Cherry Island Marsh Trail is a 2.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockwood, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and canoeing and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 2.6 km Elevation Gain: 2 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

paddle sports





partially paved


wild flowers


no dogs

Follow signs to boat launch

washed out
10 months ago

Overall this trail was pretty nice, seems like a good biking and walking area. As a longboard rider, I enjoyed the flat paths in the open. The only downside is that some of the trails were washed out and impassable so I got my shoes a bit trashed. Would come back again though! Just be slightly wary of your footwear choice after rainy weather.

Tue Feb 13 2018

perfect for a spring hike.

Thu Aug 03 2017

Nearly flat trail that explores the marsh lands along the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie. Northern loop features some nice wooden marsh overlooks. South loop features some long boardwalks and excellent lake/river views. Good wildlife and bird viewing; I saw deer, rabbits, lots of ducks, an egret, red-winged blackbirds, and plenty of more common birds. Much of the trail is exposed to the sun, so wear a hat in the summer. Come in late July or early August to see the beautiful lotus colony in bloom. Overall, maybe the best hike in Detroit's metroparks.

Tue Nov 03 2015

The trail was a pleasant stroll with my dog. A nice hike in the fall weather with the sun out and nice views of the water. There were plenty of places to sit and enjoy the scenery. However, do not let the map fool you. The trail is located in Lake Erie Metro Park.

Sun Nov 04 2012

Great trail, very flat, not long at all. Nice view of the water, pleasant atmosphere, a lot of boardwalk/bridge areas, and more than the usual amount of benches to enjoy overlooks. Don't miss the bull thistle! Trail is within Lake Erie Metropark 32481 West Jefferson Ave Rockwood, MI 48173 Follow signs to boat dock

3 months ago

recorded Cherry Island Marsh Trail

mountain biking
7 months ago

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Wed Jan 06 2016