Ludington State Park Bike Path

Why it’s great for the first time biker & hiker…

At just about 2 miles, this paved biking and hiking trail is beautiful running along the Big Sable river linking the campgrounds to Lake Michigan and the Hamlin Lake day use area.

Best segment(s) for a 2 hours or less hike

The entire segment can be completed in under 2 hours.

Trail Description

A paved biking and hiking trail runs along the Big Sable River linking the campgrounds to Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake day use areas. Bicycles are allowed on park roads and the non-paved Lighthouse Road, but not on any foot trails or cross-country ski trails. Recreation Passport is required.

Difficulty: Beginner

Trail Amenities/Quick Look:

  • Fee for use – MI Recreation Passport Required
  • Pavement/Hard Pack Surface
  • Benches along the route
  • Non-Motorized only

Trailhead Locations

Trailhead - Ludington State Park


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The Michigan's Great Outdoors collaborative consists of five Northern Michigan counties all working together to promote tourism in the region.  With so many hiking, biking, winter sports, and ORV trails in the region that dynamically connect these counties, this site is devoted to educate the first-time visitor to the region looking to explore the great outdoors for the first time.  We welcome you to browse this site and explore all this region has to offer.