Island Lake Hiking Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Island Lake Hiking Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Green Oak, Michigan that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

Easy trail at Island Lake Park. This trail is on the opposite side of Kensington Rd. from the Blue/Yellow mountain bike trails and is for hikers only - no Mtbs. It is a very easy trail. One downside is for much of the trail along the river the primary sound is from the shooting range. The part around Trout Lake is paved, but the rest is natural. Going clockwise from the parking lot area, the first part of the trail, along the river and then back towards Trout Lake, is mostly deciduous trees. If, after going about 3/4 of the way around Trout Lake, you take the first cutoff to the left and go up and across the park road, you return toward the parking lot in an evergreen wood, making a nice mixture of Michigan woods in one short hike.

trail running
29 days ago

Great for running, but could be better marked.

4 months ago

Nice little hike for training.

trail running
4 months ago

nice trail for running. lots of lake virtues and not too many hills. really pretty in the fall. ran on a Saturday at 1:00 PM and only saw a few people.

will be back for more fun.

hiking
7 months ago

Be careful when you get near Island Lake, the trail goes right along the edge of the lake and if its wet or icy you could slide into the water. It's shallow, but still, not a way you want to finish off your hike. When there is snow/ice I skip that section and instead walk between the paved trail and the treeline along the lake.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice loop featuring a pair of lakes. On the harder side of easy due to the length; the terrain is fairly flat. Sounds of civilization (shooting range, road noise) are all around. Trail maintenance was fairly good overall, but parts of the trail will need to be cleared again in the near future. Also, trail intersections are identified by letters A through I, but not all identifying signs have been erected yet. Overall, still a work in progress, but a nice loop.

8 months ago

had a wonderful time.

hiking
11 months ago

A nice, easy trail in Island Lake Recreation area that is ***hiking only***! No mountain bikes. Much of it is a pleasant walk in deciduous and evergreen woods. Other than the paved section around Trout Lake, there are few other hikers. Nice trail for SE Michigan, only slightly marred by the noise from the shooting range along parts of the trail.

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