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Not a very good trail for a road bike.
It has gotten so bumpy with roots this last year. I live right off Metro Pkwy and would like to use this trail daily but it is so bad that I’m looking for somewhere else to ride.
Great ride mix of hills and flat surfaces. Enjoy the wildlife.
A well maintained scenic trail. We will definitely be back for a fall color ride!
I took the connector from the Paint Creek to the Polly Ann. The 2 mile connection is challenging and rewarding! I hopped on the Polly Ann at Clarkston Rd and road it north to Lapeer Rd. The seven or so miles on the Polly Ann were smooth sailing. Because it was my first time, I had to pay close attention to the signs. There are quite a few turns as well as street crossings. Beside the twisty and turns it was a good ride. I’d definitely ride the trail again and venture further north. Well maintained!
This was a really good trail. Even though it was gravel it was very hard packed and smooth. It's a rail to trail so very flat. Nice scenery and good tree canopy cover. Will be very nice in the fall. There is Paint Creek Tavern at the end in Rochester and a lot of bikes were parked there. It also wouldn't be too much further to the Rochester Mills Beer Company which I've been to before and is nice. You can go all the way from the other end in Lake Orion if you aren’t biking with small kids or you can park near Dutton Road and it's much shorter. About 2 miles. Keep a look out and you can spot plenty of wildlife.
Very clean trail. It was not so busy. We stopped to have ice cream. Great way to spend Father's Day
We have come back to this one many times because of the mostly flat, paved trail. It’s lovely with its tree-covered tunnels along most of the trail.
This is a very nice trail for walkers and scenery, 4 miles one-way, and includes nice beach access with a large grassy area and wide beach, plenty of parking.
The trail connects to Kensington Metropark's paved trail (9 mile circle) so one can have an extended ride - however - Island Lake's trail is much like Michigan roads: bumpy, hole-y, poor condition. Recently a small section was repaved through the pine trees (beautiful portion of ride, nice smells!) but the rest of the trail just beats up the bike (IMO).
Lots of road bikers just ride the main road instead which is much, much smoother than the trail and most of the cars are respectful of bikers. (put lights on your bike!)
There is a dirt path off the paved trail that goes down to Trout Lake (not the main lake at the beach) which is rather sandy but a nice challenge to ride around the lake. This lake is where a lot of beachgoers walk to for more privacy in little beaches scattered around the lake. Plus, the water is very clear.
There are plans for the trail to be extended through the entire park to meet up with the Lakeland Trail, which current ends at US23/M36 but will be extended along US 23 (under the bridge at Silver Lake) to meet up with the paved trail on the east side of US23 that goes to the Green Oak Mall behind JCPenny where many bikers park and ride into Island Lake.
When the connection is made, the entire Lakeland Trail (western end at Munith) will then connect to all the trail that go all the way to Port Huron.
We tried to beat the rain but didn’t make it. The trail is uphill from Rochester Hills to Lake Orion; the inclines are gradual. The ride back, even with the wind and rain against us, was fast and easy. We’ll try again.
I haven’t had a problem with this trail. This is the trail that I have been on my hole life and it’s the best one
This has become a decidedly favorite weekend trail of mine. We see a wide range of bikers on this trail -- from families biking with kids, to hand cyclists and recumbent bikers, and to even a full on peloton. This trail offers a little something for cyclists of any age and level. We also see lots of runners/walkers as well as a handful of roller skaters. The trails are nice and wide and there's ample space to pass.
We start near the eastern terminus of the trail in a lot in Hamburg. The trail starts off paved -- there's some bumps and ruts in the asphalt, but for the most part it's nice and smooth. The path does cross roads a bit -- but other than these crossings there is no having to deal with cars or traffic. After some point the path does turn into crushed limestone -- here is where you'll run into horses on the trail. Just make sure to know how to pass/approach them before hand and you'll be all set. The trail goes right by the Pinckney equestrian trail entrance, so on nice days there can be quite a few riders out there. My favorite part is when the path turns into the crushed limestone -- this is where it starts to get a bit more secluded and the scenery is oh so nice (lots of farmland and animals to see off the trail).
This trail goes through several towns, so if you need to stop for bathroom breaks (there's port-a-potties or vault restrooms at each of the main trail parking lots), or grab a snack or drink from a local gas station, you're all set. Most of the main trailhead parking lots along this trail also have picnic tables, so you can sit down to eat.
In Pinckney there's an ice cream place right off the trail -- Cap'n Frosty Ice Cream -- perfect for either a mid-ride or post-ride ice cream. There's also a restaurant also right off the trail with bike parking -- Zukey Lake Tavern.
Overall I give this trail a solid 5 stars. Nicely maintained, great mileage, nice scenery and fun stops along the way to make an adventure out of it.
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