Rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, etched into a sandstone outcrop are a mystery. Yet they give us a glimpse into the lives of early Native American artists.

Really pretty and the rocks are extraordinary. Lots of bugs and mosquitoes.

Yes the bridges are back but they are these huge things which seems way overkill. But I guess they don’t want them to wash away. Wood would have been more pleasing to the rustic surroundings. They also widened half the tail into a road now in order to get the bridge materials back there. Too bad as I feel the trail lost its charm.

Bridges are open again! Happy Hiking!!

both bridges still out and rustic feel gone with addition of stone on trails.

They have to fix the bridge soon, only a quarter of the trail is open. Otherwise it's a nice safe beautiful trail.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Nice flat trail with nice changes in scenery throughout. One of the bridges to cross the river is out, so to complete the entire trail you need to out and back both sides of the trail which doubles the miles. We completed both sides and due to its flatness, it was fairly easy.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

I am only giving this trail a three because there was a bridge out and we couldn't get past the river. We did try to find a way to cross it, but it was very wet that day, the river may have been high. We just back tracked and went to the other side of the loop. Plenty to explore there.

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

I hike this trail at least two times a week with my dog and whoever else comes. Nice trail to get out and hike. Bridge has been down all year though. Park says it should be back up in the fall and they are adding new trails.

hiking
Friday, September 19, 2014

The Petroglyphs main hiking trail is a loop trail and not a out and back. If you consider the entrance trail which leads to the looped hiking trail it could be considered out and back. The trail is uneven ground with two swinging bridges over parts of the Cass River. There are interpretive signs along the way telling of the Michigan forest fires, the usage of the Cass River years ago, and of local fauna and wildlife.

hiking
Friday, September 13, 2013

The petroglyphs are right off from the parking but are only open Memorial Day to Labor Day on Wednesday to Sundays from 10am to 5pm. The hiking trail is always open. Even when closed you can still see petroglyphs, just not up close. And who knew there were petroglyphs in Michigan?!

walking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015