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.

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.