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.

1.8 miles 95 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

snow

no dogs

walking
2 months ago

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

2 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
6 months ago

6 months ago

Enjoyable walk

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

11 months ago

walking
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hiking
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hiking
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walking
2 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

hiking
4 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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.