Holly Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Holly Recreation Area Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Groveland Twp, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

My boyfriend and I went and took our 3 dogs. It was a great trail with lots of different routes you could choose to go. On our way back though, we were looping back down to marker 16 and chose the route not for bikers due to the thick brush. We had lost the trail for a few feet. Be careful when hopping back on the trail or if you wander from it!! We were attacked by ground bees and all of us got stung multiple times (totally our own fault). Thankfully we are not allergic! I would definitely do this trail again, but steer clear of that loop haha.

hiking
1 month ago

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mountain biking
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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was beautiful and very well kept! The markings were confusing or non-existent at times. I would definitely recommend this trail!

trail running
2 months ago

Probably the best trail in the area.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Only did the southern loop of the route shown here. Nice hike around a pair of lakes. Lotus were in bloom on my visit. Best to hike this trail in dry season (late summer or fall), or else come prepared for some wet areas. Some areas are not well marked, especially around the cabins. In general, always choose the trail closest to the lake.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

fantastic

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trails for an all day, or a short hike. Plenty to see, and the water is beautiful. Only complaint would be the lack of maps, and trail markers in certain areas. We will definitely be visiting again!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Clocked 9.2 miles on this route circumnavigating both the wilderness & lakeshore loops. See it at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3G_r09MLggc