Nichols Arboretum Loop Trail

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Nichols Arboretum Loop Trail is a 2.6 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
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

22 days ago

Fun trail!

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail but it doesn’t have designated parking.

hiking
1 month ago

great way to escape into nature when in the great city of Ann Arbor. There's always a decent number of people in there. Always better to leave the Arb before it gets completely dark, but otherwise VERY safe.

hiking
2 months ago

It was great! Beautiful sites, and alot of yelling at the people in kayak’s. As you walk there’s different fields and a lot of trails that’ll have you lost. I was trying to find the way to my car for like 30 minutes with 3 people. But we were taking every turn we saw. You should go!

hiking
3 months ago

Great variety. Beautiful scenery and informational signage. Lots of people depending on the time of day and year. In the middle of the city so not very isolated feeling.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

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
Friday, May 19, 2017

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
Thursday, March 30, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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

walking
Friday, January 27, 2017

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

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