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nice trail, perfect for a light trail run.

hiking
21 days ago

Really cool hike along the river. Biking is doable as well - although a little tight in areas if you want to get down by the river.

Arguably the most scenic biking trail in Lower Michigan. Best stretch is East Park just west of Petoskey to Zoll Street Beach in Harbor Springs.

road biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great trail! Both woods and prairie with a nice, sandy river running through. Easy terrain with exception of one steeper hill down to river, which could be avoided. One of the best marked trails I've ever hiked. Trail is well cared for. Not too buggy, but may want to bring bug spray in case. Not too sunny, but some parts are in direct sunlight. Not too muddy, but we did go during a drier time. No spectacular view or anything but very typical Michigan woodsy scenery. The three mile hike was just right.

I really enjoyed this hike. Nice parking lot near the fire station/park. You walk along the river with a couple of bridges. Lots of shade and ferns. Out and back was 4.2 miles. More easy than moderate. You can walk on concrete or stay along the dirt trail near the river.

Short loop trail with nice scenery. Not sure how it got labeled 'moderate' difficulty, this is a very VERY easy hike. Trials are well labeled. Wouldn't go out of my way for this trail as it is neither long nor challenging but would visit it if nearby.

Awesome Nature Preserve with easy terrain. Very well mapped out.

Beautiful view of Little Traverse Bay. I would have preferred biking instead of walking that trail.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice trail. Good flow. Easy-moderate mountain bike ride.