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Hudson Mills Metropark

Hudson Mills Metropark has a ten-foot wide, paved path perfect for a day of biking. Skip spin class and cycle on nearly 8 miles of trails coursing along the winding Huron River, through lush woodlands and expansive fields. Observe a variety of resident wildlife along the way.

The park's paved hike/bike trail consists of a 3-mile, looped trail in the main part of the park, which travels north and then crosses the river to head south for another 4.75 miles, traversing wooded areas, wetlands and prarie along the west side of the Huron River.

The West River Trail is now complete. The 4.75 mile trail loop connects the hike/bike trail in Hudson Mills to Downtown Dexter and runs alongside the Huron River.  

Indian Springs Metropark


Discover flat tallgrass prairies, scenic woodlands and a challenging hill, cycling at Indian Springs Metropark. Bicyclists, inline skaters, hikers and joggers can follow a paved, eight-mile hike/bike trail while enjoying the park’s diverse habitats. Skip spin class and return to nature for your best cycling experience.

Kensington Metropark

 Hit the trails along our paved, eight and one half mile path lined with gentle hills, a few challenging inclines and miles of panoramic views surrounding picturesque Kent Lake. Skateboards and mountain boards are not permitted in the Metropark. The park is open 6 am to 10 pm. Kensington does not rent bikes.

Lake St. Clair Metropark


Spend the day biking at Lake St. Clair Metropark along a three-mile paved hike-bike trail offering panoramic views of Lake St. Clair. Cycle along flat terrain past grassy areas and along the 1,600 foot boardwalk, stopping at the gazebo to take in the beautiful view at Huron Point. Near the park entrance, the path connects to a trail along Metro Parkway for easy access to local suburbs.

Lower Huron Metropark

Ride a 4.1-mile paved hike-bike trail that meanders along scenic views of the Huron River, through open fields and lush woodlands at Lower Huron Metropark. The trail continues through Willow and Oakwoods Metropark for a 30-mile round trip.

Oakwoods Metropark

Cycle along a three-mile, paved hike-bike trail that meanders through open fields as well as wooded areas. The Oakwoods Metropark trail has flat terrain and connects to twelve more miles of paved, hike/bike trails at Lower Huron and Willow Metroparks for a 30-mile (roundtrip) excursion.

Stony Creek Metropark

Bicycle or inline skate at Stony Creek Metropark with a 6.1-mile paved trail circling the lake. Single speed bicycles can be rented at Eastwood Beach daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Mountain bikers can ride on 14 miles of hilly, heavily wooded dirt trails that traverse the southwest side of the park. The CRAMBA helps keep this area groomed. Helmets required on mountain bike trails.

Bicycle rental fees

One hour minimum charge, driver's license.
10 am to 6 pm daily.

  • 26" men's/woman's single speed: $7/hour

Rental available Memorial Day - Labor Day only.

Mountain Bike Skills Course

Push your limits to the max at the Mountain Bike Skills Course at Stony Creek Metropark. Test your ability on this 5-acre playground with a variety of wood and dirt obstacles that will challenge even the most skilled riders. Dare yourself with the ultimate challenge and complete 180-degree turns on several 6-foot platforms. The Metropark also boasts the area’s largest pump track. This project was built with a generous funding grant from American Cycle and Fitness, and labor was provided by CRAMBA volunteers. The skills course is closed during the winter. For more information contact the Stony Creek Metropark Park Office.

Mountain Biking

Are you looking for a challenging mountain bike course close to home? If so, come to Stony Creek Metropark for some of the best mountain biking in southeast Michigan. Spring, summer and fall mountain bikers and hikers enjoy 14 miles of hilly, heavily wooded dirt trails that traverse the southwest side of the park. 

The best place for parking is at the West Branch Picnic Area, parking lot B. The trail head begins just off the cul-de-sac at the end of the parking lot.

The Mountain Biking trails on the West Branch trails system are closed to biking and hiking in the winter and converted to groomed cross-country ski trails. A Fat Tire Mountain Biking trail is offered on the Trolley Trails each winter, across from Eastwood Beach. 

The trails have been color coded for difficulty levels.

Routes Distance Difficulty
Green 5.7 miles Easy
Blue 3.6 miles More difficult
Black 4.6 miles Most difficult

Please follow all local park rules:

  • Stay on the marked trails only.
  • Cyclists are encouraged to wear a helmet.
  • Pedestrians have right of way.
  • Hikers need not follow directional arrows.
  • The black trail is a single-track trail, all other trails are two-track trails.

Click here for a trail map.

Race Schedule

Each year Stony Creek Metropark helps to host a wide variety of bike and running events. From the causal 5K to the 1/2 marathon, from mountain bike and cycle cross events to the occasional adventure race. Odds are, whatever your race of choice may be, we will have something to offer.

These events are all open to the public and will have use of the park trails during their event, however the trails remain open for the use of the general park user. We ask that caution be used during the races, both by race participants and park users.

Check back throughout the year for updates to the list of events.

Willow Metropark

Cycle along a winding, 4.5 mile, paved hike-bike path past mature woodlands, Washago pond and scenic views of the Huron River. The flat course connects to Lower Huron and Oakwoods Metroparks for a 30-mile ride, roundtrip. Washago Pond is open mid May through the end of September, Weekends only.

Bicycle Rental

  • 20” or 26” single speed - $5/hour
  • Tandem - $6/hour
  • Deposit - $10
  • Maximum Deposit - $20/family

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