A paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts, this 11,000-acre park is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails are open to mountain biking, with access to five hike-in campsites along the trails. The park is connected to the 46-mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, the longest hiking trail in lower Michigan. Also, 10,000 acres of the park are open to hunters during designated seasons.
These trails are maintained in part by volunteers of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA).
Parking and Trail Access
How to get there from Ann Arbor: 15 miles NW of Ann Arbor. From US23, take North Territorial Road west about 10 miles to Dexter-Townhall Road. Turn north for 1.2 miles to Silver Hill Road. Bear left to the parking lot at Silver Lake Beach.
This trail is not a beginner trail. It has some very long climbs and rough down hills with lots of variables thrown in. It is one of my favorites, you will feel like you've accomplished a major goal if you're an intermediate rider and ride the whole trail. ...