Save Your Sanity: The Best Hiking Trails In + Around Detroit

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After being cooped up for an extended time this winter and spring, we are ready to get out and get some steps in! We have rounded up the best hiking trails in and around Detroit for every skill level. Whether you’re looking for a short walk with young kids, or a long trail to spend the day on, we’ve got you covered. Fill up your water bottles, lace up those shoes, and get out for some exercise and fresh air!

HIKING TRAILS ONE TO THREE MILES

Bennett Arboretum (2 miles)44155 Deep Hollow Circle, Northville

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve Loop (1 mile) 27101 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield

Cedar Creek Trail (2.75 miles) | 5200 Highland Rd, White Lake

Dequindre Cut (2 miles) 1799 Wilkins St, Detroit

Detroit Riverwalk (3.5 miles) 1801 Atwater St, Detroit

Lake Erie Metropark Trail (3 miles) 32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown

Lake St. Clair Metropark Trail (3 miles) 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township

Lakeport State Park South to North Campground Trail (0.8 mile) | 7605 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Gratiot Township

 

HIKING TRAILS FOUR TO NINE MILES

Island Lake Trail (4 miles) 6301 Kensington Rd, Brighton

Kensington Metropark Trail (8.5 miles) 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trails (4 miles) | 1150 S Canton Center Rd, Canton

Maybury State Park Trail (6 miles) 20145 Beck Rd, Northville

Paint Creek Trail (8.9 miles) 400 Sixth St, Rochester

Penosha Trail (5 miles) 6360 Chilson Rd, Howell

Proud Lake Recreation Area (6 miles) 3500 N Wixom Road, Commerce Township

Wolcott Mill Metro Park Trail (5 miles) | 65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray

Stony Creek Metropark Trail (6 miles) 4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Township

West Bloomfield Trail (7 miles) | 2294 Woodrow Wilson, West Bloomfield

Pontiac Lake Recreation Trail (8.8 miles) 7800 Gale Rd, Waterford

 

HIKING TRAILS 10+ MILES

Clinton River Trail (16 miles) | 786 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac

Hines Drive (19.5 miles) 33175 Ann Arbor Tr, Westland (multiple parking lots along route)

Huron Meadows Metropark Trail (11 miles) 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton

Macomb Orchard Trail (23 miles)52999 Dequindre Rd, Rochester

Oakwoods Metropark Trail (15 miles) 32911 Willow Road, New Boston

Polly Ann Trail (14.2 miles) 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion

 

Which hiking trails will you be hitting this summer?

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