Open All Year
Located along Business US-10 East of Clare
Trailhead at Loomis
For reservations and information:
Call the Parks Main Office (989) 317-4083
Seasonal (989) 772-2879
Directions to Loomis Trailhead.
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Information on the Rail-Trail and events on the Rail Trail.
The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail follows the Midland to Clare route of the old Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad. This railroad once moved timber to the sawmills and supplies to the thriving logging industry that existed during the last century and before.
This Trail is one of Michigan's best known, offering a well maintained, hard surface for walking, jogging, biking, in-line skating...just about any mode of non-motorized transportation.
It's a traffic-free, handicap accessible, safe and convenient park for participants of all ages! Parking areas, restrooms, and other facilities are well situated along its route.
The entire Isabella County section of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail has been sealcoated to maintain a smooth surface of the trail. It looks great and is ready for you to bring out your bikes and ride! In 2014 2.36 miles were improved and in August of 2016 the remaining 6.25 miles and the trail head parking lot were sealcoated. In addition to this work, the Rail Trail was edged and cracks filled prior to the sealcoat. This project was made possible through the Parks Capital Improvements Fund and the Friends of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail.