Graves Hill Overlook and Hall Lake Loop

MODERATE 15 reviews

Graves Hill Overlook and Hall Lake Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Middleville, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
16 days ago

Fun trail, passed about three groups of people on a beautiful Saturday afternoon around three. Agree with the moderate rating as there were roots and inclines! Took pictures along the way. Saw deer first thing. Well marked path and will definitely be back to take some of the off shoot trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail to start the day (Actually Halls Lake Trail). First time walking this trail and I'm definitely coming back to do this one and connecting trails. I say it was Easy-Moderate; there are some up hill walks, but not too bad. It seems like a great trail for hiking and trail running. Hall Lake also provides a beautiful view. Definitely a lot of mosquitos, so I suggest wearing deep woods off if you want to avoid bites.

4 months ago

Great trail overall, good for little kids to explore. I love the Yankee Springs Recreation Area, live here my whole life so it’s nice to have some of theses hidden gems to check out, speaking of which, must see the devils soup bowl while hiking graves hill!

hiking
7 months ago

Great views!

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

As mentioned, this is actually the Hall Lake Trail Loop, roughly 2 miles long. Heavily trafficked. Most people on the trial are day use and with their dogs or small children. Very easily accessed by way of gun lake road onto Norris which is a muddy dirt road that also leads to the long lake center and Devils soup bowl.

The trial itself leads through a mostly level trail that passes a small stream that feeds into Hall Lake. After a half mile or so you finally get to see Hall Lake and it doesn't disappoint. It's a beautiful lake with 2 islands that. I wish I could of ventured out to the island, but with the mild winter day (60 degrees) I didn't trust the ice. The trail hugs the lake for a while until it leads to graves hill. Graves hill does not have a lookout and doesn't offer anything too special in my opinion (unless I missed something). The trail has signs posted to link with the Devils soup bowl/Deep Lake Trail, although the signs say 15 minutes it's more like 5. I'd recommend any first timer on Hall Lake to make the short side hike to Devils Soup Bowl as it one of the highlights at Yankee Springs. The trial turns south after the Soup Bowl Parking Lot and you will pass Graves Hill Again and the terminus of Long Lake Trail. The trail will go up a hill or two and Norris road is usually visible/audible to you the west of the trial. The trail says an hour, but in reality you can complete it easily in 40-45 minutes.

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Technically this is the Hall Lake Trail. It's the most scenic of any of the trails in the Yankee Springs area and also, the most used. Part of this trail pairs up with The North Country Trail. It's a nice hike and the portion along Hall Lake is very pretty year round.

snowshoeing
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A good place to test out new skis or snow shoes.

hiking
Sunday, August 29, 2010

it was a beautiful area but a rather easy hike. enjoyable little loop but if you want something great it's not worth it unless you are new to the area and want a short trip

hiking
26 days ago

Sunday, July 09, 2017

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

trail running
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

hiking
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hiking
Tuesday, July 15, 2014