Hunting Season

Is Open ! ! !


It is that time of year where we suggest that you wear bright fluorescent clothing while walking, running or biking the trail.

We also suggest that your favorite 4 legged companion wear something of bright fluorescent colors for their safety. Early morning and sunset are high hunting times, so you might want to set your workout time accordingly.

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Beware of Wood Chuck Holes!

This time of the year the leaves hide the wood chuck holes along the trail. We patrol and try to and keep the holes filled.

If you see any and would like to make us aware of the holes please send an email to us of the location (mile marker) and which side of the trail (North or South side) at cistrail@gmail.com.

Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail

PO Box 274

St. Johns, MI, 48879

Contact Us: cistrail@gmail.com

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail


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

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


   Trail Length:  41.3 Miles

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

Snowmobiles:   PROHIBITED

           Horses:   PROHIBITED

    4 Wheelers:   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 Owosso, 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.