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Stony Creek Metropark Trails

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Stony Creek Metropolitan Park

Stony Creek Metropark Trails is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Washington, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 200 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

walking

running

beach

partially paved

river

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
off trail
rocky
12 days ago

We rode the black trail which is the most difficult of the 3 trails. It’s rocky, hilly and full of roots. It’s a technical ride but do-able.

1 month ago

Pretty good trail with a few decent views of the lake. Feels shorter than it is, and when it gets busy, it can feel a little crowded. Overall, one of the better trails in SE Michigan.

hiking
off trail
over grown
washed out
2 months ago

walking
fee
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

My favorite local trails. I hike here every weekend with my wife, daughter, and our dog. We don't take the specific path that's outlined here which is paved trail for cars and cycles. There is West Branch hiking and mountain bike course to the West just above the golf course where you can truly get lost in the woods. Also Trolly trail to the South is also nice and more nature trails to the North but dogs are not allowed on nature trails so we hardly hike there. Beautiful thing about Stony Creek is that there are many path options. It can be crowded especially during Holiday around picnic areas but if you go deep in the trails, it's not that busy. $40 per year which seems to go up by $5 every year which I am not happy about but with it, you can visit all Metroparks in Michigan so it's still not a bad deal. Also it is free if you walk in or bike in. Fee is only for cars.

walking
fee
6 months ago

bike touring
fee
8 months ago

my favorite local place to ride my bike! it is a great length for biking; going around the whole loop takes about 45 minutes. the path is paved with just mild inclines that require more forceful pedaling. the scenery is absolutely beautiful and the path is really well maintained, which is why it's my fav! PS I don't know why one person said the trail is dirt because it's paved. also, in regards to another review, hikers shouldn't have to get out of the way of bikers unless they are in the wrong lane because bikes are supposed to go around them in the other lane to pass them.

mountain biking
10 months ago

so many cool spots! Love it!

hiking
11 months ago

Very Moderate. I saw deer, rabbits, squirrels, hawks, and butterflies.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
11 months ago

hiking
muddy
Sat Jun 15 2019

hiking
Wed May 08 2019

Turned at first exit on the left past the first fork. Parked on the west side, explores the sidewalk from here to its dead-end at where we enjoyed Ginger’s reception. I then walked along the road to the top of the hill and beyond, then back.

Tue Oct 16 2018

Wonderful dirt trail along the lake. Under a high canopy of falling leaves you still need to look down while walking for the occasional root system. Pretty views of the lake on the oak grove entry point.

mountain biking
Sun Feb 18 2018

Nice single track, decent elevation and little traffic. Many loops to accumulate miles.

Sat Sep 09 2017

West Branch loop is by far the best in the area for trail running.

hiking
Thu Jun 15 2017

A lot of trails to choose from with beautiful scenery. If you choose to hike, beware that you will need to frequently move out of the way of many mountain bikers.

mountain biking
Thu Apr 27 2017

awesome trail smooth pavement we brought the kids with the bike trailer had a great time

hiking
Mon Apr 10 2017

Warning there is a $10 entrance fee for this hike. We did the 6 mile loop, it is on a paved bike path and close to a road which had quite a bit of traffic.

Tue Apr 04 2017

The ski trails at the park are awesome! I went on a hike on them and it was beautiful. They would also be good for mountain biking but are very hilly so it would be a lot of work peddling uphill.

Thu Oct 27 2016

No one at gate after five, restroom by boats smells like the Third World, park is beautiful and full of animal life. -w.

mountain biking
Thu Aug 25 2016

Alright for mountain bikes

hiking
Sat Mar 12 2016

Fun nice trail lots of elevation gains

hiking
Fri Mar 11 2016

Awesome trail! First section has a great view of the lake with trails wide enough for multiple people to hike/bike along. Pretty easy elevation changes that get your heart pumping a bit. This is a great trail to get a few miles in when you don't have all day! I would definitely recommend it to beginners and experienced hikers alike.

Sat Jul 04 2015

Run the mile loop last winter while on business trip from Colorado. I was impressed with the view, challenge, and the friendly runners and walkers.

road biking
Wed May 28 2014

Have been riding the 6 mile bike path around Stoney for years. It's always a challenge with its inclines. Give you a great work out. Great scenery I usually end up biking into the beach areas and maybe a picnic area off path. Went this winter for a walk around. Such a beautiful metropark. Can not go there enough.

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