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hiking
3 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! Really peaceful, you can’t hear road traffic and I didn’t run into many people. The main trail isn’t super well marked so it’s easy to go off on side trails rather than the main loop, but it’s also easy to find your way back. After one hike it’s easily become one of my favourite trails in the area.

Better than I expected it would be.

Great hike overlooking the Flat River, and one can literally go for a couple thousand miles if you wanted, or just an afternoon stroll. We went for a Christmas day hike with family while it was snowing...which was a real treat as we were in from Hawaii, and really miss the snow.

This trail is a part of the North Country Trail (NCT) stretching approximately 4,600 miles from Crown Point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park in central North Dakota.

The trails headquarters is right in Lowell at the North Country Trail Association (Lowell is the half-way mark for the trail), and while the trail itself is new it is constantly being updated, so getting wider and easier to follow.

The markings are all easy to follow as the NCT is primarily marked with blue paint blazes on trees / posts and by Carsonite posts that display the official trail emblem and a regulatory strip that defines allowable uses.

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Fun trail! Not well marked and there are a bunch of side trails, so make sure you have a map. It’s late fall now, so there was a dusting of snow and I saw no people the whole time. Very nice day hike!

Wasn’t able to find a clear trailhead or path. There was a note on the board about seasonal hunting taking place but it looked like the trail has been shut down completely.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved hiking here! Super pretty views, different level of difficulty with different trails, unlike anything in mid Michigan!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice enough trail. When it goes to a seasonal road it is very easy to loose the trail. Lots of trail signs that make it kid of confusing.

2 months ago

nice walk through the woods and by the river would go again

3 months ago

Awesome short hike, very family friendly.

I loved this place. very Beautiful. I loved the ruins of the old brick factory.

Mostly wooded, but mixed with a little open landscape. The various loops give nice options for doing longer or shorter hikes.

trail running
3 months ago

Not my favorite run as the long board walk has some sections that are loose and springboard like. May be slippery if it were wet. Otherwise the slight hills were fun and challenging.

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this trail. You’re in the Deepwoods about 95% of the time. It is a little bit dominated by mountain bikers but my experience was that they were all very pleasant and let you know as they were coming how many of them to expect. Made it very easy to just get out of the way momentarily. Good elevation changes and great distance. I’ll definitely do it again the next time I travel here

Well maintained trails and lots of trail maps / posts along the way. Stuck to the main trail, but will be back to hit up the little off runs.

Beautiful trail! Super peaceful and great hike with lots of hills! I would say it’s a moderately challenging.
Bring bug spray!!!

first time here. loved it

This trail is moderate, definitely some hills and lots of roots on the trail. It was just great being outside, away from the noise of life and looking at beautiful trees. My best friend and I walked it twice. I like that they had benches to sit on throughout the trail. It was lightly trafficked the time I went, grateful for that. I recommend this trail if you don't mind inclines.

I usually do the perimeter of this loop system. it definitely is fun, a mostly wooded, moderate trail. porta jon at the parking area. even when the parking area is full I don't usually run into a lot of people. one of my top 3 for the area.

5 months ago

We love to trail run here.

trail running
5 months ago

GPS tracking app I used showed 7.45miles around the loop. Fun trail to run! It includes gradual inclines, and nice downhills to keep it interesting. All the bikers we came across were nice about telling us how many they had in their group coming, so nice community to run around.

poorly groomed and weak GPS signal

hiking
5 months ago

A great trail with a diverse sections, very clean and easy walking trails. Camped at the campground and walked it twice. Dog friendly.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Fun first time. I have never mountain bikes before. Had a blast

Great trail, we walked opposite bike path and had no issue walking...bikers always courteous

hiking
5 months ago

Short hike and the rock formations were pretty cool. Also it’s close to the lake which is nice.

hiking
5 months ago

One of the best trails in lower Michigan. Lots of beautiful stone to view as well as a train bridge. The train went through when I was right under the tracks. You can walk across the train bridge. It’s a short easy hike, but there are other paths you can take and some areas for rock climbing, too, which makes for more of a challenge. The only bad thing is that part of the path takes you along an area of private residences and their sewers are right on the path. The smell is bad. But otherwise it’s a good trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for a hike. Very few people but you do have to make sure to watch for mountain bikers - they come at you fast! The trail connects with dirt roads a few times and there are no markers or indications which way to go so download the map before you go so you can track your progress. The trail in general is not well marked and having the map as backup was helpful. I walked counter clockwise based on recommendations here - you start at the back/right of the parking lot. 8.12 miles according to Map My Run app. Beautiful scenery!

Fun trail, passed about three groups of people on a beautiful Saturday afternoon around three. Agree with the moderate rating as there were roots and inclines! Took pictures along the way. Saw deer first thing. Well marked path and will definitely be back to take some of the off shoot trails.

what a great trail. if you start at 1, it is very easy. the lady third of the trail becomes moderate. lots of places to sit to rest for a moment. there also is 3 rustic restrooms

Very good diversity for a small trail, and. great for kids.

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