Best Fitness in Michigan

Looking for the best fitness in Michigan? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Michigan. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Superior's Pictured Rocks Shore to Au Sable Lighthouse

    This trip works best with two cars where the first is dropped off at the Twelvemile Beach Parking Lot), and carpooled over to the Miner's Castle Parking Lot. Both lots can be easily found in the Pictured Rocks National Seashore Map, or on Google M...

    26 miles

  • Hike Lumberman’s Monument

    Lumberman’s Monument is truly a hidden gem. Most people don’t realize there are towering sand dunes in the Oscoda area. While the majority of visitors stay at the overlook, there is a breathtaking trail for the more adventurous. The main parking f...

    5.6 miles

  • Hike the North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

    This trail is perfect for backpacking, hiking, trail running, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing! The North Country Trail in the Manistee River section is 19.8 miles long, out and back. Depending on the distances you plan to cover, the trail ra...

    19.8 miles 2739 ft gain

  • Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

    At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intrigui...

    6 miles 183 ft gain

  • Hike the Pioneer Loop

    Take the Benson Grade trail to Pioneer Loop part 1 --> Freak N Nature --> Greywalls --> Mossy Connector. There are a variety of trails that connect within the loop, so make sure to grab a map before starting out! 

    7.8 miles 401 ft gain

  • Hike the Harlow Lake Loop Trail

    Just outside of Marquette, Michigan, the Harlow Lake Loop offers a variety of activity options and scenic lake views. Harlow Lake Recreation Area is close to numerous wonderful food options in the town of Marquette, and has easy parking. 

    3.3 miles 229 ft gain

  • Hike the Iron Ore Heritage Trail: Marquette Bay

    The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail. Activities include trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and backpacking. Given the length of the trail (and the point-to-point nature of the trail) make su...

    9.4 miles 0 ft gain

  • Winter Hike Empire Bluff Trail

    Just outside the village of Empire is where this venture starts. This hike may be the most famous hike in the area. The Empire Bluff Trail provides incredible views of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan! The hike is sli...

    1.5 miles 170 ft gain

  • Climb the Stairs up Mt. Pisgah

    Feel the burn in your calves and thighs! If you don't feel it, pick up the pace or do it all again! The good news is it is actually just a large dune, not an entire mountain. It should not take you very long to run, even though there are over 200 ...

    0.5 miles 80 ft gain

  • Hike the Tranquil Bluff Trail on Mackinac Island

    You will need to take a ferry to the island to access this hike, but the fare is cheap and is worth it for a day trip. This hike starts at the very popular (and thus usually crowded) Arch Rock and takes you halfway across the island to British Lan...

    3 miles

  • Bike the Mount Marquette Loop

    The Mount Marquette Loop is one of the classic trails in the Noquemanon Trail Network. Starting at the trailhead, the loop is generally ridden in a counter-clockwise direction. Follow the Gurley trail to the Doctors trail, and from there, the trai...

    3.8 miles 642 ft gain

  • Run Across the Grand River

    Begin the run at Connor Bayou, where this adventure's directions lead to. You will follow the Idema Explorers trail into the woods, where you will wind around for about 0.4 miles. As soon as you exit the woods, continue to follow the paved trail t...

    4 miles