Losee Lake Longest Loop is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinckney, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until September.

Length3.2 miElevation gain252 ftRoute typeLoop
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Kim Lomax
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Only a couple of mildly muddy patches

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Kenneth Nemchak
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Brent Lybrink
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The majority of the trail is covered in ice.

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John Hoffman
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Tim McCleskey
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Icy but new snow brings better grip. Nice quiet trail the colder it gets.

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Margaret Bohen
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Hiking

Icy on the hills, but a great place to hike

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Jim Alford
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Icy today. Very pretty.

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Douglas Walczak
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Douglas Walczak
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Dennis Jackson
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December 11, 2020. Been to PSRA many times and have never done this trail til today. Nice woodland and marsh trail. Some small hills. If you cut across the two connectors twice you can get four miles out of it. I would rate it as easy.

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Christine Meenahan Quane
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Hiking

Nice easy well marked trail. Not heavily trafficked. Lake views and some rolling hills made for an enjoyable early December hike.

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Eli Opacich
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Nice trail thru the woods with several small lakes/ponds, some hills. Lots of bikers on the main paths. Nothing too exciting, although it is November..

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Alexander de France
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Chris Miller
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John Kotcher
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Good hike. Started just before dusk. Back to jeep just after dark. Good autumn hike.

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Amanda Diaz
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There is one hill, OMG! But a nice hike. Hilly.

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Dave Loesel
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Really nice afternoon hike....no one else on the trail.

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Ashley Mobley
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Parts are overgrown and there’s a lot of poison ivy. Be careful! Beautiful though.

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Joel Howell
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Very nice walk. Saw 3 people in 2 hours. Nice mix of sun and shade. Use bug spray.

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Melissa Joy
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Good family loop. Very easy to follow.

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Laurie Mitchell
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My husband and I walked this trail for the first time in April 2020 and really enjoyed it. Lots of gradual ups and downs and a good length. You are really going to want to avoid touching those vines hanging all around because they are poison ivy vine (yup, it's a vine too). We walked the entire long route and liked that it was less used than the other trails and quieter.

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Sunshine Thiry
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I hike this trail at least once a week and find it to be lightly trafficked. Be aware that if you enter at the starting point of the loop in the Silver Lake recreation area, there is an entrance fee unless you have a state rec area yearly pass (which is definitely worth the money). However, just north of the park entrance is a pull off area on the road where you can park for free and access the trail head there. It’s a great trail, but be aware of a few things: you will need to wear yak tracks December-March as the trail hills are glare ice, the outermost part of the loop is popular with bow hunters in the fall, and deerfly can be bothersome in July.

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Megan Stoner
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I’d say it’s a pretty tough trail to run. A lot of hills.

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Heather Wilson
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John Metzler
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Losee Lake trail is a nice little trail with a fair bit of up and down, but it is not nearly my favorite trail in the PSRA. The big thing that sets Losee apart is the lack of mountain bikes - it is a hikers-only trail. Another benefit for the more casual hiker is the ability to easily shorten the trail if you start getting tired. And, like all the trails in PSRA, it is in pretty good shape, even in the muddy spring season. I did the trail clockwise, for no particular reason. I think going counterclockwise would be more interesting - the steeper slopes will be uphill counterclockwise (following the numbers 2-3-4-5-6 in order), they were downhills in the clockwise direction (2-6-5-4-3). Losee has about the same amount of ascent and descent as the other trails here, per mile walked, but lacks the more extended inclines you have on the Crooked Lake or Poto. It spends more time around houses and roads than the other trails. Also, even the longest Losee trail is a bit short for my liking. Some reviewers of the shorter Losee loops mentioned there was substantial forest destruction for a gas pipeline. I included some pictures showing how that area looks now, a year or so later. The shortest Losee loop completely avoids the pipeline, both longer loops cross it twice. My pics are geo-tagged on my track. More and higher-res versions at https://johnmetzler.smugmug.com/Parks/Pinckney-State-Recreation-Area/PSRA-Losee-Lake-trail/

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Jacob Rushlow
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Gail Gagneau
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Jacob Rushlow
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Benjamin Ginnard
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