April 17, 2015
Being from another area of the state, this is my first time on one of the metropark trails. I have to say, I was very impressed. The trail was well marked; I never needed a map. I was surprised at how much the terrain changed over time; one second I'm on a rocky path headed towards the crater (don't miss it!) then suddenly I'm in a twisting pine forest with a pumptrack tucked away.
10 miles of singletrack that varies enough to keep things interesting, well marked trails with a 2-track down the middle to bail out whenever you wish, it's hard to find anything to not like about it. They do a great job with the terrain and the space they have, making this a gem I will definitely visit again soon.
P.S. I drove from Ann Arbor for this (~30 mins), and thought it was worth the trip. Maybury is close by as well if you're coming from farther.
NTF is Burchfield Park's prettier sister