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Cut River Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hendricks, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 295 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Lake Views
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Note: Users have recently reported that this trail is closed until further notice.

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Completed (40)
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Dakota Harding
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Matt Olson
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Kevin Leiter
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Katherine Emmert
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Nature tripsBridge out

Hiked this trail plenty of times. Beautiful, easy, yet steep in some areas. A simple yet diverse little hike for great for anyone. Beautiful little Beach outlet, Well maintained walking platforms and stairs, and an up-close and personal viewing of the bridge. One of my favorites by far.

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Snafu Scoot
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Joe Capuano
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Hiking

Nice trail though needs some upkeep.

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Ellen Hoerle
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Road biking

Trail is not well maintained this year so not recommended after a rain. Trail can be made into loop by taking bridge back.

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Cameron Flaschenriem
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Hiking

Has not been kept up this year, has been really washed out.

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Wade Geary
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Blowdown but pretty enough for a quick one in the U.P.

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David Rogers
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HikingSnow

try this in the winter for privacy and spectacular views, summer before foliage, or fall when colors peak. always a treat!

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Jennifer White
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Hiking

Awesome-east side done! The steps were a little tough at the end....would be easier going down then going up at the end!!!

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Cheryl Gustafson
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Hiking

Beautiful views, but would rate it as moderate not easy it short but lots of steps and some elevations to climb.

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Patrick Shaughnessy
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Hiking

Short but sweet, great views of the underside and structure.

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Benjapol Piyawanichpong
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HikingOver grown

the trail has east and west side divided by river. the east side of the hiking trail is well maintained, along the river with access to the beach and a nice stairway if you up to challenges. you can cross the bridge to the west side by either walk on the bridge sidewalk (crazy scary by 65 mph cars passing by) or take a hiking trail which is quite overgrown and much less maintained and less scenic (still hikable, just not as nice as the east) . Don't risk crossing highway, use bridge underpass to walk across. I would rate as moderate, some incline and stairs

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Beth Spahr
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drove 40 minutes to do a short hike with the dogs after a long day of driving and the trail is closed.

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Nick Brisbin
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Leslie Grappin
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Paige VanNorman
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Kristi Barron
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Elizabeth Madigan
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Craig Hejka
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David Ham
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Michael Wright
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Elijah Marlow
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