Wildwing Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Wildwing Trail is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Brighton, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from March until January.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

snow

no dogs

walking
5 months ago

Lots of wild life, just remember the animals aren't scared of you.

5 months ago

The directions lead you to the back entrance to Kensington and direct access to the trail. The Wildwing trail is 1 of 3 near a nature center all under 2miles. The nature center, the beginning of the trail, has birdseed available to feed small birds which will come eat it out your hands. A beginner hike with scenic route.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Enjoyable walk

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail that starts with a beautiful view of the heron rookery. Only one hill to negotiate makes this 2 mile loop great for kids, and there are plenty of edible berries along the way too. Just look out for the feral chipmunks! As you will usually see 20+ along the way ;-)

hiking
10 months ago

A wonderful scenic nature hike--we saw many birds, frogs, snakes and chipmunks. An easy hike.

hiking
11 months ago

The Wildwing Trail is closed to jogging, bicycling, and pets (as is all of the nature study area at Kensington Metropark) which makes it a nice place for a leisurely hike. Many people feed the birds here which makes them practically tame. I have hand-fed six different species.

Monday, June 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Loved the trail. It was a bit crowded but maybe because it's early in the season

Saturday, April 23, 2016

walking
Friday, April 22, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

walking
Sunday, August 03, 2014

I really like this hike around Kensington Lake. I saw and photographed many birds like nesting swans, Sandhill cranes, geese and others. It is very family friendly

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Easy hike, beautiful pictures. Not too many birds in the winter, but I an looking forward to going back in the spring!

hiking
Friday, March 15, 2013

Fun trail to walk with the kids. Bring birdseed in the Winter and black-capped chickadees and tufted titmice will eat out of your hand! Easy to spot woodpeckers, cardinals, and blue jays along the trail. Sandhill cranes with their trumpet-like calls are residents here. a very well-maintained and well-traveled enjoyable trail.

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2012

This is a really nice trail for a casual hike: not strenuous at all. It's great for pre-teens and adults, but bring a jogging stroller for younger ones. I've seen owls, raccoons, deer, eagles. Coyotes have also been sighted, so watch little ones. Dogs "must" be leashed but the trail is always seemingly deserted (wink, wink).

hiking
Saturday, December 31, 2011

A great little trail where you can feed birds out of your hand. Just take along some black oiler sunflower seeds, hold them out in the first 300' of the trail and share the world with nuthatches, tufted titmice, chickadees and sometimes a woodpecker! The lake has a Great Blue Heron rookery, deer are qjuite tame, and Sandhill Cranes breed in the area and often walk right by you on the trail. Doesn't get any better for a quick hike or a family outing.