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Hewen's Creek Park

Intermediate

Trail

3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 41' 13 m
Descent: -41' -13 m
High: 737' 225 m
Low: 713' 217 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Webb Lucas

This is twisting, fast, singletrack designed for mountain biking, but it's also a blast to run.

Webb Lucas

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Wildflowers

Hewen's Creek Park is open dawn to dusk. There is a small parking lot at the trailhead with four or five spots and no fee for entrance.

Overview

This twisted singletrack, tucked away amid the cornfields outside Ypsilanti, Michigan, is quick retreat for a runner short on time.

Runner Notes

Trail runners should run in the opposite direction to cyclists. This can be done by looking for marked trees on the trail; marked trees have a stenciled number facing riders and a red mark on the other side of the tree indicating the wrong direction. This helps to avoid having riders sneak up on runners. Lines of sight are wide open on most of the trails, allowing users to see what or who might be ahead of them on the trail.

Description

This small park is located off a gravel road just about ten to fifteen minutes from Ypsilanti, Michigan. There is little to no elevation gain, but the trail is routed with enough twists and turns to make it feel like a roller coaster. Most of the singletrack in this park was cut by the local mountain bike community, however it is designated mixed use. The safest bet for runners would be to go in the opposing direction to riders, especially if you listen to music while running.

Flora & Fauna

This park is a great bird watching spot with a pond for water fowl, groves of trees, and tall prairie grasses.

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Feb 19, 2017
Webb Lucas
5.9mi — 1h 00m

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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The sun filters through a beech grove at Hewen's Creek Park.
Feb 11, 2017 near Ypsilanti, MI
A trailhead sign details the rules at Hewen's Creek Park.
Feb 18, 2017 near Ypsilanti, MI

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