9 best places to take a hike in Metro Detroit

Whether you are looking for a short trail or a long treacherous hike, here are some of the places to go hiking in Metro Detroit.

Paint Creek Trail

Paint Creek Trail in northern Oakland County runs nearly nine miles. It was the state’s first non-motorized rail-to-trail. It runs from Rochester to Lake Orion, and there are a variety of places to park to access the trail. It is a great place to hike and or get a run in.

Kensington Metro Park

Kensington Metropark in Milford has an 8.5-mile paved hiking and biking trail around Kent Lake, plus a 7-mile nature trail just for hiking. It offers a stunning view while taking on the trail.

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

This park in Southfield may not have as the miles of trails as the others, but Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve offers short walks and the ability to appreciate the natural habitat. Given that it is only 20 minutes away from Detroit, it gives city folk a short break from the Motor City life.

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