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Best trails in Brighton State Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Brighton State Recreation Area, Michigan? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Brighton State Recreation Area ranging from 1.7 to 5.3 miles and from 915 to 1,030 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Brighton Recreation Area provides a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. The area has several miles of trails available for equestrian riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Also the home of the Brighton Recreation Area Riding Stable.

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Map of trails in Brighton State Recreation Area
Park information
Acreage:
4947 acres
Contact
(810) 229-6566
Helpful links
Top trails (5)
#1 - Penosha Trail
Brighton State Recreation Area
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Penosha Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brighton, Michigan that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and natuShow more
#2 - Brighton Recreation Area Loop Trails
Brighton State Recreation Area
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
Brighton Recreation Area Loop Trails is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brighton, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a Show more
#3 - Yellow Kahchin Hiking Trail
Brighton State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
Yellow Kahchin Hiking Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamburg, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#4 - Brighton Bridle Trails
Brighton State Recreation Area
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
A fair bit of the trail is out & back, but has some nice hills, pretty glacial topography. The Outlaw Loop south of Chenango would add another loop at the far end of the out-and-back portion. Show more
#5 - Brighton Bridle Trails from Chambers Road
Brighton State Recreation Area
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Brighton Bridle Trails from Chambers Road is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pinckney, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail iShow more