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I moved to Richmond so I could ride this trail whenever I want to. Great trail.

FYI, River Bends park connects to Clinton River Heritage Park on Van Dyke.
AFTER you pass Jimmy Johns Field, cross the street (Auburn Rd), stay on trail and go down under 59, then cross Clinton River, go down Davis Street two blocks then turn left on Nichols. From Nichols you’ll pickup trail in Clinton River Heritage Park located on Van Dyke just south of M59.
From Clinton River Heritage Park the trail continues on to Clinton River Park and then to Dodge Park. Stay on the trail along the Clinton River when in doubt, especially in Dodge Park.
There’s a gas station across the street from Dodge Park to eat or refreshments if needed however we always pack a lunch. Also plenty of clean bathrooms with running water at Dodge Park. Enjoy the ride. I believe the round trip between Dodge and River Bends Parks is less than 15 miles.
Our next excursion will be from Dodge Park (where we always start out) To Paint Creek Trail. Hopefully the trails all connect but will review once completed.

Also, all trails mentioned above are paved

Beautiful dragonfly and butterfly action this morning! Although it rained all day yesterday, the trail wasn’t a mess- which was great!

road biking
1 month ago

Super fun bike trail! I did this on a rather warm day in the end of June, but there was plenty of shade along the trail to keep it cool. The trail itself is dirt/packed stone and a very easy ride. It rained heavily the day prior, but the trail was perfectly fine with only a few little muddy bits.

Great trail if you want to get a quick and easy 20 miles in.

Nice hike. Enjoyed the flowers and wild life.

Went on the White trail. Nice wooded trail with some little climbs and descents with lots of roots. I took my 8 year old son and he handled it well but at slow speeds. It would be fun to do this fast. Make sure to bring bug spray-we got eaten alive!

Nowhere to park, got yelled at by some gated communitycause apparently I was in their driveway / roadway? With a rusty old padlock and hinged gate across the way? no thanks. I'll stick to Roth

road biking
2 months ago

Great trail for uninterrupted road bike ride.

White trail was great. Nice elevation changes. We will definitely be back for the orange trail soon. If ticks are a concern for you, this is a great trail because its all woods...we got thhru without a single hitchhiker!

I walked the north end of the trail from Hickson to just past Braemar Sideroad on Victoria Day. It was a beautiful day and the trail is very accessible. The green of spring was refreshing. We found many lovely spring plants and flowers in full bloom...trilliums galore, jack-in-the-pulpit, ferns...This is a beautiful and peaceful trail and I can't wait to finish it!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail for beginners but the trail markings are a little confusing. The trail is well maintained, clean, very peaceful and secluded. I have no complaints about the faint noise from the shooting range, you can only hear it in the beginning of the trail. It is mostly flat but you will encounter rocks, and tree roots, which is expected because the trail is in a wooded area. Overall, I had a great experience. This was my first time on the trail and I will be going back for sure.

Orange Trail was awesome! Lots of wildlife, very quiet. Hard to believe you’re in metro Detroit at times. Highly suggested.

hiking
3 months ago

Hickson trail is having their grand opening June 02 2018 . The trail has been completed from Woodstock to Hickson and is wonderful . Come for guided hikes and cake at the ribbon cutting ceremony . Please thank the volunteers and sponsors that made this possible . The event starts in the morning and is across from the township office in Hickson .

Today was my first time mountain biking… I took the single track and it really wasn’t that bad… I’ll be back, a lot… Great for beginners

Nice nature trail. I like the distance, not too long, not too short. The end of the trail is worth it for the nice view!

Read my blog post on thecaptainandhislady.com :)

Great trail.

road biking
4 months ago

This is a great trail. Similar to the Paint Creek Trial and Polly Ann Trail except it is all paved. Perfect for biking.

The orange loop was great, very beautiful!

Excellent trail system right in my own backyard. Love the orange loop, especially. Layout is perfect for hiking, biking, and cross country skiing. The paddling is incredible here too.

trail running
5 months ago

Ran the trail from Woodstock to Hickson on Feb 25th. Most of the trail was clear but there were still some portions with deeper snow and water covered ice that required careful navigation.

Amazing job in opening up the north part of the trail!

Took the roads back on the return trip as the winds were picking up and the chance of tree limbs breaking down was starting to unnerve me.

This is one of the nicer trails in the area and on this particular day I didn’t see one other person.

Great trail. Loop 1-6 was 3.5 miles. Mostly snow covered, some areas were muddy.

It is now a finished trail that allows a person to hike or bike to Woodstock.
There is one thing in the description of the trail that is incorrect. HORSES ARE NOT ALLOWED on the trail.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice single track, decent elevation and little traffic. Many loops to accumulate miles.

Great trails and relatively easy.

One of my favorite trails near metro Detroit. Lakes and elevation changes make for an interesting hike.

Beautiful trail with multiple lake views and elevation changes!!

One of my favorites close to the metro area. If you hit both loops it makes for an excellent day hike with some decent hills and views of some gorgeous lakes.

road biking
10 months ago

One of the best rail trails to hike or bike in Michigan. Very scenic with tunnels of trees, a cider mill, and the Paint Creek along the way. Easiest to start in Rochester and go to Lake Orion and then come back - due to the elevation.

backpacking
10 months ago

Just an update on this beautiful trail . This trail is currently being completed from Breamar Road north to Hickson . It is being cleared this week and the bridge is scheduled to go in next week . I battled the trail one last time in it's overgrown / impassable state just for the challenge of it . I hope that opening it up doesn't cause this trail to loose it's quiet remoteness . It was nice eating lunch rations sitting on the huge bridge abutment listening to the babbling creek taking in the solitude . A wealth of thanks needs to go out to the volunteers who made this trail available to everyone ! Thanks !!!

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