Belle Isle Lighthouse and Blue Heron Lagoon

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Belle Isle Park

Belle Isle Lighthouse and Blue Heron Lagoon is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Detroit, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.2 miElevation gain26 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyWalkingLakeViews
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Charlene Watson
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Lovely. Freaking cold but lovely. Only saw three people the whole time: one person and a couple. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Matt Holman
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John K
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Trail was hard packed snow. May get icy in places after the surface refreezes. A variety of ducks in Detroit River around island.

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Traci Hardin
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Jen H
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Hiking

I’m at Belle Isle 2-4 times a week. Most recently the blue heron lagoon trail has been very icy & a few areas are flooded & muddy. If you stick to the trail running along the water it’s less muddy/flooded. I believe the only open bathroom at this time is the one located in front of the conservatory.

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Jen H
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Extremely muddy out here today

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Joel Heeres
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Alessandro Piscioneri
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Jen H
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful nature hikes in Detroit.

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Ellisa Kobylak
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Nature trips

Easy walk. Wide, dirt trail with grass and flowers on both sides for most of the walk. Some small off shoots to get closer to the water if you choose. Great for dogs (on leash) or even trail ready strollers.

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James Porter
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Mountain biking

Nice easy walk. The trail ends abruptly at the end of Hipster Island with a fancy No Trespassing sign.

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Kayla Moser
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WalkingFloodedGreat!

A little wet but nice.

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Eric Cedo
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Hiking

Just a little muddy. Otherwise a nice way to start the morning.

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Nakita Lancaster
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Beautiful hiking trail with great views of the water.

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Clisha :-)
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HikingMuddy

The trail was very muddy and soft not good to walk in with sneakers, too slippery to run. Met a lot of cute dogs along the way. Trash free and beautiful views.

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Caila Rice
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Jack Ball
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Flat an easy run. Views of Detroit river were pleasing.

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Gino Toreli
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Hiking

I mean, it’s located in the city, so you can’t complain too much. I suggest sticking close to the water edge and find the foot trails through the tall grasses.

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MaxJudy Smith
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Hiking

All flat land, beautiful views of the surrounding waters. Went mid afternoon (1:30 pm EST), where the high sun really baked us. lots of branching paths leading to areas of lagoon to launch kayak from, or just chill out on the bank.

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A S
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Hiking

Nice escape from the concrete jungle. I️ like to combine this hike with a bike loop around the island and end with a dip in the river.

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Samantha Hageman
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First to Review

We love this route. We are frequent visitors of Belle Isle and since the State of Michigan is now in charge, it is an amazing place. Great place to hike with dogs and let them swim. (This is a DOG FRIENDLY trail and state park). This is also located in Detroit, Michigan. There is no access from Canada.

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Jen H
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Jen H
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Joel Hill
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Jen H
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Maggie Piellusch
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Sven Kranz
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