I did a 6 mile loop and it was phenomenal. Great botanical diversity and nice water features. I went early in the morning and had the place nearly to myself. I was tired by the end of my hike but not exhausted. I climbed the equivalent of 20 flights of stairs which is pretty decent. Definitely a good, regular hike for seasoned hikers but not too bad for beginners. I saw a guy trail running although I wouldn't have ventured that. There is a fee to park but if you like nice woodland (native plants and animals), for your hike, it's worth it.

Nice set of trails, varied terrain, streams to cool off in. Lots of wild raspberries and blueberries when we went July 24th.

This is one of many trails from the top of Michigan road. It is the easiest and the shortest. Try the yellow, red, or the RT from the same spot for more challenge.

Well suited for families and dogs. Easy paths. No parking fee at weekdays from October to May.

10 months ago

awsome grew up here

Very well marked trails..it was a bit icy due to weather...I recommend the brown trail for views of the water.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beautiful park in a wonderful part of town.

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Monday, November 09, 2015

Nice level trails, the overlook is well worth the quick, but steep climb!

Great place to hike and camp out

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Great trail, need to go back and add the rock trail to this.

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

The reason we like this place is the variety of trails. Get a map at the entrance and choose a section. They have facilities and the place gets crowded on weekends, but most of the people are there to picnic and bicycle; you usually have the trails to yourself. Good place for beginners and younger children.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

This is a reservation, so you can't swim or fish. It's a nice hike but that's about it... If you like to camp, then they do have awesome cabins/spots for camping. You just can't enjoy the water ;-/

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Unfortunately it's $10 to park inside. No mountain biking allowed, boo! Great hiking trails with amazing views and scenic hidden rock formations.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

I fell so much in love with the park and the trail that I called the park ranger from the trail to establish a camp reservation for July 4th weekend. The young gentlemen at the front gate suggested how to obtain my 7.5 mile hike using the Leatherman trail and marked it for me on the trail map. Fellow hikers on the trail were helpful and pleasant. Rarely was the trail flat, which I very much enjoyed. In total it took me 1hr 58 min. As a petite female, it felt very safe to travel alone :)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

With more than 35 miles of trails, a hiker can return to Pound Ridge many times. With many historical treasures hidden deep in the woods like Bear Rock Petroglyph and ruins of a CCC camp make Pound Ridge more than just a nature preserve.

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Great place to hike with kids. Easy to follow trails. Leatherman trail had some decent hills and fairly easy climbs. Perfect for a brisk fall day.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Nice trail systems through some very old and interesting areas. I wish I had a trail map as I was lured down many of the secondary/offshoot trails but became nervous as to my way back at the end. Many EERILY quiet places exuding no sounds whatsoever...no birds, no insects etc etc with a sense that something you cant see was there and aware of you ;)

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

4000+ acres of mostly wooded rails that criss cross and intersect frequently. Trail map makes navigating a lot easier as it can be slightly confusing if not familiar.

Mildly challenging at the south end with limited views overall, the good view point is on the south west side overlooking the Rez.

Lots of lean to's and a few campsites. Expansive, quiet, low traffic make it a reclusive place albeit expensive at $10 a visit.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A lot to see. Decent hike. Cover a lot of ground fast. Occasionally challenging.
Not too good in foul weather.

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Many paths were overgrown and wet. Progress slowed in the often muddy puddles that sucked the boots loose. Dogs had difficulty walking and were becoming tick laden.
Some impressive views and very light traffic made it feel like you were in your own little world.

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