There are two sets of trail systems within City Forest; mountain biking trails and hiking/cross country ski trails. Please note that these two systems are intertwined with each other and can confuse the novice rider/hiker/skier. We ask users to please familiarize themselves as much as possible with the corresponding map for their activity. There are markers along each route, but these markers are sometimes vandalized or fall prey to weather. Please note that the map at the trail head of the forest is the mountain biking map.
Should you choose to utilize the City Forest trails in winter, please feel free to do so. We ask only that you do not walk in the cross country ski track to the right/left of the main path, as this is the cross country ski track. Also, be aware that bicyclists continue to use our biking trails in the winter months.
Equestrians at City Forest
City Forest may be utilized by equestrians in the spring, summer and fall months. Owners are asked to please refer to the cross country ski trail map as horse trails and to steer clear of all mountain biking trails. We also ask that during the winter season when cross country ski trails are being groomed, equestrians refrain from using the trail system.
Other Trail Systems
If you enjoy walking, jogging, biking, skiing or rollerblading, Midland has beautiful and unique trail systems. They are sure to help you stay in shape or for just taking a relaxing stroll to enjoy the scenery.
The Grand Curve Trail is a 4.25-mile paved trail that runs from the Tridge southeast around the Grand Curve and ends at Patrick and Illinois.
The paved Chippewa Trail extends 4 miles from the Tridge southwest to the Chippewa Nature Center.
The paved Pere-Marquette Rail Trail begins at the Tridge and extends 30 miles to the city of Clare.
Trails in Numbers
Total miles of groomed cross country ski trails: 7.58 (Includes .7 mile lighted loop)
Total miles of hiking trails in City Forest: 7.92
Total miles of mountain biking trails in City Forest: 13.1