Proud Lake Recreation Area is located on the scenic Huron River and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. It also offers the unique River Hawk Lodge.

Bring your GPS. It’s easy to get off the main paths.

This is a very nice trail, with little foot traffic. It has great views and is a peaceful place to walk or run.

Although the trail is beautiful, I'm giving it a low rating for a couple of reasons: 1. the trail blazers are virtually all missing so most of the time you have no idea where the heck you are; 2. the intersection markers/maps are defaced by gunshot and are difficult to impossible to read so again, good luck figuring out where you are; 3. although the trail starts out wide and easy to see, it peters out in places to the point of being difficult to impossible to see...for awhile I'm not sure I was even on the trail anymore. it's a pretty park and it's a darn shame the blazes and trail intersections aren't given a little love. I doubt I'll hike here again

Excellent trails

Nice walk with the boy & the dog

Great place for a winter hike!

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10 months ago

Perfect hike in the wintertime.

These trails are great for a good walk, being out with the family or dogs. Not a whole lot of variation in the terrain.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Love Proud Lake and its extremely scenic Huron River and pine trees. Feels like you're up north.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nice trail with light traffic during the week. Plenty of wildlife and big enough that you don't hear any road noise.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice park. Not too busy. No mountain bikes, so the paths are in good shape. In some spots the "trail" disappears in heavy brush. Other parts are on shaky wooden bridges. Surprised to see it ranked moderate - I recorded only a 30 ft elevation change on my 4 mile trip

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Nice and easy 5 mile trail. Saw an owl catch a snake, that was awesome. Moderately busy but wasn't too bad.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

It's a pretty basic Michigan trail - nicely shaded but not a lot to look at. A highlight is there are some walkways on the bog that are fun to walk along and feel the bounce of.

We visited yesterday for the first time and were pleased. The trails do get narrow in spots, but are overall pretty easy to navigate. Dogs welcome, on leash. The paths are well shaded, but I imagine could be buggy if the weather conditions were humid.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A bunch of trails but not always marked very well.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

So many trails. I hike this park with my family or solo often. Easy to maneuver. The Marsh Trail is a great change up from hiking the traditional trail head. Lovely old pine forests, river, lake, marsh, lots of boardwalks. Really a wonderful gem here in Michigan. Wonderful hike for families.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

trail to upward north is partially overgrown and difficult to navigate with some closed off areas. overall, great hike for beginners with several outhouses along the paths.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Proud Lake trails are vey easy and well marked. There is a nice simple loop around a marsh area. Also trails lead to the Huron River's edge. It's very shady and wooded.

This is also a popular X-Country Ski spot. It's rather flat so nice for beginners.

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