The Lower Rouge River Water Trail is a 27-mile inland paddling trail connecting to the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail at Zug Island.
Lower Rouge River Water Trail Come Enjoy the Rouge!
The Lower Rouge River Water Trail is a 27-mile (43.45 km) inland paddling trail connecting people to the river's natural environment, its history, and the communities it touches in Michigan's Rouge Watershed. A variety of paddling experiences await you.
For kayaking, canoeing, and hiking off-shore, follow the Lower Rouge River Water Trail to learn what others already know - that the Rouge River is a Michigan treasure worth exploring.
The Rouge River is an URBAN RIVER so water quality and quantity can fluctuate. The water is generally safe for boating if there has been no heavy rain or snowmelt; swimming is not recommended. Please check the water levels and weather before heading out.
Trail development is being managed by Friends of the Rouge.