Explore the most popular hiking trails near Brighton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good hike! A lot of sites to see, also a nice lake in the area. Will visit again!

hiking
18 days ago

beautiful land but far too many bikes to make for an enjoyable walk with the dogs. have to be on high alert 100% of the time watching for them around tight corners.

hiking
25 days ago

It was a great hike even on a warm summer afternoon. Very few mosquitos right now. The trail is not very wide and there are lots of mountain bikers, so hikers be alert. There is the occasional low hanging branch, but other than that, the trail is well maintained.

Great trail with young and old tree growth.

birding
1 month ago

Fantastic trail for birding. Bring bird seed and the chickadees and titmice are likely to eat out of your hand.

Great trail, well groomed!

very pretty. moderate hills are a challenge.

How long does this usually take to hike?

hiking
2 months ago

One of our favorite hikes 5 miles in 90 minutes. Take that step counters! :)

Nice trails year round

Island Lake Recreation Area is beautiful. Kayaking feels like you're up north (when you get out of distance of the shooting range anyway). Hiking is gorgeous with lots of elevation, sweeping views, and huge sand dunes to climb and go down. Who knew there were big sand dunes in SE Mich? For the best hike, park in the Spring Mill Pond parking lot and then find the bike/hike trails south and east of the parking lot. There's also an awesome little secluded pond you can swim in with sandy banks.

trail running
5 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails to train on. There is some great elevation as well as a few technical spots.

trail running
8 months ago

Great trail to run with no bikes. Ran the hiking trail around noon on a Friday. Only saw 4 people. Colors were pretty good. Really scenic.

hiking
8 months ago

Shout out to Greg Tasker and his 5-star trails of Ann Arbor & Detroit (https://www.trails.com/catalog_product.aspx?productfamilyid=11164) for convincing me to come to BSRA for fall color - Penosha was beautiful today. Even the boring back section on the road was pretty. The woods were so nice, I had to turn around and do the Kahchin right after the Penosha. The trails were very busy today, saw 30 or so others on the trails.
As always, the trails were in great shape, nice amount of up and down. Very pleasant afternoon.

I hike this trail . Today was really hot . I was able to 13.6 miles . I enjoy it . I didn't use the trail App to record all my activities .

hiking
10 months ago

Trails in great shape and well marked. Fairly flat easy hike. We'll do it again

hiking
11 months ago

A nice change of pace from other trails around but not much to see. Scenery is mostly the same throughout, but it's a decent 5 mile loop if you are from the area. I wouldn't drive from out of the area to check this one off your list.

How are the trails today after yesterday's rain?

mountain biking
11 months ago

Nice trail for a beginner it has some challenges but if you have the stamina they're easily handled.

My boyfriend and I did half of the blue trail last Saturday; would definitely go back to check out the rest of the trails! Also had a chance to view the meteor shower up on a hill overlooking Spring Mill Pond. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trails. It's been a few years since we've been here and had forgotten what a great trail this is. It's a fast trail with plenty of straight always and a few fairly easy climbs. Awesome plase to come and spin your legs, also great place for beginners to experience the sport.

mountain biking
11 months ago

After transitioning from road to trails, I find my second visit not devoid of interesting challenges. I'm working through them with each visit but find difficult to master the long technical inclines. I look forward to each visit.

Well marked trails. The day we went it was very humid and hence very buggy. Our morning was cut short because some where we missed a turn that would have given us the full 12 miles

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

I hike the blue loop every so often ( i usually stick with the yellow because of time restraints). If anyone has hiked or biked the blue trail, have you seen the VW bug in the woods? I am trying to get a history of that car and how it got there. if you have any info please let me know. Thank you.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

First with ace & cleave our path into the forest

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I Like the Yellow Trail because it is less technical then Maybury State Park Mt Bike Trail, and it feels like a faster ride.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Use this trail to get in shape

hiking
Friday, May 19, 2017

Nice trail(s) - I did both the Kahchin and Penosha, to get about 6.5 miles. The far part of Penosha, on the road, isn't particularly thrilling, but the rest is a nice walk in the woods. Nice little hills, the trail was in generally excellent condition, shout out to the maintenance crew. I did see one hunter walking through the woods with his gun (this was in late September '16), but didn't hear any shots :-)

mountain biking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

There were a few parts that were not marked well. Near the end "two-way" traffic signs popped up and I ended up missing about 4+miles. The blue connects to the yellow if you're trying to get the full trail FYI.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Great trail, plenty of challenge for us old guys. In spite of torrential down pours the last two weeks the trail was dry.

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