Cherry Island Marsh Trail and Trapper's Run Loop

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Cherry Island Marsh Trail and Trapper's Run Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rockwood, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and canoeing and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

canoeing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Follow signs to boat launch

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, November 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.

hiking
Sunday, November 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
http://www.metroparks.com/metroparks/parks/index_all.aspx?ID=7&r=0