About the Clinton River Trail


The Clinton River Trail is a recreational trail following 16 miles of abandoned rail line once known as the Michigan Airline through the heart of Oakland County, including the cities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. It connects with the existing West Bloomfield trail to the west and the Macomb Orchard Trail to the east. The CRT is part of an envisioned trail to be called the Great Lake to Lake Trail, that will extend from Port Huron to South Haven when completed.

The trail has a variety of surfaces, ranging from crushed limestone to pavement. The majoirty of the trail is unpaved, and while some users hadle the trail on a road bike with no problems, please be aware that bicycles with very narrow tires may not be optimal for use on the CRT.

A key link in a statewide trail network

We invite you to explore the links above and learn more about the trail, its history, current development and potential to become a world-class recreational asset for Oakland County and the State of Michigan.