Celebrate National Trails Day on an Oakland County trail

Two people walking on trail at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield

Oakland County and its surrounding areas offer miles and miles of trails for your fitness and enjoyment on National Trails Day, June 4! It’s the perfect time to get outside and take a stroll, jog through a park, bike with friends, kick up some dirt at Holly Oaks ORV Park, saddle up on a horse, or paddle down a river. Whether you’re looking to get some vitamin D, exercise, or just want to enjoy some quiet time with nature, there’s no shortage of trails to meet your needs in Oakland County.

  • Two people on accessible trail at Independence Oaks County Park
  • Runner at Catalpa Oaks County Park
  • Side by side at Holly Oaks ORV Park
  • Group of people walking at Independence Oaks County Park
  • Three kayakers
  • Horseback riders on trail

National Trails Day Events

National Trails Day is the largest celebration of trails, and some Oakland County communities are celebrating with events:

Interactive Trail Viewer Map

Time spent outside in nature is healing and beneficial for the body and mind. Visit our Trails Page for an interactive trail viewer map, which allows you to sort by parks and trails, take note of a trail’s surface area, and view a trail’s elevation by clicking on it.

Find a Trail at an Oakland County Park

Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers nearly 80 miles of paved and natural trails throughout their 14 parks.


Independence Oaks
9501 Sashabaw Road, 48348


Springfield Oaks
12451 Andersonville Road, 48350


Highland Oaks
6555 Milford Road, 48442


Holly Oaks ORV Park
14551 Shields Road, 48442

Groveland Oaks
14555 Dixie Hwy., 48442

Rose Oaks
10501 Buckhorn Lake Road, 48442

Lake Orion

Orion Oaks
2301 W. Clarkston Road, 48360


Addison Oaks
1480 W. Romeo Road, 48367

Madison Heights

Red Oaks
30300 Hales St., 48071


Catalpa Oaks
27705 Greenfield Road, 48076


Waterford Oaks
1702 Scott Lake Road, 48328


Lyon Oaks
52221 Pontiac Trail, 48393

Additional Trails In and Around Oakland County

Clinton River Trail
Downtown Rochester Riverwalk
Huron Valley Trail
Iron Belle Trail
I-275 Metro Trail
M-5 Metro Trail
Macomb Orchard Trail
Michigan Air Line Trail
Milford Trail
Paint Creek Trail
Polly Ann Trail
West Bloomfield Trail

Trail Accessibility

Individuals of all abilities can enjoy trails in Oakland County. Visit the Oakland County Parks and RecreationHuron-Clinton Metroparks and Michigan Department of Natural Resources websites for more information about their accessible recreation opportunities. When planning your trail trip, use the trail viewer map to see the type of surface for every trail in Oakland County.

Let us know how you spent National Trails Day by leaving a comment below!

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