Asylum Lake Trail

MODERATE 29 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.

walking
11 days ago

walking
1 month 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
3 months ago

3 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful stream with bridge, great for a picnic.

hiking
8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
11 months ago

11 months ago

loved it. went off the main path along the lake. felt so refreshing to reconnect with nature.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

walking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

walking
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

I love this place. I take my dog here all the time and she loves it too. The scenery is beautiful and I can't wait for everything to start turning green!!

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

This is a pleasant hike, with both wooded paths and prairie paths Some of the paths are gravel or remnants of old streets. There is a downloadable app which helps you find your way on the trails, and indicates points of interest: Asylum Lake Preserve app.

hiking
Friday, July 17, 2015

Nice , close to home. Trails not marked well once you leave the trailhead but you'll have no problem following them. I followed some wildlife paths ( human or otherwise) all the way around the lake with a short walk along Drake Rd.

Nice place, loaded with deer and raccoon. Bring bug spray.....all in all a nice fun quick jaun .