Island Lake Yellow Trail Loop is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near South Lyon, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.6 miElevation gain278 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeFee
Description
Waypoints (1)

This trail is shared by both hikers and mountain bikers so users recommend hiking in the opposite direction of the bike traffic. If you are biking please do signal presence ahead of time. There is a fee for residents of $11 per year for a recreation passport. For non-resident the fee is of $9/daily and $31/per year.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (647)
Photos (270)
Activities (700)
Completed (698)
View user's profile page
Noal Garber
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 6, 2021
Hiking

Terrible for pedestrians...

View Noal's activity
View user's profile page
Mercedes Cervantes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 30, 2021
HikingGreat!

This trail offers lots of sun and some shade. Currently, it smells of incense with its warm dead leaves and fresh blooms. The entire landscape has a slight green hue from the new growth. What a lovely little grand hike she was! Remember: leave no trace (that means use the switchbacks and do not cut trails)

View Mercedes's activity
View user's profile page
sean Cartwright
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMarch 27, 2021
Walking

very busy, had to stand off to the side of the trail constantly

View sean's activity
View user's profile page
Alan Barker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 27, 2021
Hiking

Trail was dry. If you want to do the hiking trail and go the opposite way of the bikers start at the two pit toilets

View Alan's activity
View user's profile page
Todd Cornish
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 21, 2021
Hiking
View user's profile page
Jennifer Schwalm
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 21, 2021
Hiking
View Jennifer's activity
View user's profile page
James Carey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 21, 2021
Hiking
View James's activity
View user's profile page
LA Gonz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 21, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful scenery, enough hills and valleys to keep it challenging, and we went early enough that there weren’t a ton of people!

View LA's activity
View user's profile page
Dan Alexander
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2021
Hiking

Easy to follow. Peaceful. Much of the path follows the river. Shooting Range noise very minimal. Shared with bikes.

View Dan 's activity
View user's profile page
Dawn King
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2021
Hiking
View Dawn's activity
View user's profile page
Erica Hartmann
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 17, 2021
Hiking

Peaceful. Beautiful.

View Erica's activity
View user's profile page
Christine Bee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 14, 2021
Hiking

Solid hike with a good amount of elevation change, nice to be by the river most of the way! Also not drowning in mud, which is hard to find in Michigan in the spring. Sight lines are pretty good to avoid bikers

View user's profile page
James Carey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 14, 2021
Hiking
View James's activity
View user's profile page
stephanie harzdorf
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 13, 2021
Hiking
View stephanie's activity
View user's profile page
PJ Jay
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 7, 2021
Hiking

Got to see the river most of the hike. Layla loved it.

View PJ's activity
View user's profile page
Rose White
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 7, 2021
HikingIcy

Extremely Icy

View Rose's activity
View user's profile page
Travis Schupra
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 6, 2021
Hiking
View Travis's activity
View user's profile page
Rachel H
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 28, 2021
Hiking

Very slippery and LOTS of ice still

View Rachel's activity
View user's profile page
Ryan Taber
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 21, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful hike. Lots of folks out on their fat tire bikes. Can't wait to come back and do the Blue Loop.

View Ryan's activity
View user's profile page
Bryan Twinn
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 20, 2021
Hiking
View Bryan 's activity
View user's profile page
Brian Wellwood
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 20, 2021
Hiking

Good trail with decent hills. Just watch for mountain bikes.

View Brian's activity
View user's profile page
John Ridley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 14, 2021
Hiking
View John's activity
View user's profile page
eric shipman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 14, 2021
Hiking

sunshine.. crisp air.. no wind... beautiful.

View eric's activity
View user's profile page
James Carey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 13, 2021
Hiking
View James's activity
View user's profile page
Joseph Riker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 13, 2021
Hiking

Awesome winter trail!

View Joseph's activity
View user's profile page
Nicole Lapointe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 7, 2021
Hiking

another nice trail... no ice, not too many other people, but all the dogs I saw were off leash which would have been bad if I wasn't a dog person. Not sure why everyone was hiking the same way as the mountain bikers. Start your hike by the restrooms. Basically the opposite way this map tells you to go. This was you can spot mountain bikers and get out of their way.

View Nicole's activity
View user's profile page
Ed Mooney
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 2, 2021
Hiking

Nice winter hike. Trail in good shape.

View Ed's activity
View user's profile page
Sarah S
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 30, 2021
HikingSnow

Trail was well marked, easy to follow. Make sure to start in opposite direction of mountain bikers so you can see them coming to step off trail..it’s hard to hear them in the snow so keep your head up;) Enjoyable hike with a few decent inclines, nothing too challenging.

View Sarah's activity
View user's profile page
Daniel Powers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 30, 2021
Hiking
View Daniel's activity
View user's profile page
Amberly Barnes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 25, 2021
Hiking
View Amberly's activity
Showing results 1 - 30 of 647