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12$ for a walk, not good!

Wonderful dirt trail along the lake. Under a high canopy of falling leaves you still need to look down while walking for the occasional root system. Pretty views of the lake on the oak grove entry point.

hiking
5 days ago

Same thing the other guy said . Unless u bring scuba gear , your done . Other than that , nice trail .

nice. saw deer and other wildlife. some trail signs broken but still easy to navigate especially with app. this is best for higher level beginner starting to train more elevation.

Very challenging. Hilly. You’re sharing the trail with horses so watch where you step. Quite poorly marked and we got lost. But pretty and mostly quiet.

Great trail!

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.

feels like we're up north hiking with all the inclines and woods surrounding us

Had to pay to get into the park, $12. Not very well marked. Very manicured. Not great.

I hike this park often, it is a scenic park. the trails offer a wide variety of landscapes, hills, switch backs, heavy hardwoods, pines, lakes, ponds and scenic overlooks.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful wilderness area.

hiking
2 months ago

I love these trails. Be sure you have access to a map though, the trails aren't marked well.

My wife and I recommend this trail for anyone getting into hiking or who wants a nice scenic hike for a day. Lovely location and nice trail. It is decently challenging in a couple spots, but nothing hard core. All around great hike.

If you are looking for a challenging paved trail to skate, this one will definitely give you a workout.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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

mountain biking
2 months ago

awesome trails, not well marked though

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice trails, not very well marked so it was hard to tell if you were going the right way

hiking
2 months ago

Love the area, deer, flowers, etc., but needs some improvement. Some parts of the trails were very narrow with possible poisonous plants growing in the path. Other parts were wide and nicely mowed. Attempted the Riverside Trail. It appeared to eventually go through very tall weeds (6ft+). I continued on what I thought was the trail, but eventually lost the path. Could not see where my feet were stepping and the ground was uneven at the same time. Eventually turned around and went up the Deer Trail. Was wearing shorts and ended up with lots of stinging scratches/welts on my legs from what I thought was the Riverside Trail. Hope to return someday and see if I made a wrong turn somewhere, or if it really is that poorly maintained. Wear long pants and long sleeves!

Pontiac lake mtb trail was great to run. I'll definitely be back.

A pretty easy out and back hike. Part of the trail is a shared equestrian trail so you have to watch where you step. There's a nice scenic overlook above Pontiac Lake. The park abuts Oakland County Intl Airport so you still hear a lot of air traffic here...just no getting away from it. other than that, a nice little hike that could be followed up by a swim of you're inclined.

walking
3 months ago

Nice for a quick walk. Wish it was marked better on where to go because when I first started walking it turned from paved road to gravel and I didn't know if I took a wrong turn. However, following the trail map on my phone was easy enough. Would go back again. It seems like a safe area as well.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Trails were great! Well maintained and had options for beginners and seasoned mountain bikers. However, trails were not marked well. Was my first time riding there the other day and got lost multiple times. Had no idea were I was or where I was going. Had to back track a couple times. Trails are good, just work on signs!

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

I’ve been visiting Bloomer Park for years walking, hiking and even floated down the Clinton River when the water level was a bit higher. Love this park!

Nice trails.

Trail is flooded out and no longer passable.

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