Lakelands Trail State Park - Trail, Pinckney, Michigan

Lakelands Trail State Park - Trail, Pinckney, Michigan

DESCRIPTION

This is a rails to trails conversion paved with crushed stone. It traverses wooded and wetlands areas and farmland between Pinckney and Stockbridge. For more information contact Lakelands Trail SP at 8555 Silver Hill, Rt. 1, Pinckney MI 48169 or call 734/426-4913.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 22, 2012]
Bill Gruebnau
Cross Country Rider

Agree with May 2012 review, we quit @ Kelly Rd as it was nearly impassable for our 3 mountain bikes, one with a trailer. The limestone is so soft, we nearly fell several times as we bogged down. This trail is useless for bikes!!!

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5
[May 28, 2012]
Oded Flascher
Cross Country Rider

The condition of the trail at this time reveal heavy use by horseback riders and ATVs and the surface of the trail as a result is very rutted and soft rendering bicycling practically impossible. This is NOT a cycling trail! It is a horse trail. We started at the Depot in Pinckney and had to abandon after 3.2 miles at the intersection of Kelly Rd.

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5
[Oct 04, 2010]
rider
Cross Country Rider

This trail rocked, had the best day ever, My horse loved it to! I think they did a great job and the people riding the bikes seem to enjoy it to its great that the two totally different sports enjoying the same platform.

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1
[May 17, 2010]
John
Weekend Warrior

I'm used to the damage caused by horses, its pretty bad if your on the trail for more than a short ride. I've put up with it only until recently when i encountered a group of 5 or so riders on horse back stopped at the M 1-06 crossing blocking off the trail completely. As i approached the group from behind, it would seem that I'd spooked some of the horses, which consequently had almost caused them to step into traffic. Some of these classless jockeys had very rude, and ridiculous remarks as i passed.

If these horses so frequently use the "bike" trail, shouldn't these horses be accustom to traffic of others, especially those on bike? Should these riders be allowed to continue to access, and destroy what they think is their own private horse trail? Since when should i be scrutinized, and ridiculed by horse riders on this PUBLIC trail with absolutely no courtesy for others.

Anyone reading this with a similar experience, or just flat out disgust with the condition of this trail, please write:

Lakelands Trail SP at 8555 Silver Hill, Rt. 1, Pinckney MI 48169

Or contact the DNR:

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10773-24871--,00.html

Customer Service

stockbridge - gregory

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3
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3
[Jun 12, 2009]
Sneitzel
Weekend Warrior

I had not seen any recent reviews of this trail and hoped that perhaps it had been graded or repaired since the most recent review of last year. Alas, that was not the case. I got on the trail at the depot parking lot in Pinckney and rode 20 minutes west before I couldn't take it anymore. Where it wasn't rutted and hard packed divots from horse hooves, it was impassable loose sand. It is truly unfortunate as it is a lovely ride and would be excellent for family outings. Don't bother with this trail unless you are walking or on a horse, which as a previous reviewer notes, limits the use of a nice state park to a very select few.

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1
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1
[Jul 10, 2008]
camprider
Weekend Warrior

I agree with "justDave" completely. This trail has been trashed by horses and wagons. It's pitted and rutted by horse hooves and is completely useless as a biking trail unless you like to have your teeth rattled out of of head. It's a shame because the trail goes through some very scenic countryside that can still be enjoyed if you are a hiker. But the bike designation should be dropped by the state unless they improve the trail and eliminate horses. Your state taxes were used to make a trail from a railroad grade so a handfull of horse back riders and horse drawn wagons from the local area could enjoy it; a privledged few.

Customer Service

none for bike riding, pick any from stockbridge to Pinkney for hiking

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1
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1
[Aug 04, 2005]
crankin29s
Weekend Warrior

Sunday, I took the "tracks" from Zukey Lake to Stockbridge, then by road to Portage Lake for my first "real" ride of the year! Heading West into Pinckney the surface improves from waves of hardpacked black gravel to the smooth light gravel found on the Lakeland Trail. The scenery really opens up when you cross Cedar Lake Rd. with open fields and plenty of swamp vistas, it was great with the wind in my face. All is smooth except for the the unavoidable dimpled scoops left by horses on the 4 mile stretch West of Cedar Lake Rd. West of Gregory the surrounding land rises above the trail in places providing plenty of shady spots to stop and catch your breath under the trees. After covering about 17.5 miles in 1.75 hours, I was glad to stop at the store in Stockbridge and get a cold water. I then continued another 20 miles along various back roads and arrived at Portage lake in a somewhat sore condition. Overall the Lakelands Trail is great for beginners or anyone that wants to hold a pace with no steep grades and no turns.

Customer Service

The best part of the trail is between Gregory and Stockbridge. I use the ungraded section to the East of Lakelands Trail for easy access to the roads and trails West of Pinckney.

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3
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1
[Jun 30, 2005]
justDave
Weekend Warrior

The trail is in horrible condition due to the horse riders using the trail! This trail is advertised for bike riding, there is no way!!! The trail is totally covered in holes caused by the horse hooves. Sand and crushed stone was dumped over the trail. This only made it worse for anybody else using the trail except horses. The DNR should ban horses from using this trail. This trail is in such a beautiful area of Michigan but yet nobody else other than horse riders can enjoy it. Seperate trails are needed if they expect others to use the trail. When i tried riding the trail with my mountain bike i gave up after only a mile and a half and had to turn back. All the other posted ratings that i have read about this trail reflect the same feelings. Is this a multi-use trail or just a horse trail? Is the Michigan public supposed to be able to use it too? The trail has been ruined by a few to only stop its use for the many. Theres plenty of open fields and wooded areas that property owners could open up for the horses. Fix the trail Michigan DNR!, Let everyone enjoy it, not just horses riders!

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[Jul 09, 2002]
Andrea

We hiked this trail, and met a few bikers on they way, most didn't get too far before turning around. Although sources say "paved" this trail is not at all. It is covered with fine sand/gravel and is very dusty, tough to walk through and worse to bike through.
If you want a challenge this will keep your legs working hard. Overall this was a very nice hiking trail and had many small bridges over streams. I would definetly hike it again once it was paved.

Customer Service

We started in Pinckney and ended up in Stockbridge ~ we also went through Gregory where we stopped at Mugg & Bopps and got some Gatorade.

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