Nichols Arboretum Loop Trail

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Nichols Arboretum Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ann Arbor, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

hiking
7 days ago

14 days ago

walking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Enough traffic that I never felt alone and vulnerable walking with my dog. Nice to see people really making use of their Arb on a consistent basis. Some nice forested areas, open grassy field towards the back, views of the river. Off the main trail you can find some decent hills.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Really nice trails good for running and or just a nice walk after work. Not hard but there are some hills that can get you to break a sweat if you want.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The Arb is small, but, as others note, has enough hills that you can get a fair bit of up and down. The many side trails offer more woodsy scenery and fewer people than the main trails. Using the side trails, it is fairly easy to string together 4 or so miles with no retracing your steps and get a total of 1000 feet of ascent. There is a spot along the Huron where you can cross the railroad tracks and walk along the river down to Gallup park. It is also very common to see deer in the park, geese, egrets, and herons along the river.

trail running
6 months ago

At such a convenient location, this arboretum is great for a quick trail running. It has got inclines and declines, paved and dirt, steeps and flats. The only complaint is that it is really a small arboretum. Things probably get boring after a few visits. But again, the location outweighs the space limitation.

7 months ago

Great place for hill training repeats. Lots of steady incline for 1200 meters up and down.

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

There are many trails with small hills. Suitable for school age kids, dogs on leash, and trail running

8 months ago