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Great trails. Love the rolling hills.

This is a short walk from a parking lot to a small drop in water elevation. Can it be called a “Falls”? certainly by Michigan standards this is a fall. However, a real waterfall would be Multnomah falls in Oregon. I rate it a 1 star simply because its not a hike and not a real “falls”.

1 month ago

Okay trail. I bet it'll be pretty in the fall. it is clearly marked and gentle inclines and declines. Pretty forest but couldn't really see the sink holes.

2 months ago

Short hike in ~1.5miles. Great to backpack with small kids. Fun fishing in the pothole lakes; plenty of legal-ish small mouths and panfish. Lots of rustic sites to setup. I really liked this path.

2 months ago

good time stay off of closed trails.

Very nice picnic area near the falls. The falls are very pretty

2 months ago

Gotta do it! The trees are fabulous. Tom and Joyce

very beautiful one of my favorite trail so far!

3 months ago

Nice trail for family ride! Leads to other trails in the are. Wilderness Park is getting a nice upgrade for RV camping. Pretty area! Take bug spray..... deer flys were crazy.

Hiked, swam, trail ran a bit, camped. Tons of mosquitoes, flys, and another larger flying biting pest. Cool precession of moths as you move down the trail. Lots of tiny frogs.

4 months ago

Serene trail with many kid friendly rustic stops (bunk house, chapel, logging museum). Pet friendly. There were a lot of mosquito's this spring so bring the bug spray!

The falls are very easily accessed. The trail itself is beautiful. Clearly marked with helpful maps, also cleared pretty well. But also little trails to venture off on. Quite fun, but the bugs were horrific near the river this time of year, almost turned us around.

Lush and full of outstanding old growth.

This is a road, not a trail. Narrow & winding, little to no shoulder, can be very high traffic at times. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful blue lake, wildflowers, & the “Tunnel of trees”. Good food & beer at Legs Inn at the Northern end. Car, motorcycle, or Jeep trip much safer than trying to bike, run, or hike alongside this road.

Super easy, paved trail that leads to the falls.

6 months ago

went hiking with 13 yr old son. arrived 6:45 am and hiked around the outside loop to the north and then cut through the middle down a 2 track to North Hoist Lake. grabbed a site on a hill above the Lake. weather was a little hot, 74, for backpacking for my liking. didn't encounter anyone on the trail until Sunday on 4th way back in. plenty of dead wood for burning. wished I had a fishing pole as we saw plenty of fish jumping. watched a family of beavers work all day long which was pretty cool. trail was decently marked. saw several downed blue diamond signs probably just early in the season. heard lots of woodpeckers and geese. came across a dead coyote. Good trip will come back... with a fishing pole. bring correct change for the deposit slip... dummy me only had a $20.

6 months ago

Mt. Nebo was still snowy but the lookout was beautiful. A little wet but NO BUGS YET!!!

6 months ago

Almost missed the sign from M-33 - Great trail. After the winter it needs some tlc - has some debris and trees across trail but easier to get around. Need info if dogs are allowed - I took mine but no mention of it was ok. There is also another trail across the street may have to check out too- High Country pathway.

6 months ago

Nice scenery. Quick walk. First part is a paved walkway and other parts are dirt. It would be great spot for lunch/picnic.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

I recently was staying near by and walked the trail every mornig. Nice 2 mile walk fairly easy. I enjoyed the walks in Northern Michigan woods :-)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I have visited the first sinkhole off the road for over 10 years and finally decided to hike the whole trail this summer. It's a very nice scenic area to explore.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nice hike. I came too early for the Fall season, but I'm guessing it will be gorgeous for Fall peak colors.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Very nice hike. The falls are right by the parking lot and then there's a few different loops with several miles of hiking. Beautiful trails. Went in October and got to see salmon jumping out of the river. I will be back!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

great trail and easy for the whole family and very informational for the kiddos. Sadly, on our visit a small section of the trail was closed for safety reasons so we had to back track and go around to see both sides of the loop.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Very nice hike, will definitely go back

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I work in this area and the trail actually had multiple loops you can take. There are also campsites you can stay at with fire pits available.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Monday, September 04, 2017

I've been going to HPSP since I was a very young kid. I always return here with my parents to walk this loop. Lots of birds and easy enough for the whole family. I love the sound the wind makes as it rushes through the pine tops.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Easy trail for hiking or mountain biking. Can do as an out and back or connect with the boundary trail to Swamp Line for a loop. The north section is a two-track until you get to the Nebo Cabin, then the trail narrows. There is a warming shelter near the connection to the South Boundary Trail. Definitely worth the side trip up Mt. Nebo. The south trail is a relatively straight climb, the north loop winds through trees and is steeper.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

beautiful. took about 3 hours for the full trail. the best views are around marker 7, so don't cut to the south!

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