Deadman's Hill Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Deadman's Hill Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elmira, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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9 days ago

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2 months ago

careful: very poorly marked trailhead. ended up on the 18 mile trail, wanted the 3 mile. can't speak to the beauty of it; too busy swatting mosquitoes. might try in the fall.

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2 months ago

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8 months ago

Hiked the larger Jordan River Pathway (no trail listed) so I will double dip on this one. Deadmans Hill offers splendid views of the East Jordan Watershed and lowlands. The parking lot is a short distance from the hill up a gravel trail.

The East Jordan River Pathway was a nightmare to say the least. The sign postage was terrible. They did not note the detour on the large board in the parking lot so I hiked until a reached a bridge that was half submerged, had to backtrack and side hike roads until I reached the state campground late, after dark. The following day it was much better on the northern side as the trial was labeled much better, however there was much overgrowth and decay. The highlight of the trail was when it hugged the river for a moderate duration, however there was too much walking through uneventful forest that could be hiked downstate in local parks. If you are looking for a rugged/bushwhacking trail this is your place. I don't mind trailblazing but this was unmanageable at times.

Even if there was blazes every 1/4-1/2 mile that'd be a start. I'd be willing to give this longer weekend loop another chance in a year or so.

hiking
11 months ago

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11 months ago

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thursday, August 04, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

backpacking
Monday, July 25, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Good trekking with babies on moderate 80 degree, cloudy day. Got a little hot, stagnant in spots, muddy at bottom after heavy rain 2 days prior & literally up hill both ways ;)

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

moderate 3 mile hike. perfect for dogs. beautiful view at the end!

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This hike is just great. 3 miles, took about 90 min at a decent pace due to elevation changes. If you're facing away from the cars, take the trail entrance to the right, saves the view for the end. At the first fork you go left. Trail was muddy/washed out and sandy in some spots but we easily managed even with a baby on my back. Bring bug spray, flies were pretty annoying. In June this was nicely shaded.