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Gems in Western Michigan - 1

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gem Favorite Dwarfed by the trees.

Warren Woods Galien River Overlook

(2) Three Oaks, MI

Recommended Routes in Western Michigan - 28

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Favorite Dwarfed by the trees.
Easy

Warren Woods

1.6 mi 2.6 km 54' Up 16.46 m Up 54' Down 16.42 m Down

Three Oaks, MI
Favorite Rainy meadow
Intermediate

Seidman Park Outside Loop

4.5 mi 7.2 km 523' Up 159.37 m Up 530' Down 161.5 m Down

Forest…, MI
Favorite High grass
Easy/Intermediate

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

2.9 mi 4.7 km 74' Up 22.7 m Up 74' Down 22.65 m Down

Douglas, MI
Favorite Looking down from the last step.
Intermediate/Difficult

Water Tower - Lagoon - Mount Baldhead - Oval Beach

1.9 mi 3.1 km 271' Up 82.58 m Up 270' Down 82.41 m Down

Douglas, MI
Favorite Looking down from the last step.
Difficult

Mount Baldhead Figure Eight

1.6 mi 2.5 km 176' Up 53.66 m Up 247' Down 75.19 m Down

Douglas, MI
Favorite Walking through the dune blowout. Amazing views.
Difficult

Mount Randall Loop

1.7 mi 2.8 km 287' Up 87.54 m Up 286' Down 87.3 m Down

Shorewo…, MI
Favorite Rosy Mound" by Caleb Gomer (https://tinyurl.com/ug6zadp), Flickr licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
Intermediate

Rosy Mound Hike

2.3 mi 3.7 km 275' Up 83.89 m Up 274' Down 83.52 m Down

Grand H…, MI
Favorite Pickerel Lake Park - Fred Meijer Nature Preserve" by Rachel Kramer (https://tinyurl.com/tgvrh5p), Flickr licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
Intermediate/Difficult

Pickerel Lake Loop

3.4 mi 5.4 km 444' Up 135.22 m Up 443' Down 135.08 m Down

Rockford, MI
Favorite Red loop, Hurt the Dirt trail race
Intermediate

Luton Park

8.5 mi 13.7 km 810' Up 246.76 m Up 812' Down 247.64 m Down

Rockford, MI

Western Michigan Hiking

  • 1,612 Miles 2,594 Kilometers of Trail
  • 29 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 230 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 99 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Western Michigan - 307

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1.7 mi 2.8 km #1Crow's Nest/Tallmadge Woods Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
1.5 mi 2.4 km #2Old Fishtown Trail — Water Tower Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3Yellow Birch Loop
Intermediate
Bridgman, MI
Intermediate
Bridgman, MI
0.4 mi 0.7 km #4Foot Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Allegan, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Allegan, MI
11.4 mi 18.3 km #5Wakazoo Trail (aka Northwest Trail)
Intermediate
Allegan, MI
Intermediate
Allegan, MI
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Ridge Trail
Easy
New Buffalo, MI
Easy
New Buffalo, MI
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7Oxbow Lake Loop
Easy
Douglas, MI
Easy
Douglas, MI
4.2 mi 6.7 km #8Advanced Loop
Difficult
Lakewood Club, MI
Difficult
Lakewood Club, MI
0.7 mi 1.2 km #9Warren Woods Trail
Easy
Three Oaks, MI
Easy
Three Oaks, MI
3.6 mi 5.8 km #10Deep Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Middleville, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Middleville, MI

Photos of Western Michigan - 173

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Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge – fall" by Mike Lozon. Courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 4, 2019 near Allendale, MI
Lakeside trail in fall" by Mike Lozon. Photo courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 9, 2019 near Ferrysburg, MI
Saugatuck, United States
Apr 7, 2020 near Douglas, MI
Photo courtesy of MI Dept. of Natural Resources. © 2018 State of Michigan
Dec 10, 2019 near Douglas, MI
Hemlock Crossing - Trails in the fall" by Mike Lozon. Photo courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 9, 2019 near Beechwood, MI
Grand Ravines – Statema Woodland Trail." Courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 4, 2019 near Allendale, MI
Springtime at Ely Lake at Ely Lake Campground which is a stop-over on the Wakazoo Trail.
Dec 31, 2017 near Fennville, MI
Pond in front of the Ross Cottage
Apr 24, 2022 near Lake Mi…, MI