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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 Detroit Metro - 7

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Favorite The beginning of the trail just after the trailhead.
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
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

Mountain Bike Trail

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

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

Prairie Pathway

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

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

Maybury State Park

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

Northville, MI
Favorite Awesome colors in the fall!
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
Favorite Early spring brings new grass to the Green Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Green Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km 225' Up 68.59 m Up 226' Down 68.82 m Down

Milford, MI
Favorite Trees reflect across the Rouge River.
Easy/Intermediate

Ford Field Park

5.5 mi 8.8 km 42' Up 12.79 m Up 42' Down 12.75 m Down

Dearbor…, MI

Detroit Metro Hiking

  • 333 Miles 536 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 51 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 28 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Detroit Metro - 72

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2.1 mi 3.3 km #1Rouge Park Mountain Bike and Hiking Hybrid Trail
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #2River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
33.7 mi 54.3 km #3I-275 Metro Trail
Intermediate
Novi, MI
Intermediate
Novi, MI
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4Stone Bridge Nature Trail
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
23.8 mi 38.4 km #5Downriver Linked Greenways East-West Trail
Intermediate
Romulus, MI
Intermediate
Romulus, MI
15.6 mi 25.1 km #6Downriver Linked Greenways Trail
Intermediate
River Rouge, MI
Intermediate
River Rouge, MI
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7North Bay Trail
Easy
Ypsilanti, MI
Easy
Ypsilanti, MI
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Green Trail
Intermediate
Gibraltar, MI
Intermediate
Gibraltar, MI
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Orange Trail
Intermediate
Gibraltar, MI
Intermediate
Gibraltar, MI
3.7 mi 5.9 km #10Paved Bike Path
Easy
Northville, MI
Easy
Northville, MI

Photos of Detroit Metro - 57

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Trees reflect across the Rouge River.
Feb 3, 2017 near Dearborn, MI
Stoney Creek Metro Park.
Nov 27, 2016 near Rochester, MI
One of the interesting features on the mountain bike loop
Oct 14, 2015 near Northville, MI
A wooded section of the River Trail at Heritage Park
Jul 6, 2018 near Farming…, MI
Take a virtual tour of Heritage Park in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Aug 25, 2020 near Farming…, MI
Deer with swans in the background
Aug 19, 2020 near Ypsilanti, MI
The lakeshore views are beautiful around Wildwood and Valley Lakes
Jan 25, 2020 near Holly, MI
The 410-acre Humbug Marsh Unit contains the last mile of nature shoreline along the U.S. Mainland portion of the Detroit River
Jan 29, 2019 near Gibraltar, MI