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Egypt Valley Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ada Township, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 462 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Note: This trail can be closed for hunting season. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The area is closed to bicycles 9/15-1/31. Signage at the trailhead suggests hikers and runners complete the loop counterclockwise, while bikers go clockwise.

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Reviews (372)
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Recordings (314)
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Greg S.
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Hiking

As others have stated this is a great trail for mountain biking...that I chose to hike! Bikers were courteous and I was easily able to hop out of the way. Went on a Monday late morning to avoid too many bikers and that worked out well. I saw one to two bikers about every 15 mins. The trail is mostly shaded but recommend bug spray.

Lexi Lamance
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Hiking

nice trail. hiking with bikes coming down was kind of annoying. a few nice bikers a few rude ones. probably won't hike again but would consider riding my MTN bike through.

Jay B
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Mountain biking

Awesome trail, but I really came here to try to say thank you to the kind souls who found my bike tool that I lost yesterday and hung it on the park sign. Backstory: For the past month or two, i had been hanging my bike tool from a small light on my bike (which broke off yesterday while riding, without me realizing). Last night, I was gifted a small seat bag that I could use to store that tool while out riding. Today, I came to the trail, took out my bike, and went to grab the tool to put it in my new bag when I realized it was gone (I was so sad, as I had splurged ~$35 on this tool). Just before giving up and trying to find it myself somewhere on the 7 miles of trail, I thought to check by the park sign, and alas, it was hanging there with my light. I can’t express how happy I was to see it, and to know someone who I have never met had my back. To whoever you are, thank you so much. You are what helps make the local parks so great.

Cannaadien V1
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Celia Rodrigues
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Hiking

It is a bike trail clearly and it looks fun for beginners mountain bikers. Nice forest to hike but be aware of bikers. They come quickly and you have to be quick going on the side.

Steve Anderson
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Hiking

A lot of bikes

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Sabrina Lillian
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HikingRocky

There are a lot of bikers on this trail and they come fast so keep your ears open! Other than that, I haven’t walked the entire trail just yet as it’s 7.1 miles long but the hike I did do was beautiful. Probably my new favorite spot to hike. The scenery is absolutely beautiful.

David Wikstrom
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Hiking

10 out of 10 would recommend

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Jesse Arellano
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Running

I love this trail. Make sure you go with someone who knows the trail. Signage is almost non existent. Once you know it, you will enjoy it. There are a lot of bikers. Be careful.

Victoria Jones
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This trail needs signage. There are several spots that end at a road and we had to ask for directions from pedestrians. Otherwise, the trail is fantastic.

GB DT
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Hiking

Easy moderate

Doreen D
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. If your looking for a little challenge when running I would recommend this. The only downfall, was no signs when you would come to a road or a split off of the trail. The splits tend to meet so that wasn’t too bad, just when coming to the road and trying to figure out which way to go.

Katie Lynn
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Hiking

Pretty nice loop,although not well marked. Points where it crosses a street there is barely any signs on which way to go, had to pay attention to bike tracks to pick it back up.

Nolan Cox
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Hiking

Layout - A good 7 mile loop to push yourself on. The 462" elevation gain is spread out pretty evenly, I didn't notice it much. Navigability - Easy to follow, very few user-made shortcuts. Road crossings can be challenging due to the lack of signage. Popularity - This trail is heavily used by mountain bikers, IF YOU ARE HIKING/RUNNING IT IS IMPORTANT YOU COMPLETE THE LOOP COUNTERCLOCKWISE as bikers will be going clockwise, this allows hikers to see bikers coming in step aside easily.

Paetyn DeVries
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Hiking

Please pack out your trash. Sticking your empty cans on tree branches isn’t appreciated.

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Amelia Ackley
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This trail it top notch. I too recommend going counterclockwise to stay aware of bikers and be conciousness to step off the trail for them. I love foraging around here. It's a long one and if you get deep in the hike you don't have to see a lot of people. My favorite. You go through pines and oaks and wetland. It is hunting ground so pay attention to the season :)

Rachael Velazquez
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Hiking

Allot of people on bikes. Many parts of the trail it was very hard to see if anyone on a bike was coming and it was down hill with high sides so it was hard to move fast enough to get out of the way. narrow trail. nice views in some places.

Beth Ghering
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Hiking

Did the whole loop today, it turned into 8.4miles with taking a wrong turn..... Gorgeous day and helpful bikers got me back on track!

Mackenzie Scott
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Hiking

Great trail with beautiful off shoots and peaceful views of a little creek running through. Definitely go counterclockwise if you're not on a bike. You'll have to step off the trail occasionally to make way for the bikers but it never felt crowded and everyone we ran into was so kind.

Sarah Upton
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Paetyn DeVries
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Hiking

Primary use is for mountain biking but hiking is allowed as well. If you’re going to hike it, go counterclockwise so that you can see the bikers approaching on the path and step aside to let them pass.

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Josh Brown
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Would recommend

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Sherry Plangger
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Hiking

Great trail, we took a wrong turn,lol. LOTS of bikes on a Saturday. It was annoying having to get over so much. Same scenery throughout mostly hardwood, I love trails with pine but easy to follow

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Nathan M.
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Hiking

This is a great trail for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. There are a lot of cyclists so if you’re hiking or running I would recommend going counterclockwise on the trail. This is nice and secluded with some streams that cut through it. Overall a beautiful place to spend time outside.

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Nathan Proctor
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Hiking

Only did half the loop this time around, which is between 4-5 miles depending on which half you choose. But the complete loop which I’ve completed several times is about 8.2 miles total, not 7 as stated in the description.

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Alex Hamilton
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Hiking

Super rad. Gotta watch out for bikes coming from behind and in front of you, but they were really nice and considerate as well. Bring water.

Andrew NOVACEK
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trail is well beaten. the full loop is about 8 miles. this is a state game area so it is closed to bicycles Sept 15 to Jan 31

Whitney Newberry
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Hiking

Really enjoyed hiking this trail! Gorgeous scenery and the trail was well maintained. Hiked the entire trail, which ended up being closer to 8 miles once completed.

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Beth Ghering
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Hiking

Trail is dry again. I love that it gives you the option to do a 7 mile or cut it in half to 4mile loop. The 4 mile does require walking the road to connect it. A lot of mountain bikers are out again!

Issa Mitzi
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

I was not overly impressed. As others have stated, it’s more of a bike trail. I only did a small section ( to the first road). I had no idea where the trail picked back up without a map. Also echoing what others have stated, poorly marked trail. It is a nice area, just found it somewhat boring. I’m interested in seeing what it’s like in other seasons. The terrain has some variations, so it definitely would be more fun to bike or run it.

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