Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Blind Lake

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Blind Lake is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Unadilla Township, Michigan that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
4 months ago

I’m not sure what “scenic views” this description is talking about. The trail is well maintained but the vast majority of it is extreme green tunnel, we could barely see 3 feet off trail most of the hike.
There are many marshlands with boardwalks over them, and the trail is quite narrow with a deep depression running along the middle for much of it (which leads me to believe it may have been open to the mountain bikers in the past).
The best part of the trail is near the lakes where it does actually share the way with the bike friendly trails. Finally the forest opens up.
That being said, the trail is beautifully maintained, but if you’re looking to see anything but the 3 feet on either side of you, this isn’t the hike for you.

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Waterloo-Pinckney system. Blind lake is absolutely beautiful and the campsite you can reserve there provides stunning sunrises on the lake. Stunning in the fall. Just keep an eye out for mountain bikers as the hike travels along part of the Potawatomi Trail.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gorgeous trail! Narrow dirt trail with great vegetation everywhere. Some uneven roots and loose dirt/rocks. No people! Some good elevation changes. Fantastic, wish it were longer!

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hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017