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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

Potawatomi Trail

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

Pinckney, MI
Favorite Runners on the stairs enjoying the 8 hour race in winter.
Difficult

The Ode to Laz Trail Loop

4.2 mi 6.7 km 297' Up 90.6 m Up 301' Down 91.79 m Down

Holly, MI
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 The DTE Trailhead is well marked by this sign.
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
Favorite Watch out for the sand at the bottom of this hill when it's dry.
Intermediate

Heritage Park

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

Adrian, 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

Eastern Michigan Running

  • 955 Miles 1,537 Kilometers of Trail
  • 18 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 168 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 102 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eastern Michigan - 256

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5.1 mi 8.1 km #1Hickory Ridge Hike & Ski Trail
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI 15 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #2Shields Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Forestview Natural Area Trail
Intermediate
Midland, MI
Intermediate
Midland, MI
7.3 mi 11.7 km #5Orange Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Adrian, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Adrian, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Beech Tree Loop
Intermediate
Okemos, MI
Intermediate
Okemos, MI
2.1 mi 3.3 km #7Rouge Park Mountain Bike and Hiking Hybrid Trail
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
0.6 mi 0.9 km #8Stone Bridge Nature Trail
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
Intermediate
Dearborn Heights, MI
33.7 mi 54.3 km #9I-275 Metro Trail
Intermediate
Novi, MI
Intermediate
Novi, MI
23.8 mi 38.4 km #10Downriver Linked Greenways East-West Trail
Intermediate
Romulus, MI
Intermediate
Romulus, MI

Photos of Eastern Michigan - 169

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Trees reflect across the Rouge River.
Feb 3, 2017 near Dearborn, MI
By the end of your time on the Laura Trail, you should jump into the water.
Dec 15, 2016 near Ann Arbor, MI
A working water pump!
Apr 9, 2017 near Chelsea, 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
Stoney Creek Metro Park.
Nov 27, 2016 near Rochester, MI
Emerging from the woods toward Trout Lake.
Nov 6, 2016 near South Lyon, MI
A view along Trout Lake.
Nov 6, 2016 near South Lyon, MI