Island Lake Blue and Yellow Trail Loop

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(203)
Island Lake Recreation Area

Island Lake Blue and Yellow Trail Loop is a 12.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brighton, 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.

Length12.6 miElevation gain518 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashCampingFishingHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddySnowFee
Description
Waypoints (0)

Island State Park has two bike trails: blue (longer) and yellow (shorter). This is the yellow. Easy/ moderate difficulty. Quick & fun. Trail allows for a quick speed. Has a few log piles. Has some sandy parts. If its been raining a lot a small section will be flooded but it's not bad. Fees: Resident: $11 annual recreation passport. Non-resident: $9/daily, $31/per year

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (204)
Photos (266)
Activities (259)
Completed (538)
View user's profile page
Nicole Lapointe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 17, 2021
Hiking

lots of bikers, and a controlled burn on part of the blue trail. only took .7 miles away from the total double loop.

View Nicole's activity
View user's profile page
David McCatty
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 9, 2021
Hiking

Great intermediate trail

View David's activity
View user's profile page
Misty Munir
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 27, 2021
Hiking

It’s really slushy right now.

View Misty's activity
View user's profile page
Joanna Durnbaugh
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 31, 2021
Hiking

Snow covered. Give bikers the right of way if you are hiking.

View Joanna's activity
View user's profile page
Ajay Sharma
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 9, 2021
Hiking

Very nice, a bit icy today though..

View Ajay's activity
View user's profile page
Kevin Nicholson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 20, 2020
Hiking

Temp 38-36, trail mix of snow slush/ice/mud but was a lot better than I expected, very rideable. Only things that made me nervous and split were the exposed roots on the inclines/declines.

View Kevin's activity
View user's profile page
Brian Martinez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarDecember 5, 2020
Hiking
View Brian's activity
View user's profile page
Suzy Shipman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 7, 2020
Hiking

Perfect hike!

View Suzy's activity
View user's profile page
Alissa Parks
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 31, 2020
Hiking

14 miles, flat easier trail

View Alissa's activity
View user's profile page
Candice Christie
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 17, 2020
Mountain biking

Nice mellow trail.

View Candice's activity
View user's profile page
Amanda Moen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 25, 2020
Hiking

Multiuse trail that ended up being 13.7 miles. There are a TON of bikers. There was a biker coming every 5 minutes or so. Not much to see for most of the trail, the trail does open up give some really nice views a mile or so into the yellow and blue loops. For hikers the trail will probably be more enjoyable in the late fall when bikers are less common.

View user's profile page
Henry Longhi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 6, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful trail, I’ll start with that. But please plan for a 16 mile hike. It’s not even close to 12.6 like the app says. So I ran out of water and food, which is my fault for not bringing extra but just prepare yourself for 16 miles. Not too many bikers but it’s a Monday.

View user's profile page
Jocelyn Devine
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 9, 2020
Hiking

Awesome trails! So fun to walk by the lake. Very busy though

View user's profile page
Randy Hockey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 27, 2020
Hiking

Good hiking trail. Not too crowded.

View Randy's activity
View user's profile page
Jeffrey Passage
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 27, 2020
Hiking

Was on the paved hiking trail and the weather was gorgeous. Things are close to blooming. The traffic noise wasn’t noticeable on this side of the park. Looks like a good place to bike too.

View user's profile page
Amy Goble
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 4, 2020
Hiking

Great walk. Well marked, not too challenging. Beautiful scenery. Watch out for bikers.

View user's profile page
Carson Stassen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 26, 2020
HikingRocky
View Carson's activity
View user's profile page
sarah flatt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 17, 2020
Hiking

Awesome trail!!!! it would be nice to have a separate hiking and biking trail!!!

View sarah's activity
View user's profile page
Teresa Brown
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 5, 2019
Mountain biking

One of my all time favorites. Easy access. Well maintained. A little bit of everything.

View user's profile page
Tamara T
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 7, 2019
Hiking

Really liked this trail, but a lot of bikers. Some followed the trail sharing rules by announcing their approach (“two coming on the left”) which works great=exactly how it is supposed to work. However a lot of bikers sneak up without announcing their approach or making any noise. Hey bikers, lets make trail experience great for all by sharing the trail.

View Tamara's activity
View user's profile page
Corinne Collin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 27, 2019
Hiking

13.6 miles of hiking fun

View Corinne's activity
View user's profile page
Liz Schoenwitz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 5, 2019
Hiking

Great trail to hike but there were a lot of bikers, not enough benches, and it was 14 miles instead of 12.6. Would still do it again though!

View Liz's activity
View user's profile page
Norb Veit
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 30, 2019
HikingMuddy

Nice trails, a bit noisy with the gravel pit to the south, I-96 to the north, M-23 to the west and Kensington Rd to the east. the hills are gentle for the most part.

View Norb's activity
View user's profile page
Bill Weber
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 12, 2018
Mountain biking

These trails are super fun. Mostly easy climbs, a little technical in sections of single-track switchbacks, and the sand in sections requires some peddling. Beginner or expert, these trails can entertain anybody, except hikers. They are indeed multi-use, but the bikers really out number all others.

View user's profile page
Bob A.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 4, 2018
Hiking

beautiful land but far too many bikes to make for an enjoyable walk with the dogs. have to be on high alert 100% of the time watching for them around tight corners.

View user's profile page
Steven Misiura
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 29, 2018

How long does this usually take to hike?

View user's profile page
Eric Bates
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 7, 2018
Hiking

walked the entire yellow trail loop with a buddy.. great times... good elevation. next time going for blue and yellow trail loop both! phone died couldn't get all the hike recorded! highly recommend it.

View Eric's activity
View user's profile page
Kathy Zaguroli
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 31, 2018
Hiking

Nice trails year round

View user's profile page
Travis Smith
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 28, 2018
Hiking

Island Lake Recreation Area is beautiful. Kayaking feels like you're up north (when you get out of distance of the shooting range anyway). Hiking is gorgeous with lots of elevation, sweeping views, and huge sand dunes to climb and go down. Who knew there were big sand dunes in SE Mich? For the best hike, park in the Spring Mill Pond parking lot and then find the bike/hike trails south and east of the parking lot. There's also an awesome little secluded pond you can swim in with sandy banks.

View user's profile page
Jordan Hicks
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 24, 2018
Running

This is one of my favorite trails to train on. There is some great elevation as well as a few technical spots.

Showing results 1 - 30 of 204