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

hiking
28 days ago

This starts at the ely lake campground. I was unable to find the trail marked here. I used the map that records your trip and it sent me into a part of the woods where there wasn’t even a trail. So i went back to main road through the campground and actually found a nice walking trail roughly by campsite 48. Was about 2.5 miles in then back. Marked well with yellow markings on the trees. I went until trail tees into a road. You could cross the street at that point and pick it up on the other side if you wanted.

birding
8 months ago

Short trail accessed from two-track at Ely Lake Campground. You need to walk on the two-track for about a mile, on the way to Little Tom Lake, to find the red gate. This trail starts behind red gate and is well used and clear. Parking is there for a few cars and it's only about a mile from the main area of Ely Lake Campground on the two-track. Perfect for trail running or viewing wetland dependent wildlife.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Nice trail, very beautiful this time of year. This trail is located within the ely lake campground, and finding were the trail starts and or ends was difficult. I ended up just parking at a campsite and walking along the lake edge until I found it. Now that I walked the trail I’ll know where to get on, but just know it is not marked.

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Short trail and you might see some wildlife here. This trail can be started by taking the Ely Lake Loop trail from Ely Lake Campsite or you can drive from the campsite to Little Tom Lake. In the spring, this area can be a little damp so be prepared. It is a swamp. By June it is dry and you won't have a problem walking the trails. It you like the wetlands and what the wetlands offers, this is the trail. Of course, it is good for mileage and discovering nature.

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Best place to start this trail is from Ely Lake Campground and start walking around Ely Lake. Trail splits and one of the trails takes you to Little Tom Lake. The part of the trail to Little Tom Lake is heavily used and a little wet in the spring. Still doable, it's just damp. After you get to the two track road to Little Tom, the other side of this trail is not as well used. It takes you through a marshy area that is a bit wet in the spring. The marshy area is a great way to explore with appropriate boots. The area dries up in June. It's neat to venture around a marsh.

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

I love this trail! It is a trail marked with yellow dots and though the fallen forest area, the trees are flagged with yellow ties. To get to the trail, you have to start hiking around Ely Lake and then you will connect to this trail. The trail winds through the forest, among fallen trees, through a lost cemetery and back to the trail to Little Tom Lake. You can even venture here. I was not able to get to the Bravo Unit Wildlife Refuge because of the overgrowth, but with a little perseverance, I believe it is possible. Something is funny about the terrain in this area. If you look on google earth, you see a funny pattern in the land. Must have something to do with farming, that's all I can guess.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Trail is in pretty good shape, if I say so myself. Only a couple of logs across the trail that can be easily cut by some nice person. Volunteers are always needed to help out with the trails. Anytime you see something that should be removed from the trail, even if you have to use a chain saw, the volunteers will love you for it! :)

Even though there is a break in the gps map, this trail goes completely around the lake and is relatively easy to find, however, there is no trail head sign. It is well marked around the lake with a couple of signs for hikes branching off the Ely Lake Park Loop trail.

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hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017