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Huron Meadows Metropark

Huron Meadows Metropark is a little-known, little-visited Huron-Clinton Metropark located between Ann Arbor and Brighton, Michigan.  With 13 km of trails through woods and restoration prairie, this park offers some of the best bluff views overlooking the Huron River in the south and a full golf course in the northeast corner of the park.  In the winter, all trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, and they’re all open for hiking the rest of the year.


  • Big Loop Trail: Encompassing the entire park, the Big Loop Trail is about 9 km long and encircles both the north and south parts of the park.
  • North Loop Trail: A 4.7 km loop trail through the northern part of the park.  This trail is varied, traversing woodland, lake, and prairie.
  • Northwest Loop Trail: This 3.3 km trail is in the same are as the North Loop Trail, but skips the more developed eastern side of the lake, returning instead on the wooded western side.
  • South Loop Trail: At 3.7 km, this trail travels through the woodlands on the north side of the Huron River, and includes a number of great views from the bluffs atop the Huron River.
  • River Loop Trail: This short, 1 km trail is perhaps one of the nicest in the park, with its views over the river.  The trail is short, but you can easily add it to either the South Loop Trail or the Big Loop Trail.
  • Southwest Trails: There are a number of trail segments in the southern part of the park, west of the park entrance road.  These trails aren’t currently included in the app, and the maps available are inaccurate.  Unfortunately, these trails have generally remained unused, and are badly overgrown and difficult, if not impossible, to follow.  It’s not a bad way to try out bushwhacking-lite, though, if you are looking for a way to get started with off-trail hiking.

This page is just a small part of the Huron Meadows Metropark app.

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