The Huron Valley Trail extends along the former Grand Trunk Railroad from the City of South Lyon, through Lyon Township and into Milford Township, then south on Old Plank Road to Pontiac Trail, and east on Pontiac Trail along the north side of Lyon Oaks County Park to the Wixom City boundary.
The trail has a mile of frontage along Lyon Oaks County Park. An extension to the west goes through the Lyon Township Park and along Grand River Avenue into Island Lake State Recreation Area, where it crosses under I-96 to connect to the trail system in Kensington Metropark. The entire trail is paved. The segment through Lyon and Milford Townships is relatively flat with very gentle grades, while the extension to Island Lake offers some challenging hills.
The Huron Valley Trail provides direct access to McHattie and Volunteer Parks in South Lyon, the James F. Atchison Memorial Park, Lyon Oaks County Park, Kensington Metropark, and Island Lake State Recreation Area.
Vehicle parking and access to the trail is available at all of these parks. The Huron Valley Trail provides connections to over 25 miles of adjoining trails. The Western Oakland County Trailway Management Council developed the Huron Valley Trail. Council members include Lyon Township, Milford Township, the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, and the City of South Lyon.
Photo courtesy of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy TrailLink.
Link to SEMCOG video discussing the bicycle and pedestrian network in our region:
Where the Rail Trail Goes
History & Map of the Huron Valley Trail
Oakland County's Trails and Pathways: Information on the Huron Valley Rail Trail
2008 Edition OakRoutes Trail Map (PDF) (2.27 MB: This map contains all the trails in Oakland County.)
Huron Valley Rail Trail Map (PDF)
Oakland County's Interactive Golf and Trails Map
Map of the Rail Trail's Route Through South Lyon