Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit Guide Book

by Greg Tasker (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Ann Arbor and Detroit  by Greg Tasker

240pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 089732952X

Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book's detailed trail descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates will help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. The trails covered range from those best suited to the novice, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 36.
... Preview: At the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center at the northern edge of Troy, gentle trails interlace through old- and new-growth forests and across a narrow stream, the headwaters of the north branch of the Roug ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Troy, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: The North Unit Trails of Bald Mountain State Recreation Area traverse some of the hilliest and steepest terrain in southeast Michigan. This portion of the park is thick with hardwood forests and is ho ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Lake Orion, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Red Loop is the gentler of the two major trail networks at the Bald Mountain State Recreation Area in northern Oakland County and passes mostly through hilly woodlands thick with maples and oaks a ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Lake Orion, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The Kahchin, or Yellow, Trail is the shorter of the two main hiking trails at Brighton State Recreation Area. The trail is a short loop within the longer Penosha, or Blue, Trail (see hike number 13, p ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Bath, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The longest of the hiking trails at Brighton State Recreation Area in Livingston County, the Penosha Trail (Penosha is the Chippewa word for “long”) loops through the southeastern section of the 4,947 ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Bath, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Dequindre Cut Greenway connects the Detroit RiverWalk at William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, the only urban site in Michigan’s state park system, to the city’s historic Eastern Market. The ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Detroit, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: One of the newest developments in downtown, the Detroit RiverWalk opens up a vast stretch of the riverfront to the public. The wellmaintained path offers panoramic views of the scenic Detroit River an ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Detroit, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This 69-acre park straddles both sides of the scenic Huron River, connecting from one side to the other over a series of tiny islands and bridges. The park is a well-known locale for walking, running, ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Ann Arbor, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Heritage Park provides a glimpse of what much of suburban Detroit was like before sprawl and development took place in the mid- to late 20th century. The park has 4.5 miles of trails that traverse gen ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Holly, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: At the Holly State Recreation Area, you’ll find dense woodlands, open fields, wetlands, quiet streams, and several lakes, most of them filled with anglers in the warm months. Long stretches of the Lak ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Ortonville, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The Wilderness Trail traverses some of the most rolling and wooded terrain in the Holly State Recreation Area and northern Oakland County. The trail remains primarily in the woods, thick with oaks, ma ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Ortonville, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: The Acorn Nature Trail weaves through woods, a tamarack swamp, and along the banks of a scenic stretch of the Huron River frequented by kayakers and canoeists. The landscape of woods, fields, and swam ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Holt, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The longest of the nature trails at Indian Springs Metropark, the Woodland Trail runs deep into wet forests and through fields and meadows en route to secluded Timberland Lake. A long boardwalk leads ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Clio, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The longest of the hiking trails at Island Lake State Recreation Area, the Blue Loop traverses deeper into the park but covers much of the same terrain as the shorter Yellow Loop. The landscape is a b ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Chilson, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Formerly known as the East Loop, the renamed Yellow Loop circles a winding stretch of the Huron River, passing through mature woods, meadows, fields, and wetlands. Occasionally, the trail follows and ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Perry, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Deer Run Trail loops through woods and marshlands in the northeastern section of the 700-acre nature center property. A boardwalk cuts through an ancient bog and offers a shortcut for hikers who d ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
New Hudson, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The nature center’s longest trail, the Wildwing Trail, is easy to follow as it loops around Wildwing Lake. Ample opportunities exist to see aquatic life, such as muskrats and snapping turtles, as well ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
New Hudson, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Running east and west along an abandoned railroad line, this portion of the Lakelands Trail State Park passes through rolling farmland, woodlands, and wetlands. The gentle trail frequently crosses rur ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Chilson, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: The combination of five trails plus several remarkable gardens make Matthaei Botanical Gardens a worthy destination. Combining the Fleming Creek and Dix Pond trails creates a loop through a diverse la ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Dixboro, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Combined, the Fleming Creek, Marilyn Bland Prairie, and Sam Graham Trees trails traverse all of the garden property’s local habitats: floodplain, a small glacial hill, old woodlots, fallow fields, and ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Dixboro, MI - Walking - Trail Length: 1.3