Bald Mountain Recreation Area has some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan. Camping is limited to rustic cabins, but the extensive trails, inland lakes, trout streams and wild game provide recreation opportunities all year long.

hiking
2 months ago

Rolling hills, pines, bogs, lake overlooks.

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!!

beautiful area and a well kept & well marked trail

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.

Love Bald Mountain! Secluded lakes and trails with elevation and diverse terrain. Orange Loop is my favorite to ski and hike and bike.

Nice loop feels off the map for a good portion of the hike. Some bikers so pay attention.

Our first time on the trail. We only saw about 6-7 other hikers out there on the entire loop. We did see some kayakers on the many lakes.That may be why we come back the next time is to kayak. There were benches for people to take a break if needed. The only issue we had was the mountain bikes. With some very quick elevation changes and blind corners; a few bikers were taking the trail at breakneck speeds paying no heed to the fact that there were hikers on the trail. In all, it was an enjoyable few hours and we'll be back when the fall comes around.

Quiet trail on a Monday, easy hike with a couple places for the dog to jump into streams. Clearly marked and well maintained. 3.3 mile loop.

Perfect day for a hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Quite a few flooded areas on the trail today, but if you don't mind taking small detours around them it shouldn't a problem. Lots of good, steep hills, and the views of the surrounding lakes/ponds are beautiful.

I couldn't even find the Bald Mountain Trail (it's in the Bald Mountain Recreation Park) we took today. Hence I post it under the one that's closest. If you follow the direction that AllTrails provides for you'll get to the other Bald Mountain trail.

Take Greenshield Rd off 24 to get directly to the trail head. If you enter the park through the main entrance, you can park at the second or third to last parking lot and take a short trail that connects to the trail head. We took our dogs on a late Sunday afternoon. The trail is mostly wooded and an easy hike. You share the trail with bikers. We didn't see too many, so no big deal while we were there. You can extend or shorten your hike as you like, as there are many trails across.

Fun local trail. We hiked it with our kids. 4 year old managed to walk quite a bit of it on his own. Baby cruised in big wheeled jogger stroller. Very quiet and peaceful trail.

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nice and shade covered for a hot day. There were a ton of frogs and toads, mushrooms to look at and little lakes and ponds to enjoy!

We go nearly every week to do at least one of the loops. Orange is the longest. Took my dog last week and he enjoyed it too!

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Love the trail. I agree with another reviewer. At marker 7, it's a little confusing as to which way to go. Other than that, no problem. The trail is hilly and gives you a real work out!

Beautiful scenery. Took our dogs along and greatly enjoyed it!

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

It a great trail! I did find a couple of spots the markings were confusing, thanks to GPS we were fine.

It was a nice hike, with some hills and lots of water and trees. The only downside is being right next to the gun range, you can hear the shots, and between markers 10 and 14 you can smell them too. But it was a nice MI hike... Very Dog Friendly.

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