lake Loop Trail is a trail that wraps around Boardman Lake, just south of downtown Traverse City. The northern portion of the trail offers an urban setting with commercial access. The east
Boardman/Ottaway River Trail
The 24 miles of the Boardman/Ottaway River Trail is complete and provides 7 miles of newly constructed single-track trail connecting Mayfield Pond Park to the North Country Trail. Additionally, we are thrilled to have recently