Looking for a great trail in Kensington Metropolitan Park, Michigan? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, running 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 10 easy trails in Kensington Metropolitan Park ranging from 0.9 to 8.5 miles and from 882 to 1,099 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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running

snowshoeing

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hiking
5 days ago

Pretty heavily trafficked trail. Easy and well marked. No dogs allowed due to the sandhill crane habitat at any trail besides the paved one at Kensington.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice walk around the whole lake

hiking
12 days ago

Great for kids. Easy and pretty. Lots of cranes.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Nice intermediate ride. I did 20 miles when I added a small trail to the end.

on Kent Lake Loop

running
6 months ago

I've run this loop countless times. It's a smooth, paved, winding path with some minor hills and one big one. If you want to add another big hill into the route, jump off the trail and onto the road at the north bridge and climb the hill that the road follows. You'll round the corner and be able to get back on the trail by just crossing over the grass. Great for those weekend morning long runs. You can always take a detour into Island Lake, under the freeway, or north onto the Milford trail.

The trail was well maintained and pretty easy going. We were able to see birds, chipmunks and many different types of birds. The whole family had a great time. I would definitely recommend bringing bug spray.

hiking
6 months ago

Recommend this trail to connect from paved bike trail to deep Western woods of Kensington metro park. Lots of wildlife!

on Wildwing Trail

hiking
6 months ago

This was a very beautiful trail. There was a lot to see and it was a gorgeous journey the whole way. Very easy too, so very relaxing. A lot of wildlife. Tons of chipmunks just scurrying across right in front of you. It ends up by the nature center, which was great too.

mountain biking
6 months ago

THis is a really nice parik. The bike path has some bridges, woody areas, meadows, and plenty of up and downs along the loop. However, after awhile, I just kind of knew what was going to be around the bend. Dont get me wrong, I had a nice time- even with my 10 dollar pass. I rode the loop twice and found the hills a challenging. After, I let my wife ride home in the Jeep and rode home. I enjoyed a couple of trails along the way (Coe RR and M5 Trail.) that I would highly recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail for beginner hikers. Mostly flat land but some incline and down hill. Trail goes around WildWing Lake. Nice dock at the end for bird viewing.

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely views. Drinking fountains and bathrooms sprinkled around the loop.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy, lots of good nature views, occasional deer and plenty of birds over the lake. Family friendly.

Fairly lightly trafficked on a beautiful August evening. There was a lot of wildlife, particularly sandhill cranes (throughout), red-winged blackbirds (on the Wildwing lake), wild turkeys, and bunnies. The cranes can be territorial if with their babies - one chased us and pecked at my friend's foot! Best to give a wide berth. There were a TON of mosquitos and other bugs on the Chickadee portion, which is the most heavily wooded. Fairly flat and easy trail, with only one small hill I can remember around the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike with many different ecosystems. A little buggy in the deep woods. Bathrooms near the trail head at the nature center. Tons of wildlife, chipmunks, turkeys, and cranes. Watch out for the cranes if they have their babies. One pecked my foot and chased me for a bit. That was probably my bad for wanting to continue on the trail. Other cranes were more agreeable, just stand still and let them walk around you. Loved the end walking along the lake!

hiking
8 months ago

nice hike in the sunshine. good maintained trail and broadwalks

well maintained

Wide trails and well marked. Trails wide enough for two people to walk side by side. Heavy traffic. The chickadee trail is perfect for kids. Lots of interactive Wild life. Chipmunks everywhere that come right up to your shoes!. Bring seed to feed them as I think they expect it since they don’t seem bothered by people. You will also share your path with large birds (cranes?), and will see turtles and such in the marshy areas. 50/50 sun and shade path, bring a brined hat or sunscreen. Not many mosquitoes. Great little nature center at the beginning of trails. I really enjoyed this trail. Great for kids.

I bike for leisure and this was a fantastic ride. Shaded for the most part, has a few hills around the lake, go left once you get to the lake circuit for less hills. Saw some great birds. absolutely beautiful. Upset I didn't bring my binoculars. otherwise loved it. lunched in Milford afterwards. great town! highly recommend!

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing trail, such wonderful wild life!

walking
9 months ago

Over the years I have run or walked around the lake about a thousand times. Love the park when the masses are not there. I especially enjoy in the winter when the park is empty. A great training ground for runners preparing for Boston Marathon. The hills both road and path can be challenging.

Nicely maintained. Easy side of moderate for sure. Well marked at intersections with numbers and a map. Lots of wildlife to see.

I'm not sure if it was the time of year, but I've never seen so many birds on a hike. Great for nature watching!

10 months ago

gorgeous trail

This recorded track more closely represents the actual Chief Pontiac Trail between the two organized group campsites in Proud Lake Rec and Kensington Metro Park. I make this statement based on the park trail maps and CPT trail markers located along the route. In any case I've hiked this trail a half a dozen times, each time gaining more insight about the trail, its beauty (and after making many wrong turns), its location/track.

walking
11 months ago

Views of the water are nice, and the cranes are kind enough to move out of the path... sometimes ;) Prefer the trails where cars aren't visible.

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