The nearly 2-mile long Mall Trail parallels US-31 from 14th St to South Airport Rd near the Grand Traverse Mall. The Mall Trail connects downtown Traverse City residents with many commercial businesses and restaurants.
The Grand Traverse County Road Commission built the Mall Trail in 1997 with the financial assistance of the Charter Township of Garfield, City of Traverse City and the County Board of Commissioners.
The Mall Trail within the city limits is owned by the City of Traverse City, outside the city limits it is owned by the Grand Traverse County Road Commission. TART Trails works with the City and County on trail projects.