The Ledges

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The Ledges is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Grand Ledge, Michigan and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from March until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

11 days ago

Nice trail for Michigan

17 days ago

Beautiful trail, these ledges are from the same glacier as Pictured Rocks and are so amazing to view.

rock climbing
1 month ago

Great way to spend an afternoon with friends! amazing place for photography

trail running
4 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails for running, and it's also a local favorite for walking and hiking. During winter/spring the trail ices over very quickly so please use caution during those times. There are many additional trails in Fitzgerald Park for more mileage. I would like to note that rock climbing is actually done across the river at Oak Park, there are no rock climbing routes on this side of the river.

7 months ago

Beautiful walk!

rock climbing
7 months ago

Pretty much the only outdoor spot to feature decent faces and overhangs in the lower peninsula. Lots of people and pups enjoying the outdoors along the river. Beautiful sights of the river all along the bank. My only other comment is that I encourage visitors to always pick up their trash, as the trail features quite a bit of litter.

hiking
8 months ago

Great little hike along the river, cliffs, and high above on the railroad tracks. Have to pay to enter park or you can park in Grand Ledge and take the hiking trail along the river into the park.

9 months ago

Lovely place for your family to hike.

9 months ago

So much fun hiking on my birthday! The ledges are not stroller or kid friendly though but The nature paths are.

10 months ago

One of our favorite hikes in the area! The ledges are gorgeous and you can see the rock climbers on the other side of the river. Perfect weekend day hike location. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

10 months ago

Great out and back trail. There's a bunch of other trails in the park you can mix and match for longer distances.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Easy trails, great for an afternoon.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Beautiful area, but very short trails. Worth the trip

walking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Loved this trail in every way

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

beautiful area...sometimes a little flooded, but not bad. trails are short, but the ledges themselves are fun to climb on. always a favorite area.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Scenic trail. Rock formations are cool. Great for an afternoon walk. Very kid friendly as well.

walking
Monday, October 03, 2016

nice easy walk. beautiful scenery.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Rocks were amazing, scenery was beautiful

walking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

This is a beautiful walk on a beautiful day! The only thing negative to report is that the directions are wrong. This is NOT off of Saginaw Hwy! It leaves from Fitzgerald Park, off of Jefferson Ave. for $5 daily fee. It can also be accessed from Island Park, in downtown Grand Ledge, for free. But well worth the walk!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

short, pretty, easy to navigate. good for kids.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nice trail for a short hike.

cross country skiing
Sunday, July 12, 2015

the climb up the ledge at any point was a blast. the slide down on your bum was the worst. the paths down were just lots of loose soil, so it was challenging to navigate safely. that being said every climb up was a great burst of cardio on the trail. i would recommend a copious amount of bug spray. the only things worse than the mudslides down were the mosquitos everywhere.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Beautiful scenery for lower inland Michigan. A must-see if around the area!

hiking
Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm new to hiking but the ledges are quite scenic for being located in the mid-Michigan area. They have a ledge hike and if you go the opposite side of the river there are more trails that lead you though a hilly beautiful forest which then comes around to a dam. There are a couple of trails available and I enjoyed the time I spent there, passerbys were very friendly.

hiking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

These trails were better than I expected. Going along the ledges provides some beautiful landscape. It also follows a slow-moving river. There is also a train bridge that crosses the river which makes for some cool photos. The rest of the trails are primarily through deciduous forest.

We took our dogs & they swam in the river. However, there were a few other dogs at the park so we had to keep our leashes ready.

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

A scenic park in Grand Ledge. My wife & I went there on our first date so it holds a special place in my heart.

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