Friends of the Fred Meijer CIS Trail. All rights reserved.

Sept. 5, 2017

As anyone who has ridden their bikes on the limestone sections of our trail, we have many areas that have not hardened, making it difficult to navigate with bikes. We are actively trying to remedy this situation and will be applying chloride to a test section of the trail from St. Claire Road to Shepardsville Road on Wednesday,  September 6.  If you use this section of the trail, we would very much appreciate your feedback on our Facebook page, or by e-mailing our trail manager Barry at cistrail@gmail.com.


July 7, 2017
NOTICE - Weed killer will be applied July 11, 2017 around the bridges to keep the vines at bay that are growing on the railings.

Although the product dries quickly, it is best to be avoided when wet.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Pic of CIS Trail

Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail

PO Box 274

St. Johns, MI, 48879

Contact Us: cistrail@gmail.com

Voicemail: 989.224.8944 x 285


The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

Trail is open to all non-motorized uses year round.


   Trail Length:  41.3 Miles

  Trail Surface:  12 ft, packed crushed limestone with 8 miles of asphalt in towns

Snowmobiles:   PROHIBITED

           Horses:   PROHIBITED


The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail is a 41.3 mile, 12 ft. wide, packed crushed limestone, with 10 ft. wide asphalt surface in towns for a total of 8 miles of asphalt. It is non-motorized, non-equestrian, trail located in mid-Michigan in the counties of Clinton, Ionia and Shiawassee. It connects the communities of Ovid, St. Johns, Fowler, Pewamo and Muir/Lyons utilizing a former railroad corridor.


The trail parallels M-21 and traverses mostly rural areas and farming communities, but portions also run near Stoney Creek, Maple River and Grand River watersheds in Ionia County


The trail is owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) with the Mid-West Michigan Trail Authority and maintained by volunteers of the Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail.


The trail is part of the Midwest Regional Rail-Trail Network,  joining on the western end with the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail (Ionia to Lowell), the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail (Lowell to Greenville), and the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail (Greenville to Edmore to Alma) for a total of 125 miles.