Hartwick Pines Loop

EASY 19 reviews

Hartwick Pines Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grayling, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
24 days ago

Serene trail with many kid friendly rustic stops (bunk house, chapel, logging museum). Pet friendly. There were a lot of mosquito's this spring so bring the bug spray!

1 month ago

Lush and full of outstanding old growth.

9 months ago

great trail and easy for the whole family and very informational for the kiddos. Sadly, on our visit a small section of the trail was closed for safety reasons so we had to back track and go around to see both sides of the loop.

10 months ago

Amazing!

hiking
10 months ago

I've been going to HPSP since I was a very young kid. I always return here with my parents to walk this loop. Lots of birds and easy enough for the whole family. I love the sound the wind makes as it rushes through the pine tops.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Love the pines!

trail running
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Once you find a sign and understand the rectangular shape of the loops, you'll be fine. Signage is minimal but it is definitely marked. I went just before the fall colors typically arrive so I can't speak to the aesthetic of the trail with regards to beauty, but for the most part the trail in wide and mostly flat (although be aware - when the elevation does change, it does drastically!)

Thursday, April 07, 2016

beautiful

snowshoeing
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Lovely; nice to see the pines and the chapel

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Walked a 3rd of the loop. Very peaceful forest trial. Spotted mushroom and a colorful fall walk. Also a very open trail for bikes. It was as if I was the only one there.

hiking
11 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Thursday, April 07, 2016

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 28, 2016