Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Real easy trail and a great view. A must do if in the area.

I wonder why this whole trail is not shown . I’ve hiked a portion of it around the north branch of the AuSable river. It’s well marked . There are some areas that could use some clearing but it’s a real nice walk with a mixed forest .

1 day ago

It's very pretty and very well taken care of. Nice and challenging enough and usually not to crazy busy on bikers and other hikers.

easy hiking trail. tunnel effect on part of the trail. pretty much follows an old set of train tracks that have been removed.

My friends and I took the platt review kayak tour from a local shop there on the river. I can’t remember the name of it right off hand. Lots of people were “ca-brewing” through down the river. Took about 2 hours. Great price, easy, great fun. I’d certainly do it again.

Hiked on a weekday and saw just one hiker and a couple bikers...good challenge and beautiful

Short, beautiful hike through the woods

I just did this trail counter clockwise, camped north of ford lake with 8.9 miles competed the first day. 2.8 miles back out to the trailhead today. At the trail head it lists a 10 and an 11mile loop. I followed the 10miler and it ended up being the 11.7. Not sure if I took the wrong path or what. Nice easy trail that was well marked. I was the only person enjoying the trail this winter weekend.

love the opportunity to be able to get the chance to look at the moment

hiking
6 days ago

Saginaw Forest is more aptly described as a small woods with a pond. The trails are well-kept with more elevation gain than might be expected in so small a park. I saw one squirrel, no other wildlife when I was there (mid-morning in January, 20-25 degrees), no deer tracks, etc. I'll probably head back after a snow to get a better idea about wildlife and in the spring to see how the woods fills out. There are lots of SPF, so if you like walking in an evergreen woods, Saginaw Forest has it. Larger resolution versions of my pictures are available on https://johnmetzler.smugmug.com/Parks.

hiking
6 days ago

good variety of landscape for a michigan trail. fun! can be hard to follow on the second half

This trail would be grand for snowshoeing! Winter hike with the sun cascading through the naked trees as we strolled along a trail matted with a mix of oak & maple leaves. Completely silent except for the occasional bird chirp and crack of ice as the water drains back into the Bad River from Muskrat Flats leaving the ice suspended clinging to tree trunks. Nice double loop walk.

inline sk8n at it's best...bring water and your big girl wheels...this is a clean, fast, fun ride. The initial hill is fun at the beginning of the ride and the last challenge climb at the end. Music is a motivator...come out and ride once and you'll be hooked.

hiking
6 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! Really peaceful, you can’t hear road traffic and I didn’t run into many people. The main trail isn’t super well marked so it’s easy to go off on side trails rather than the main loop, but it’s also easy to find your way back. After one hike it’s easily become one of my favourite trails in the area.

Walking the dog here, my wife and I chose this first due to the distance. We’ve been here three times now, the first being on a 40-45 degree day where the grounds were soft and wet in places and also in the mid 20s where everything is frozen. This is a great quick hike/trail run that offers ample amounts of hills and a ton of great views to make the 2 miles go by extremely fast. It’s a great go to trail if you’re short on time but want a quick workout because of the few hills offered.

hiking
6 days ago

My wife and I walked our dog here on a brisk 28 degree day. Parking in the scenic overlook lot and taking a right to lead us through some wooded areas, around the gathering areas with pavilions, past the dam and beaches was boring. Once we got past the beach area the trail turned into a much better walk than it had started filled with wooded areas, tighter trails and plenty of sites. My GPS only tallied 3.7 miles but I would recommend this to anyone as it was an easier trail with minimal ascents and descents to be concerned about.

I set out from Ely Campground, counterclockwise, intending to do the complete 13.8 mile loop. Up until 48th, the trail was relatively easy to navigate using the yellow blazes. The segment between 48th and 116th is incredibly difficult to navigate without a gps at times. The trail is overgrown and doesn’t exist in some places and the yellow blazes aren’t consistent or are contradicting at times. I had to rely completely on the map on this app to guide me through a few areas and ultimately turned around and retraced my steps through the snow after my phone died. I hiked back and around Ely Lake, then hopped back on the loop headed in the other direction. I only made it to 118th, but the trail up to that point was clearly marked. Also, judging by the thick vegetarian in January, this trail is definitely one you want to wear long pants on year round. DO NOT attempt to hike the loop in its entirety for the first time without a gps. However difficult, it was very remote and beautiful. I will definitely be back to complete the loop, but with a gps or someone that’s done it. Good luck!

Great trail with some awesome views. Had the trail to ourselves.

For an urban meets country vibe this trail is on point. You can hear the road along the way but the river does it’s best to drown it out. Interesting and beautiful hike. Easy category for sure. Just a few stairs here and there, the embankment can be steep at times.

Very nice trail!

Wooded loop tucked along Clinton River Trail in West Bloomfield. Easy, peaceful path that’s never very crowded and I always see at least one deer. Gravel dirt mix in spots, typically kept up but still gets pretty muddy. Expanded parking lot a couple years (or so?) ago.

hiking
11 days ago

My go-to nearby hiking spot, wooded (keep in mind bugs and mud depending on weather) with large pond. Not difficult but hills for some challenge. Separate horse and mountain biking paths clearly marked. Roots and stumps so watch your feet. Not typically too crowded except midday summer weekends or if events at park, ran into a bunch of photographer traffic last Fall trying to take advantage of scenery. State park, need recreation pass or pay daily charge.

Nice trail. Some decent hills and very well marked.

trail running
12 days ago

Great for a quick run

hiking
13 days ago

Very nice trail. Plenty of hills.

excellent day trail. low traffic. fairly well maintained. well marked.

Great trail.

walking
13 days ago

Easy clear trails that are dog friendly. trail starts off of the soccer field. Other park trails lead to the library and back.

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