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.

1 day ago

Easy to find off the main road. Plenty of ups and downs along the trail. Wear hiking boots if you can although good walking shoes will work. Be sure to use your bug dope as mosquitoes and deer flies hang out there. Tom and Joyce

Recorded this hike as 6.23 miles. Moderate but with some challenging uphill spots. Some trees down along the trail but passable Best to keep a close eye on your blue trail markers as the trail is not overly groomed. Be sure to use your big dope and hydrate. Joyce and Tom

Nice trail. Beautiful scenery. Saw deer by the river. An important factor for me were the porta-jons along the trail.

I usually do the perimeter of this loop system. it definitely is fun, a mostly wooded, moderate trail. porta jon at the parking area. even when the parking area is full I don't usually run into a lot of people. one of my top 3 for the area.

Outstanding views!

Great shorter hike through the woods. The hills make it more of a challenge for a beginner like myself. Well kept up and close to home.

2 days ago

Used to live a block away from this park. It was a really nice place to go walking. There were a lot of paths their so you could make the walk longer or shorter as desired.

As nice as it is, I considered this a nice local park. I don't see it as a destination I would drive far to in order to go for a walk through it.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Good time on an easy trail

Awesome trail with something for everyone. Really neat wooded nature section with pretty side trails. Saw Eastern Grey Squirrels, Tree Swallows, Northern Flickers, Bluejays, possibly a Great Crested Flycatcher, and more. In addition to the nature area, this trail passes a half pipe and bike jump course, basketball courts/baseball diamond, playgrounds, large trees, and more. Really diverse and always something to see. So glad I keep finding these cool places in the middle of urban/neighborhood areas. Nice thing about the mile loop is that you can keep track of your miles manually every time you "pass go". Unfortunately you do not also get $200. Haha! Had a great time.

A nice little urban forest trail. Mixed use in some places, well marked, with porta-johns in the parking lot, pet waste bags and trash cans available, as well as a few benches. Not especially challenging, but a pleasant hike. I saw a variety of squirrels, a deer and a turtle on my bike and heard an owl nearby but didn't see it. Trails are wide and clean.

road biking
3 days ago

Great place to visit and ride bikes to.

Nice well maintained trail that is good for all skill levels

love the dunes would love to visit again

Very easy mostly shaded trail in figure 8 style with shortcuts that are good for families with small children. Nice woodland setting with a small shallow stream running through it.

Great for beginners

Fantastic trail. Started at Seaton Creek. I worked my way south down he MRT. Fantastic views from not only the river banks and overlooks, but inside the forests as well. Fairly rugged terrain, so I recommend a sturdy set of shoes. Also great spots to stop and swim in the river. On the MRT side, campsite 8b is the best. It backs up to the river for easy access to the water, plenty of space, and great shade.

Great easy trail. The art is interesting and plenty of tree coverage.

Amazing views from the summit

Amazing views!

mountain biking
4 days ago

These trails are super fun. Mostly easy climbs, a little technical in sections of single-track switchbacks, and the sand in sections requires some peddling. Beginner or expert, these trails can entertain anybody, except hikers. They are indeed multi-use, but the bikers really out number all others.

4 days ago

Great trail.

4 days ago

This is a nice medium length trail for hiking. Nice forest to travel through and the view of Pickerel Lake is very nice.

Oddly enough there are no good views of Crooked Lake on this trail without walking over to the campground.

4 days ago

Nice hike, some steep hills to walk up on occasion, but some very nice forest to walk through. I think the bridge by Pickerel Lake is the best view on this trail.

trail running
4 days ago

Maps need to be updated and trails need to be marked better

In the spring it is crisscrossed with little ephemeral streams, the river view is almost constant, the budding trees are spectacular, and there’s very little noise pollution from the river.
However come summer, most of that is negated and it basically becomes a walk in the woods with a loud aquatic highway running next to it.
Not bad overall though

Nice, relaxing hike ( walk ) ..

great birding trail :)

4 days ago

especially great for birding. saw scarlet tanagers. beautiful trail

This is a great trail for all ability levels. There are many opportunities for photography traveling through the woods.

awesome must hike

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