An image of a girl wearing a backpack, hiking in the woods.

Get Outside: Best Hiking Trails in Michigan

Our state is so beautiful, and we love exploring it! One of the best ways to enjoy all that Michigan has to offer is by hiking trails all over the state. Each trail offers something different, whether it’s dunes, waterfalls, forests or beaches. Let’s be honest: Michigan truly has some of the best trails in the country.

When you hit these paths, you might even run into one of our doctors. We love exercising and staying active because it’s a great way to improve vision. Check out our team’s top picks for hiking Michigan, and say hi if you bump into us!

An image of a bridge in Warren Woods Park, Michigan.

Warren Woods State Park

We may be a little bias about the Warren Woods trail because it’s only an hour away from our main office, but it’s also an easy trail to hike with your family. This is a short walk with great views and perfect picnic spots.

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Tahquamenon Falls Route

Take a trip to the Upper Peninsula to see the Tahquamenon Falls. Plus, you can take the Tahquamenon Falls Route to see multiple other waterfalls in the area. Did you know this trail will allow you to see one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi? That’s something you can’t miss.

We love this trail because there is so much to see, from leafy foliage to multiple waterfalls and the occasional moose. If you hike this route, stop in to one of our 55 locations to tell us all about it!

A photo of Minong Ridge Traverse at sunset.

Minong Ridge Traverse

Ready for a hike of a lifetime? Take a trip all the way up to Isle Royale National Park to hike Minong Ridge. You’ll have to take two ferries to get there, but the views are worth it. This hike is for the experienced traveler, so start training now!

Pack plenty of water and your sunglasses when you go. This is a long hike, and you’ll need to protect your health. Keep your eyes shaded so you can see the trail with ease and make sure to stay hydrated.

Green Trail

Green Trail

Travel to southeast Michigan and get lost in the forest at Haven Hill Natural Area in the Highland State Recreation Area. The Green Trail is an easy hike that’s perfect for beginners. As if that wasn’t great already, you can also bring your dog! The trail is only 45 miles out from Detroit, so it’s a great place to visit in order to escape the city.

Make sure you bring bug spray with you. Green Trail is in a swamp forest, but it’s also home to over 100 species of birds. Make sure your glasses are clean for this hike so you don’t miss anything!

Before you take off on your next hiking adventure, stop in for a comprehensive eye exam. We want you to enjoy all the views Michigan has to offer with clear vision.

Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled doctors today, and then go hit the trails.