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Gems in Eastern Michigan - 1

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gem Favorite The 410-acre Humbug Marsh Unit contains the last mile of nature shoreline along the U.S. Mainland portion of the Detroit River

Last Old Growth Forest on the Detroit River

(1) Gibraltar, MI

Recommended Routes in Eastern Michigan - 18

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Favorite A working water pump!
Intermediate Intermediate

Potawatomi Trail

17.5 mi 28.1 km 787' Up 239.94 m Up 783' Down 238.66 m Down

Pinckney, MI
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Favorite The beginning of the trail just after the trailhead.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Joe Prance Nature Trail and Butterfly Gardens

0.9 mi 1.5 km 15' Up 4.52 m Up 15' Down 4.52 m Down

Dearbor…, MI
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Favorite When presented with the choice, take the "hard" option. It's not too challenging and it has a nice coaster-like quality on some steeps.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mountain Bike Trail

9.7 mi 15.5 km 673' Up 205.23 m Up 673' Down 205.21 m Down

Waterford, MI
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Favorite The Prairie Trail and Butterfly Garden trailhead.
Easy Easy

Prairie Pathway

1.4 mi 2.3 km 12' Up 3.53 m Up 12' Down 3.53 m Down

Dearbor…, MI
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Favorite The DTE Trailhead is well marked by this sign.
Intermediate Intermediate

DTE Energy Foundation Trail and Big Kame Loop

10.6 mi 17.0 km 603' Up 183.68 m Up 603' Down 183.75 m Down

Chelsea, MI
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Favorite Watch out for the sand at the bottom of this hill when it's dry.
Intermediate Intermediate

Heritage Park

10.9 mi 17.5 km 347' Up 105.76 m Up 346' Down 105.53 m Down

Adrian, MI
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Favorite One of the interesting features on the mountain bike loop
Intermediate Intermediate

Maybury State Park

7.3 mi 11.8 km 433' Up 131.94 m Up 433' Down 131.93 m Down

Northville, MI
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Favorite Awesome colors in the fall!
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Highland State Recreation Area

14.7 mi 23.7 km 1,030' Up 313.92 m Up 1,030' Down 313.86 m Down

Milford, MI
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Favorite Wooded area of the Dunes Nature Trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Port Crescent Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km 34' Up 10.25 m Up 34' Down 10.26 m Down

Port Au…, MI
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Eastern Michigan Hiking

  • 854 Miles 1,374 Kilometers of Trail
  • 18 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 310 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 162 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eastern Michigan - 461

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5.1 mi 8.1 km #1Hickory Ridge Hike & Ski Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lyon, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lyon, MI 18 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #2Shields Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3River Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Forestview Natural Area Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Midland, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Midland, MI
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Bluffs Nature Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ann Arbor, MI
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ann Arbor, MI
7.3 mi 11.7 km #6Orange Loop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Adrian, MI
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Adrian, MI
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Delta East/West Trail
Easy Easy
Waverly, MI
Easy Easy
Waverly, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Beech Tree Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Okemos, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Okemos, MI
1.0 mi 1.5 km #9Main Trail
Easy Easy
Waverly, MI
Easy Easy
Waverly, MI
2.1 mi 3.3 km #10Rouge Park Mountain Bike and Hiking Hybrid Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI

Photos of Eastern Michigan - 207

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A view along Trout Lake.
Nov 6, 2016 near South Lyon, MI
Emerging from the woods toward Trout Lake.
Nov 6, 2016 near South Lyon, MI
Stoney Creek Metro Park.
Nov 27, 2016 near Rochester, MI
The Laura Trail is beautifully shaded by large trees over the Bird Hills portion.
Dec 15, 2016 near Ann Arbor, MI
The views of the Huron River from the Laura Trail are sure to put you at peace.
Dec 15, 2016 near Ann Arbor, MI
By the end of your time on the Laura Trail, you should jump into the water.
Dec 15, 2016 near Ann Arbor, MI
Trees reflect across the Rouge River.
Feb 3, 2017 near Dearborn, MI
A working water pump!
Apr 9, 2017 near Chelsea, MI

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