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Hudson Mills Trails

For such a small park, there is a surprising amount of trail located within Hudson Mills Metropark.  With just over 15 km of trails, or nearly 10 miles, it’s a great park to visit for a relaxing hike, bike ride, or in-line skate in the summer, or cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.  Most of the trails are paved, except for some nature trails behind the Activity Center.  Bikes are allowed only on paved trails, and dogs are allowed almost everywhere in the park, except on the unpaved trails directly behind the Activity Center.

Suggested Trails

  1. Paved Trails: 8.1 km (5 miles) of paved trails are located within the park, on both sides of the Huron River.
  2. Unpaved Trails: A network of 7.0 km (4.4 miles) of unpaved trails within the central part of the park are great for wandering through woods and wetlands.
  3. The East Trail Loop is a paved 4.5 km (2.8 mile) trail is popular with bikers, walkers, and in-line skaters year-round.
  4. The West Trail is a paved 3.2 km (2 mile) out and back trail (6.4 km, 4 mile, round trip) past the rapids and along the western side of the river.  Be sure to take the quick side-trip to visit the mill ruins along the way.  Combining this trail with the East Trail Loop will give you a 11.9 km (6.8 mile) trip.

Trail etiquette

The unpaved trails in Hudson Mills Metropark are for foot-traffic only.  Bikes and in-line skates are not allowed.

On the paved trails:

  • Stay to your right
  • Pedestrians have the right of way over everyone.
  • In-line skaters have right of way over bikes.  Be aware, however, they generally can not go into the grass without falling.
  • Bikes must yield the right of way to all other trail users.  Also, there is a 16 km/h (10 mph) speed limit for bikes on all metropark trails.
  • If you stop on a trail, for any reason, please step off the trail to the right, if possible.  <b>Do not block the trail!</b>
  • When overtaking others on the trail, please let them know you’re coming.  Traditionally, this is done with either a bike bell or by calling out, “Passing on the left” or just “On your left.”

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