Asylum Lake Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Asylum Lake Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kalamazoo, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Former site of the Kalamazoo mental hospital. Now WMU has turned this area into a wild life preserve. This boasts a very large lake, trails, and loads of wildlife.

11 days ago

We followed the trail all the way through. It was mucky and led to a major road. There was fencing around us for most of the trail. I would not recommend this trail.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Came from out-of-town and walked this in the Fall ~ was just okay. Lots of dog-walkers, and just average sightseeing. Easy trail to walk. Would use this all the time, though, if I had a furry-friend and they could swim in the lake!

hiking
29 days ago

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walking
3 months ago

Nice trail close to home. It can be quite busy at weekends. People don't always keep their dogs on a leash and - especially in winter - don't pick up after them! The walk around the lake is lovely and peaceful. Lots of bird life to see.

walking
6 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

beautiful stream with bridge, great for a picnic.

hiking
11 months ago

walking
Friday, July 08, 2016

My boyfriend and I go here all the time with our fur children. I don't know who enjoys it more: us or the dogs.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

walking
Monday, May 30, 2016