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Very technical and fun for all levels of riding. Trail can be a bit confusing at times but it's always well maintained.

Very nice and covered trail.
It's primarily a biking trail, so be ready for bikers while you are hiking. I won't say a very busy trail though. Good terrain, has that forest feel.
Will go back.

The trail are slightly confusing but I really enjoyed my hike! I will be back for the bike trails!

The trail isn’t too bad, but what is up with all of the single middle aged dudes sitting in their cars in the parking lot. I have been here a couple times on Sunday mornings to see the same thing. It is a little suspicious!

Mostly easy terrain- a few hills. Had to dodge a few mountain bikers. Pretty low traffic so very peaceful and pretty.

Bald Mt is a huge park over 3 different sections so pay close attention to the various parking location for the trail.

Nice beginning, opens up to a small lake. Tried to take the longer end of the loop but had to turn around (F-G). Not a cleared trail, overgrown, lots of brush.

1 month ago

Fun to explore. It can be easy to get turned around though, as some of the inner trails are not well marked.

used this trail for training for my 50 miler. it's a 10 mile loop(ignore the 6.9 claim in the description) and it has walking trails that cross 0every so often so you can shorten it to any distance easily.
most of the traffic are mountain bikers.

Hilly and a great walk. Mt Bikers and hikers both on the trails

1 month ago

This trail is great! The winding path, hills, and terrain keep it interesting, as well as the beautiful forest views. Much more enjoyable than most of the trails we've hiked in SE Michigan. Not many mosquitos, surprisingly.

Using this trail to prep for a thru-hike of Isle Royale.

Just make sure you listen for bikers. They come around the curves quickly and you can't always see them around corners.

Nice day for a hike. Trails were nice and dry after the heavy rain we had the other night.

1 month ago

Nice hiking trail. Will come back again!

it's not marked greatly and also very labirinth alike.i can say mountain bikers enjoy it

Nice hike to hidden swimming lake.

I highly reccomend taking the "harder" section of this trail, there are many jump areas to go on including rigerous uphills followed by flowing downhills

on Yellow Trail Loop

2 months ago

So many bikers but it is July 4th so I guess a crowd at the parks is to be expected. Be cautious as you hike, as there are a few narrow and winding sections of trail. Sorry to the guy that fell off his bike as he stopped to avoid hitting me! Most bikers were nice enough to say how many were behind them.

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!

3 months ago

Beautiful walk or run with lots of bird noises and perfect temperatures under the shade near the water.

3 months ago


It is a good distance, and easy. It’s a good practice trail, or just a relaxing one.
Watch out for bikers!

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!

Impressive little wooded trail. I expected it to run alongside the road but didn't. Saw a couple deer & plenty of squirrel. The lake views are nice at sunset with plenty of beach and overlook areas, if you choose to stop. The latter part of the trail seems to be used less... but never really encountered much activity when I've been there. Pines, lakes, hardwoods, a little more fun terrain at the end. Nice loop.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Mountain Biking

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

4 months ago

Well-maintained sandy trail, narrow at times with a few hills sprinkled in! A lot of mountain bikers, who are courteous and some you can run into a few times due to the nature of the course, and a few like-minded hikers and runners. Make sure you walk against the bikers for safety reasons.

Fun hike! Woodsier than Kensington trails

I took my engagement photos here in late August of 2016 and loved it

I just got into riding mountain bikes. This is my first trail and it was really nice and well groomed. I plan to hit many more trials and will be coming back to this one soon!

trail running
6 months ago

Great for running, but could be better marked.

The orange loop was great, very beautiful!

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