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Belle Isle Loop

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Belle Isle Loop is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Detroit, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 39 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

bugs

over grown

hiking
4 months ago

Dangerous. A crackhead woman followed me and tried fighting with me for no reason. No security or anyone else around to do anything. thankfully I got out of there.

road biking
bridge out
muddy
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely island with great views of both Detroit and Canada. The trail shown is great for biking but is essentially a 3 lane road which is not the kind of trail I was hoping to run on. The loop at the North end of the Isle was closed. I did find one lovely gravelly trail through the woods. Detroit is not a great city to run in!!

running
5 months ago

nice park with lots of things to see. tried to jog around the entire perimeter, got hung up near the light house, dead end as there was a fence separating the driving range from the trail. the perimeter road near the coast guard station. was slightly flooded, but not enough to totally soak shoes and socks.

5 months ago

excellent place to bike around. Fun, roughly 6 mile loop, with tons of offshoots to take you exploring on mini adventures into the botanical gardens or the aquarium, or other back areas of the park. Surrounded by water, and small lakes within the island, this park offers A LOT!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a bike loop but it was a fun hike. Belle Isle like Detroit has so much potential, keep working at it. Awesome urban park hike!

7 months ago

love the hiking trails

Thu Aug 30 2018

Very overgrown and closed in. There were a lot of mosquitos. We turned back after the first trail. Not very kid friendly.

Sun May 06 2018

Absolutely gorgeous. Surrounded entirely by water with multiple hidden away cozy places to read.

walking
Sun Dec 24 2017

Belle Isle is a superb getaway inside Detroit. Except for the closing of one end of the island for a month each year for the Grand Prix and my impatience waiting as the state eventually repairs and renovates all aspects of the park, most of the island is a great set of fields, gathering places, views of Detroit and Windsor, space for walks/jogs/bike rides, and occasional planned activities. The museum fills a nice hour, and the greenhouse and garden are maintained beautifully. The fountain and casino building are great for photos. The walk out to the lighthouse and on the trails across the little bridge is pretty, pleasant, and excellent for a lazy picnic or nap with a book. Watch the sunset, watch the variety of people, and watch the big container ships as you escape the hubbub of the city for a while.

Fri Nov 10 2017

Scenic and a relatively easy route. Good for a relaxing walk in the summer.

Mon Sep 18 2017

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).

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