These TART trails, in and around Traverse City in Northern Michigan, provide an array of options for biking, hiking, skiing or a casual stroll in and around town. For more information on each of these trails and their features, click here.

Boardman River Trail: 24 miles
Parking available at Mayfield Pond ParkBrown Bridge Quiet Area Trailhead 1Muncie Lake PathwayGrand Traverse YMCA South, the Boardman River Nature Center and more.

Boardman Lake Trail: 4 miles
Access and parking at the north end of the lake is off Hannah Road just south of the Traverse Area District Library, and at the south end of the Lake at Medalie Park in the Logan’s Landing area off South Airport Road. If you’re walking or biking, you can get on the trail from 8th Street near Copy Central, the Oryana Trailhead, Lake Street or 14th Street.

Mall Trail: 2 miles
This trail parallels US-31 from 14th Street to South Airport Road near the Grand Traverse Mall.

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail: 20 miles completed
There are many trailheads and parking lots to choose from. For an interactive map, visit friendsofsleepingbear.org/sbht-i-map.

Leelanau Trail: 17 miles

  • There are three trailheads for parking along the trail at: Cherry Bend Road, Fouch Road, and 4th Street in Suttons Bay. There is also parking available at the Leelanau Studios parking lot, just 1/3 mile east of the Cherry Bend Road trailhead.
  • Keswick Methodist Church, on Center Highway between Fort and Revold Road, welcomes trail users to use their lot.
  • Drivers: For improved intersection visibility, please do not park vehicles within 100 feet of the trail.

TART: 10.5 miles
For a PDF map of TART trails and parking options, click here.

TART in Town: Varies

  • Cross-Town Route is an east-west bike route that currently goes from TC Central High to the Commons and Munson Medical Center.
  • Rose Street Route is a north-south connector on the east side.
  • Elmwood Street Route is a north-south connector on the west side.

For a PDF map of parking options, click this link.

Vasa Pathway: 3K, 5K, 10K and 25K loops
Trailhead: 4450 Bartlett Rd., Williamsburg
Directions: US-31 to Bunker Hill Road, right on Bartlett, left into the trailhead parking area. The trail is marked with wayfinding signs.

Vasa Skillz Loop: Two 1-mile loops
Trailhead: 4450 Bartlett Rd., Williamsburg
Directions: US-31 to Bunker Hill Road, right on Bartlett, left into the trailhead parking area. The trail is marked with wayfinding signs.

Winter Sports Singletrack: 15k (9.3 miles)
Trailhead: From downtown Traverse City, follow Front Street and merge onto Munson Avenue (US-31 N.) and stay on it until you get to Four Mile Road (about four miles) then turn right and follow it to Hammond Road, and turn left. Follow Hammond and turn right (on the big curve) onto High Lake. Go one mile and turn left onto Supply Road. Follow Supply about two miles until you pass the steel power line—watch for signs.

Read about the Executive Director TART Trails and find more outdoor fun in the February 2021 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine below; or subscribe and get Traverse delivered to your door each month.

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