Dolph Park Nature Area Trail

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Dolph Nature Area

Dolph Park Nature Area Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ann Arbor, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips




17 days ago

1 month ago

A little noisy and a fair amount of trash. Other than that the views in the park are nice. Saw a lot of birds a few snakes, and lots of squirrels.

2 months ago

Great for a quick hike. I did every possible off shoot of the trail and it still took less than an hour.

Tue Jan 15 2019

Two stars might be a little harsh, but...the park is tiny, tightly surrounded by housing, and the lakes are small with limited views. Given that UM's Saginaw Forest trailhead is literally a few hundred yards down Wagner, I don't see stopping here unless you have a strong desire to see the First and Second Sister Lakes (or "Lakes") after seeing the Third in Saginaw Forest. Scio Forest is also nearby and offers a better nature experience, as does Lillie Park. I'd leave this one for the neighborhood joggers and school field trips. Higher resolution versions of my pictures, as well as pictures of the other parks mentioned, are at

Wed Sep 14 2016

This is less of trail and more of swampy area. But the lakes are pretty good.

1 day ago

10 months ago

Tue Dec 25 2018

Wed Aug 02 2017

Sun May 08 2016