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Flint River Trail

The Flint River Trail is a network of approximately 24 miles of paved non-motorized pedestrian paths beginning at the University of Michigan - Flint Campus and passing along the north and south edges of the Flint River with two spurs that connect with Mott Community College and Kettering University.

This growing network of trails was built in several phases, with the first phase completed in the early 1980s from downtown Flint to Carpenter Road. You will notice the different ages of the trail surface as you travel from the city's urban area north along the river through several parks and natural areas to the village of Genesee at the north side of Mott Lake. Stepping Stone Falls, a concrete water sculpture and part of a dam that created Mott Lake, is one of the highlights of this riverside tour.

The newest section of the trail was completed in fall 2015 from Stepping Stone Falls north through Genesee Recreation Area. The Flint River Trail and the proposed Grand Traverse Greenway Trail are part of the Iron Belle Trail that will eventually travel across Michigan from Belle Isle State Park near Detroit to Ironwood on the Wisconsin border in the Upper Peninsula.

Development of this trail network gained momentum in the early 1990s when a group of cyclists began hosting Sunday afternoon bike rides, organizing trail cleanups, and advocating for the expansion of the trail. Eventually this group became the Friends of the Flint River Trail. Today, the "Friends" continue to host Sunday afternoon group bike rides. Join them any Sunday at 2 pm, May through October, at the old Farmers Market on East Boulevard Drive.

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Trail Resource Guide

Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Al's Quick Release Bicycle Al's Quick Release Bicycle
322 W. Flint Street
Davison, MI 48423
(810) 658-9215
Web Link
Assenmacher Bicycle Company Assenmacher Bicycle Company
1272 W. Hill Road
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 232-2994
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Assenmacher Bicycle Company Assenmacher Bicycle Company
8053 Miller Road
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
(810) 635-7844
Web Link
Trail Groups and Developers
Friends of the Flint River Trail and Flint River Watershed Coalition Friends of the Flint River Trail and Flint River Watershed Coalition
400 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 233
Fliint, MI 48502
(810) 742-0071
Web Link
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
Web Link
Tourist Information
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
519 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-1404
Web Link
Trail Supporter
Consumers Energy Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276

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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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