Merrell Trail

HARD 46 reviews

Merrell Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockford, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Nice area tucked away off busy 10 mile. Went for a 2 mile loop. Trail has plenty of very icy spots so be careful this time of year. Went at around noon on a nice Saturday and only ran into one hiker and a pair of bikers. Looking forward to going back to hike the entire trail

2 months ago

Great trails... options for any run length!

hiking
4 months ago

Loved it!! Will go back again and again. It’s a good work out. Lots of curves in the trails. Well maintained. Very pretty there.

hiking
4 months ago

Started at the temporary trail head at Art Van sports complex. Trail is mainly a mountain bike trail. Lots of switch backs a few bridge and ramps for mountain biking. If I had a mountain bike this would be the place to ride the trails. Views of forest which is always nice. Great weather to hike. We (my wife and daughter) were the only people hiking along the trail. Trail was hard pack dirt with some sand and roots.

hiking
6 months ago

very well maintained, variety of path options & distances, scenic... never would have guessed I was so close to a highway.

trail running
6 months ago

We ran every inch of this trail and loved it! It's obviously designed for mountain biking but we had a lot of fun. They designated different directions for the bikes every other day which makes it easier to go with or against the bikes when running. The ups and downs and switchbacks kept us on our toes. Signage is great and it is very well maintained. Will definitely be back!

hiking
6 months ago

Loved it! Lots of bikers so stay on the lookout but it was a really fun trail!

hiking
6 months ago

Well-kempt trail but not much to look at. Busy with bike traffic on the weekends.

hiking
7 months ago

Check out my video review of this trail on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2sCLDVo

I took my dog out to Merrell Trail today and had an awesome hike. The tree cover provides great shade from the hot sun, the trail is extremely well marked and has many deviations and loops for you to choose your own path, there were very few mosquitos, and the trail wasn't really muddy at all despite all the rain lately.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike for my husband and our 3 dogs. Predominantly shaded, well mark trails. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the heave mountain bike traffic with a very thin path. If you don't have well trained dog that heals on leash, the chances of a dog bike collision is very high (you need to hop off the trail at a moments notice) . For your dogs safety and the bikers safety DO NOT use a flexie-leash!!!!

mountain biking
8 months ago

Fun to ride, the direction change by day of the week is cool. Watch out for walkers/joggers they'll surprise you on some of the narrow spots with limited visibility.

8 months ago

Good trail!! Hard, technical areas with good wooden bridges.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice 6 mile hike. Lots of mountain bikes traveling opposite direction. Keep your head up!

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Great biking trail but too busy on weekends for good hiking. Still, a good trip and more strenuous than most trails in this area.

10 months ago

Great for Biking and decent for walking. Very time consuming, hot, and muddy. Bring lots of water.

hiking
2 months ago

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