The Paint Creek Trail offers 8 parking locations for your convenience:
Rochester: In the City of Rochester, visitors may park at the Rochester Municipal Park, located off Pine Street north of University, and west of Main Street (Rochester Road). For mapping purposes, utilize the City of Rochester Municipal Office address of 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, 48307. To download a detailed map showing how to access the Paint Creek Trail from Rochester Municipal Park, utilize our Trail Access Map
In the City of Rochester Hills, a 12 space paved parking lot is available. The parking lot is located on the north side of Tienken Road, just west of the Paint Creek Trail between Livernois and Rochester Roads. A portable restroom is also located at this site from May – October each year. For mapping purposes, use the intersection of Kings Cove Dr. and Tienken Road in Rochester Hills, 48306. The lot is located 100 feet west of the intersection.
Oakland Township: In Oakland Township, four parking lots are available.
Dutton Road: The first is located on the north side of Dutton, west of the Trail, between Livernois and Orion Road. This is the smallest of our parking lots, as it fits only 5 vehicles.
Silver Bell Road: This lot is located on the south side of Silver Bell, west of Orion Road,approximately one mile north of Dutton on the Trail.
Gallagher Road: This lot is located on the north side of Gallagher, just west of Orion Road, approximately 0.6 miles north of Silver Bell on the Trail.
Paint Creek Trail Office: This lot is very close to the Gallagher parking lot. It is located at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, 48306 and is at the corner of Orion and Gallagher. This is a public parking lot that can hold up to 80 vehicles.
Orion Township: Parking is available at the intersection of the Paint Creek Trail and Clarkston & Kern Roads. There are two parking areas at this intersection.
The parking area south of Clarkston and west of Kern is suitable for horse trailer staging. A restroom is also located at this site.
Village of Lake Orion: The Trailways Commission owns a 12 space paved parking lot located behind the Atwater Commons Plaza. The Plaza is located at the corner of M-24 and Atwater. The parking area is located behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken, near Converse Ct and is marked with signage. For a map of this parking location, download our Lake Orion Parking Map.