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

2 days ago

beautiful. busy with bike traffic.

1 month ago

too many mosquitoes! make sure to spray yourself well before you get here

Great place to walk/run. Love the middle loop that connects to other loops to provide longer mileage.

Pros-
appeared to be a great mountain bike trail with several different paths (I was there as a new GR resident looking to walk my dog). Beautiful surroundings. Not busy. Maps of trails in a few locations were good.
Cons-
Def not what I was looking for to walk/hike w my dog. Several very narrow paths and hidden curves where it would be quite difficult to avoid a hiker/biker collision. Lots of forks in the road w no color-coded signage. Both my dog and I inadvertently stirred up a yellow jacket nest on the ground and got stung.
Parting thoughts-
I would highly recommend as a mountain bike trail but def not as a casual hiking location for someone unfamiliar w the area/trails.

trail running
1 month ago

Pretty good trail. It does wind back and forth a lot so it covers the same terrain over many times. The day I went it was hot and sticky so there were not very many people using it. It looks like it is very heavily used by bikes much of the time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

This trail was a great work out but it was so much fun I really didn't care. Great downhill, going uphill had the perfect upgrade. Did all the trails except the black one (sawtooth I believe). To top it off I got to see 2 fawns. Can't wait to go again.

3 months ago

Amazing ride on a MTB, awesome hike, too! Challenging but not crushing, you’ll feel it!

walking
3 months ago

Great trails for the fitness walker, not for leisure. Hills, curves, rocks, beautiful woods make this great. Just make sure you walk opposite the bikers to see them coming!

Love it! Great family fun time!!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Best trails in this area of Michigan for intermediate riders!

Amazing mountain bike trail for intermediate riders

Love this trail!! It’s so much fun!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Super fun trail! Always a great time!

walking
5 months ago

Great place to go if you like a lot of commotion.

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of good trails to choose from depending on what level of exercise you are looking for.

5 months ago

Merrell is open now!!! Enjoy!

6 months ago

Still closed

hiking
7 months ago

Trail still closed as of 3/17/18. Looked like it was due to mud as it seemed to be a well groomed trail. Bummed.

Drove over an hour to hit this spot to find the trails are closed until further notice due to weather.. even tho it’s nearly 50 degrees and sunny.. pretty irritated.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice area tucked away off busy 10 mile. Went for a 2 mile loop. Trail has plenty of very icy spots so be careful this time of year. Went at around noon on a nice Saturday and only ran into one hiker and a pair of bikers. Looking forward to going back to hike the entire trail

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this trail. Nice day for a hike!

10 months ago

Great trails... options for any run length!

hiking
11 months ago

Loved it!! Will go back again and again. It’s a good work out. Lots of curves in the trails. Well maintained. Very pretty there.

hiking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Started at the temporary trail head at Art Van sports complex. Trail is mainly a mountain bike trail. Lots of switch backs a few bridge and ramps for mountain biking. If I had a mountain bike this would be the place to ride the trails. Views of forest which is always nice. Great weather to hike. We (my wife and daughter) were the only people hiking along the trail. Trail was hard pack dirt with some sand and roots.

trail running
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fun trail to run.

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great little hike when you don't have a lot of time...or you have a baby strapped to your chest.

walking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Trails aren’t marked very well.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

very well maintained, variety of path options & distances, scenic... never would have guessed I was so close to a highway.

trail running
Saturday, August 12, 2017

We ran every inch of this trail and loved it! It's obviously designed for mountain biking but we had a lot of fun. They designated different directions for the bikes every other day which makes it easier to go with or against the bikes when running. The ups and downs and switchbacks kept us on our toes. Signage is great and it is very well maintained. Will definitely be back!

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