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awesome must hike

backpacking
9 days ago

If you really like hills, this is a good trail for you. We started out going clockwise. This trail has taught me to hate downhills just as much as a i hate uphills because after your descent, it’s almost guaranteed that your going to go back up hill in the next 3 minutes. The first day was definitely the hardest and the longer or the two. We arrived at the campsite that had a decent water pump and outhouses. The next day was much easier. Much of this trail was relatively flat, but there is quite a bit of mud around. The last .5 mile of the hike was very difficult. After walking ~ 20 miles in 90 degree heat for 2 days with a heavy backpack, it was really hard to make it back up that (very steep) hill. I honestly can’t say much about what was that great on this trip. For the amount of hills that you have to walk up and down, there wasn’t that great of scenery. All of the trails were riddled in poison ivy, so if you do take this hike make sure you wear long pants.

backpacking
1 month ago

Completed this loop counterclockwise. It was very intense at times and was no easy task to complete. 20+ miles in two days was difficult, but rewarding overall. This is the perfect weekend backpacking trip and there is a campground about halfway around the loop trail.

backpacking
1 month ago

Rain came down on us the entire first day but the trail held together and bugs were about zero. Went clockwise on the trail which took us up and down the ridge. This was the longer of the two halves. We stayed at the campground overnight which was full, but quiet nonetheless. The second day and second half I found a bit more technical and a ton more fun than the first day. Some fairly challenging trail formations and neat obstacles. The last 4/10th of a mile is no joke!!! Will definitely go back.

backpacking
1 month ago

This hike was great. The views all around the trail were absolutely stunning. Not as buggy as I was expecting which was a plus.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail. Easy to moderate. However, be warned, the last hill if you do the trail clockwise, is 4/10 of a mile of incline. After 2 days of hiking with a loaded pack.......be ready.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful! One of the best long hikes in the state. If you want something shorter, take a hike around Deadman's Hill or Landslide Hill.

backpacking
2 months ago

This was an amazing loop trail. Untouched nature at it’s finest. Perfect weekend backpacking trip in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

backpacking
9 months ago

What a incredible trek
Campground was full
Awesome fall colors of Michigan
10-21/22

this trail is amazing, totally worth going off trail to check out the fish hatchery, adds two miles to the hike

backpacking
9 months ago

Well-maintained, clearly marked trail made for a good trip, despite heavy rains. We stayed at Graves Crossing Friday night then hiked the trail Saturday-Sunday, spending Saturday night at the Pinney Bridge. We went clockwise. The first day had more more hills, but the second ended with a steep climb back up Deadman's Hill.

backpacking
9 months ago

Had a great time hiking and backpacking the Jordan river Pathway. We did the trail counter clockwise and stayed at the campground overnight. The terrain was challenging the first day as there were many soggy areas. Glad we started early 9:00 am in the morning and got to the camp ground around 1:30, as the campground filled that afternoon. The 2nd day had the best views and many more hills.

backpacking
10 months ago

Good trail , went clockwise, quite muddy after a hard rain.

hiking
10 months ago

A great experience plenty of wildlife. Camp was also very nice and welcoming.

backpacking
11 months ago

My first backing trip and it was great. Easy to follow path and the distance of 9-10 miles per day with the campsite in the middle worked out great!

backpacking
11 months ago

Backpacked this loop trail in late July. Pinney Bridge campground, the walk in campground, was nice. With few campers. First class overnight backpacking trip. I walked the trail counter clockwise starting at Deadman's Hill. The second day was quite challenging with plenty of hills to climb.

backpacking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Hiked a 4 mile stretch with the wife and kids. We hiked from deadmans hill to Jordan river road. It was a beautiful hike with lots of beautiful views. Hoping to come back and hike the whole thing in the near future

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great trail .. nice workout out beautiful scenery

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Excellent trail. Great views of the valley throughout the hike.

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

This trail is a wonderful one. Often you can see red salmon in the river

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