ElevationAscent: 787' 240 m
Descent: -783' -239 m
High: 995' 303 m
Low: 883' 269 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A classic SE Michigan loop that makes for a beautiful hike.”— Dylan Graves
Family Friendly It's a long loop, but if you just want to take this in sections, the terrain is pretty easy for dogs, families, etc.
All the other junctions are pretty hard to get confused. The trail is well-marked, with distance markers every quarter mile or so. Use the Hiking Project mobile app if you're confused. You can also shave off a little less than five miles if you take the Potawatomi Shortcut Trail north of Halfmoon Lake.
It is a very scenic trail with lots of views and variety. It is rolling through glacial hills and moraines, and there are some obvious eskers and erratics throughout the hike. There are lots of lakes and some streams as well. All water crossings have wooden bridges across them, so you shouldn't get wet, unless it is a particularly muddy time of year. It makes for a great winter hike, too!
Land Manager: MI DNR - Pinckney State Recreation Area