Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Hickory Hill Trail and Crooked Lake

MODERATE 31 reviews

Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Hickory Hill Trail and Crooked Lake is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

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21 days ago

1 month ago

Excellent hike and very well marked. Several good hills, overall easy

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3 months ago

Great day hike for anyone in the area. Crooked Lake is beautiful and there's a little bench that allows for you to take in the waterfront views for a while. Perfect in the fall.

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3 months ago

We decided that 95* weather was appropriate to go on a long hike (lol). The tree cover made for a pleasant experience, perfect temp! Thoroughly enjoyed this trail, although we did get a little backwards at one point and continued on to the Waterloo-Pickney trail instead of following the loop and added about 1/2 mile of steep terrain to our hike, but was worth it. Made our way back to the loop, finished up and made plans to come back!

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3 months ago

A good spot to feel in nature, with some nice hills in the loop at the end. A couple of back roads to cross and passing a couple of bogs where the bug situation is pretty intense, but well worth it. Good two hour hike.

4 months ago

OK, that was steep.

9 months ago

It's the bomb

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11 months ago

I'm not sure why this trail is rated difficult. There were only a few places that were moderately up/downhill, although we never made it to the loop at the end, taking a side loop instead. The best part was that there were no mountain bikers here, so it was a very peaceful walk through the woods. There are many side loops that aren't shown on this map and you can pick up a map at the Discovery Center at the start of the trail.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Beautiful trail. The bugs bothered me, probably because of the time of year, but I can't wait to go again in fall, especially to see all the leaves change. It was pretty easy until the loop- that was a bit of a challenge. Overall, I really enjoyed it.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

I loved it! but its not that hard! beautiful trail!

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