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Graves Hill Overlook and Hall Lake Loop

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Yankee Springs Recreation Area

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.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 150 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Cross country skiing Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers
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Nicole Kimbro
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Absolutely amazing

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Joe Eitel
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Kristin Labert
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Great hills. Kinda sandy. Little thorny. Great lake view.

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Abbie Bocan
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Troy Collier
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Easy main trail with graves hill and other trails connecting off it if you choose to go further than the 2 miles of hall lake. Will next time

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steve mills
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Tad Corwin
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful & heavily wooded. No mud shortly after a hard rain. Be sure to check out Grave Hill & The Devil's Soup Bowl. I wouldn't be there after dark!

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Heather Donahue
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A few slight hills and sand, but basically an easy hike.

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Steve Brady
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Good trails. Went off trail to do some orienteering. If you do that wear long pants there was a lot of poison ivy on the lesser traveled trails

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tanner smith
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Nice trail with great trees. Fun for the kids and adults alike. Clean and a few others out today, but not too many to make it crowded. Will do again!

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Breanne Vander Hill
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My all time favorite trail. It is beautiful during every season.

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Kellie Summerhays
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Kassandra Hauenstein
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nice trail, well marked but a little overgrown in spots. Bugs weren't too bad, normal for mid-July. Lots of shade and Hall Lake Trail has some amazing hammock spots near the entrance! Looks like these connect up with other trails, too.

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Kimberly Burnham
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This was my first time and I used to GPS to extend my hike. We used mainly the red trail, went to Graves Hill and the Devil's Soup Bowl, got into the Deep Lake trail (blue) for a little while before finishing up on the Red. The paths were clearly marked the entire time and the trails were maintained. We will be back!

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Anna Hric
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Really great trails. Trails are marked well and well cared for. No bugs or mud.

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Randy Roest
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great trail for a family.

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Kari Plaisier
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Great trail with kids! Challenging enough to keep them interested and lots to look at.

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Tim Harvey
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Great trail. We did this as part of the DNR’s 1st hike event. Challenging enough to not be boring but not too much for most people to handle physically. It is rated appropriately at moderate. There are out houses up toward the cabins about 1/4 mile up the drive toward the education center.

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Ellen Shaw
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An easy hike thru the fall woods to a nice, quiet lake that the dogs can splash around in. Beautiful in the fall, I missed peak color this year by about a week but still lovely!

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Grant Cupp
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A nice trail but the overlook was just overgrown and you couldn’t actually see anything. The soup bowl was a cool gorge type thing but it was nothing spectacular.

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Brian Curran
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Corey Simon
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A nice enough hike through the woods, had to deal with some noisy folk along the way but it was 4th of July weekend, would do again.

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Nate K
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A great hike with plenty of views. It is well worth extending your walk to take a lap around devils soup bowl.

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Megan Raya
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5/31/19 - we only made it 50 yards, there were so many webs across the paths no matter which option you choose.

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James Jagodzinski
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3.3 mile 4-21-2019

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Jason S
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Easy trail. Nice to take my young kids on.

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Donna Judkins
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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.

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Kathy Adrianse
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beautiful.

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Casi Maxwell
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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.

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