I'm at this park/trail 4-5 times a week for my workout. Decent little hills, typically quiet, always clean. Some beautiful lake views and the feeling of being far from the city. An annual Oakland county parks pass is only $30, and well worth the price!

fun hike. one of the few metro Detroit trails I've found with some hills. if anyone knows of other nearby hilly areas, I'd love some suggestions.

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

I agree with John but go in main entrance on Sashabaw, go right at the tee, & go to end of road in parking lot by nature center. There is a fee, BTW, but worth it. Starting there by end of parking lot, Springlake is trail to RIGHT of fork. But hard to get lost: almost every junction has weatherproof map on post to tell you where to go. I like Springlake with Gray loop & come back by Rocky Ridge. Some hills so why rated moderate. Got used to the gravel but rather they hadn't. For these trails almost completely shaded: didn't really need sunscreen but would for ones around lake. And plan for more like 5 miles for my route.

hiking
Sunday, June 15, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Trails are not nearly as difficult as the rating implies. For older people looking for a scenic walk.

hiking
Saturday, June 30, 2012

These trails are actually in the Independence Oaks County Park off Sashabaw Road for the person who could not find it. After doing this hike a couple of times I determined that for true hikers you want to do the Springlake trail and then add the Ted gray loop. If you hike the loop counterclockwise, where the trail splits for the lakeshore portion stay to the left. It stays a hiking trail. The trail to the right turns into a multi purpose trail, not very scenic and alot more crowded. After figuring this out this has been become of my better regular hikes.

trail running
Saturday, June 09, 2012

i am not a fan of the gravel they have put on many areas as it is hard to run on without hurting my feet. trails are nice though at the park.