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just completed this with a weighted pack while training for a trek later this summer. one of my favorites!

Good solid trail, great hiking year round.

bugs
muddy
private property
17 hours ago

we found one trail that, without markings or signage, led us right up to the back door of a house. Trash was an issue and we also found several bottles of pills. This is a known drug hangout for locals. The area isn't that scenic, but the small pond and the river can have nice views. I would recommend more for horse riding than hiking.

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muddy
snow
1 day ago

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muddy
1 day ago

Loved it. But a little muddy. Stayed off the trail in most parts!

beautiful hike, lots of up hill on the sand dunes.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

This is an enjoyable trail, skirting the perimeter of the lake, and I usually love it. Today was icy and muddy, though, and I had to occasionally walk off trail because the ice was so slippery. Will try again in a couple of weeks,

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bridge out
closed
muddy
snow
washed out
2 days ago

During winter, hard but fun

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Love Highland Rec hiking areas. Nice trail, great views, not too challenging, dog friendly.

on Bird Hills Trail

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

It's a short hike, easy. Nice views of the river.

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muddy
snow
4 days ago

mountain biking
muddy
5 days ago

Beautiful trail hidden among the city. Lots of different plants and wildlife. Very common to see deer, which are quite tame.

This is not a dog friendly trail.

horseback riding
bugs
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

Yankee springs is one of my favorites places to go horseback riding on the trails, their is a 4,6,9 and i believe a new trail made last fall not sure how long it is but 6 mile is my favorite not too rocky for your horses feet hills are moderate as 4 mile has rocks and lots of hills, many many miles without shoes on my horses feet. Live maybe 10-15 minutes away so close by to go for a day ride highly recommend for horseback riders. Trails are maintained beautiful, great pavilion to have lunch and restrooms as well and great horse campground wish their was electric for camping but its great to get away for a night and just ride. During the summer you need good bug spray or horse flys will eat you alive, and recommend going a few days after it rain to let some of the hills dry off.

hiking
muddy
snow
6 days ago

Beautiful and so well kept. Lots of wildlife, and lookout spots. Best nature center I have been to in the area. The indoor area is worth checking out too. Very cool

hiking
snow
8 days ago

Bluffs Nature Area is like a restaurant that serves delicious food, but isn't particularly clean. The trails are nice, with plenty of up and down. But there are places with a fair bit of trash and the entire park could use a nice controlled burn. While there are views of the Huron River, North Main Street and its businesses, as well as the train tracks, are between the Bluffs and the river. Hopefully someone will get back in Spring or Summer to get some pictures with some color. I saw nobody else when I was there, but the trails were solidly iced over everywhere except a few southeast-facing slopes. My pictures are geo-tagged on my track. A few more, and higher resolution versions, are on johnmetzler.smugmug.com/parks.

hiking
8 days ago

There is a lot of gun range noise. Dogs aren't allowed.

trail running
snow
8 days ago

Too much ice

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muddy
rocky
8 days ago

Took this trail in September 2018 and it was absolutely rewarding. Started at the upper falls and hiked to the lower, took about 2 hours. Keep your eyes open for ticks, but overall, worth the trip. Will definitely be hiking it again.

this was gun. great views!

Great trail to hike. A little slippery due to snow and ice but other than that I really enjoyed this hiking trail. Definitely will becoming back to hike here more often.

Pretty good but the Rockwood half is not as secluded so the "nature hike" is a bit defeated.

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