Hines Drive Ramble

Westland, Michigan

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The Hines Drive Ramble follows the path of the Middle Rouge River through western Wayne County and some of the older, inner-ring Detroit suburbs. The ramble is an out-and-back ride, so riders can customize the distance to their liking and ability. The shops, restaurants, and cafes in pedestrian-friendly downtown Northville, an upscale community that hasn't forgotten its heritage, await at the end of the ride. Hines Drive is a linear park that winds its way through the western half of Wayne County. For city riding, it's hard to beat. On the 6-mile stretch closed to cars on summer Saturdays, you'll have plenty of company including other riders, both serious and recreational, in-line skaters, parents pushing strollers, and the occasional walk-for-a-cause group event. Besides the wide shoulder, there is also a bike path/sidewalk paralleling Hines. However, it's not as smooth or wide as the road. You'll be more comfortable and have a better view from the road. Terrain: Mostly flat. A couple small changes in grade.
Road Biking Michigan

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Road Biking Michigan

by Cari Noga (Falcon Guides)

The Hines Drive Ramble follows the path of the Middle Rouge River through western Wayne County and some of the older, inner-ring Detroit suburbs. The ramble is an out-and-back ride, so riders can customize the distance to their liking and ability. The shops, restaurants, and cafes in pedestrian-friendly downtown Northville, an upscale community that hasn't forgotten its heritage, await at the end of the ride.

Hines Drive is a linear park that winds its way through the western half of Wayne County. For city riding, it's hard to beat. On the 6-mile stretch closed to cars on summer Saturdays, you'll have plenty of company including other riders, both serious and recreational, in-line skaters, parents pushing strollers, and the occasional walk-for-a-cause group event. Besides the wide shoulder, there is also a bike path/sidewalk paralleling Hines. However, it's not as smooth or wide as the road. You'll be more comfortable and have a better view from the road. Terrain: Mostly flat. A couple small changes in grade.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Westland
Distance: 33.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Nankin Mills Interpretive Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Hines Drive Ramble

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2005
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Not many cities can compete with this ride, you wouldn't know that your in a dense urban area. Avoid rush hour traffic times and it is great.



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