Peach Mountain Observatory Trail

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Stinchfield Woods

Peach Mountain Observatory Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pinckney, Michigan that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length2.3 miElevation gain209 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestViewsNo dogs
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This area has a wide variety of beautiful forest trails with lots of elevation gain.

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Steve Lutowsky Jr
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Travis Kaiser
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Hiking

Trail shown on AllTrails is okay, but my recording was a nice loop that takes you through sections of tall beautiful pines.

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Emma Weirich
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Hiking

Very nice out today and not too many people on the trails. Some trails were closed but the test were well managed.

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Dennis Jackson
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HikingGreat!

October 25, 2020. We loved it. Beautiful forest trails with lots of elevation gain. There is much more trail here than the one All Trails features. We did over eight miles with very little backtracking. We went about a mile before I remembered to turn on the recording. All of the side trails shown aren’t marked private. However, none of the trails are marked and it’s easy to get turned around without the app. There are some trails that aren’t shown as well. You can park and start at the Stinchfield Woods gate. Just don’t block it. Highly recommend.

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Dave Loesel
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Hiking

Great trail with some really nice hills. Found this trail to be very peaceful and serene.

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Sara Steptoe Campbell
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Cristi Rodriguez-Alfaro
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Cindy Wilson
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grown

You basically have to park on the side of the road. Parking at Stinchfield Woods is prohibited. Walk opposite of Stinchfield Woods Park to find the trailhead. Hint: it's before you hit the blue mailbox on the left. With hotter temperatures and high humidity, the bugs are out and relentless! Great scenery and sweet inclines. The way out and off of the trail is not recognizable and it's seriously overgrown. There are lots of prickly plants. The way back to your car is you walk right, and past the inconspicuous trailhead. You'llbe back to your car in about half a mile.

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Cindy Wilson
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grown
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ray niscior
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Backpacking

Fantastic trail with about 1200 feet of total elevation gain. It was easy enough to not be miserable, but challenging enough to get a good amount of exercise. The trail is overgrown the last km of the trail and makes it really tough to see the narrow single track trail. The woods were nice, and didn’t see any other hikers. Bring bug spray, the mosquitos are relentless l, especially at the parking lot.

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Thomas Mehall
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Mountain bikingBugsOver grown
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Pam Hayes
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HikingOver grownSnow

This trail as specified is quite short and strangely discontinuous. However, there are many other trails in Stinchfield Woods that can help turn this into a longer hike, but would still require walking along the road for a short time in order to create a loop. A word of caution - the West-most leg of the trail connected to the road is probably extremely overgrown in the summer and early Fall, but in winter and spring is passable, though still overgrown.

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T. Den-Rish
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HikingOver grown

It was easy and quiet with beautiful views. One caveat, the last part that leads to the road was not a trail at all. It was overgrown and not easy to get through the brambles. We would have turned around but the light of the open road beckoned us onwards.

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Ciara Lesko
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Great easy hike which you can make as short or as long as you like. Fun to go find the University of Michigan Observatory. Very private and allows for lots of exploration.

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KATHERINE MAY
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Steve Panoff
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KATHERINE MAY
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KATHERINE MAY
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KATHERINE MAY
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Lisa Rouse
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Josh Freed
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KATHERINE MAY
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Cindy Mitchell
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KATHERINE MAY
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