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Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail

PO Box 274

St. Johns, MI, 48879

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Fall color picture of the CIS Trail between Hinnman Rd. and Tallman Rd.

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.

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

Between Hinman Rd. & Tallman Rd.

April 27, 2019

FMCIS Trail Clean-Up

Want to make a difference on the trail? Or would you like to volunteer, but have limited time? Then mark your calendar for
Saturday, April 27. The Friends’ Group invites you to join us at our Trail Clean Up Day.
Watch for more information on our website - - or our Facebook page.

If interested in volunteering email us at


April 6, 2019


Please use caution when traveling through the test area between Airport and DeWitt roads (west of St. Johns). Some portions are pretty soft in that area and you may want to walk/ride along the sides until the surface dries and hardens.
As always, thank you for your patience as we work towards finding a solution to our surface challenges!