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Trails: Oak Routes

Whether you are looking for a leisurely family hike down a rail trail or passing through a historic neighborhood on your morning commute to work, Oakland County has it all.

A Bicyclist's Guide to Southeast Oakland County  Find the best routes for your bicycle trip through the communities of Southeast Oakland County.

The emerging "Oak Routes" network of trails, pathways, and blueways traverses much of the 910 square miles of the county. This non-motorized system is envisioned to serve a diverse range of users, providing safe and well-maintained linkages to important natural, cultural and civic destinations and other points of interest within and outside of the county.

Several of the trail systems in Oakland County serve a distinct role in Governor Snyder's vision for a "Belle Isle to Wisconsin" Trail, and Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance's Great Lake-to-Lake Trail.  

AnOak Routes Map is available for download or by contacting ocparks@oakgov.com or 1-888-OCPARKS.

The major existing trail routes in Oakland County include:
Clinton River Trail
Headwaters Trails
Huron Valley Trail
I-275 Metro Trail
Lakes Community Trail
Milford Trail
Paint Creek Trail
Polly Ann Trail
West Bloomfield Trail
Water Trails - Clinton, Shiawassee and Huron

These major trails are linked to a substantial network of secondary pathways and greenways. Each with a specific purpose and design, Oakland County's current and planned non-motorized network employs a hierarchical system of pathways.