Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Fort Custer features three lakes, a river, second growth forests, prairie restoration, three lakes, the Kalamazoo River an excellent trail system used by hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.

nice day on the trail, a little bumpy at times but was a great hike. will definitely come back. outdoor restrooms not bad.

Mt. biking ( red loop) is super narrow!

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice blend of flats and inclines. Trail is well marked.

Decent day hike that can shorten into a 2 mile or lengthen into a 6 mile. I personally enjoy the 4 mile loop around both Whitmore lake and jackson hole. I park in the Whitmore Lake parking lot and make my way south and go in a counter clockwise loop. You soon past an old silo that is neat to poke around in. You'll make your way around the lake when there are two cabins and a well if you need some water. The trail links to post 5 which will either take you between the two lakes shortening the trip to 2 miles or proceed to point 6, 7, and 8. The trail does get somewhat confusing near the equestrian staging area but you can pick up the trail near the pit toilet. You'll make your way around the east side of Jackson hole and skirt the Fort Custer campground. After a short leg you'll end up at the parking lot.

A very nice and relaxed 4 mile loop that is appropriate for all ages. Nothing crazy or outrageous. There is a small stream in between post 5 and 6 that requires some athleticism to keep your shoes dry.

hiking
7 months ago