The paved Huron Valley Rail-Trail partially occupies an old rail corridor of the Grand Trunk Railroad. The trail forms a Y, extending from South Lyon north to I-96 where the trail branches both east and west. To the east, the trail is flat and goes to the Wixom city limits, bordering the north side of Lyon Oaks County Park along Pontiac Trail Road. To the west the trail is much more hilly and heads toward the Island Lake State Recreation Area and Kensington Metropark. From here you can access other trails.
The Huron Valley Rail-Trail connects urban areas, neighborhoods and parks, including McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, James F. Atchison Memorial Park, Lyon Oaks County Park, Kensington Metropark and Island Lake State Recreation Area.
Parking and Trail Access
You can access the Huron Valley Rail-Trail from the following parks: McHattie and Volunteer in South Lyon, James F. Atchison Memorial Park, Lyon Oaks County Park, Kensington Metropark and Island Lake State Recreation Area.
I went under I-96 yesterday (7/26). There were still signs of recent construction, but it was passable. Imagine if this trail and the West Bloomfield Trail could be extended until they connected! There would be trail from South Lyon to Pontiac.
This is a level easy ride with good pavement. Nice scenery. Be aware though, as of April 2012, this trail is closed at the I-96 crossing.