Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
Max Vehicle Width

Radar Time
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Hewen’s Creek Park is an oasis of wildness in a rural-suburban setting. A relatively large roadless, non- agricultural area for southeastern Michigan, it is home to a very interesting variety of wildlife. The list of species found includes coyotes, pheasants, rabbits, deer, songbirds and migratory waterfowl. Parts of the park are also characterized by a very dynamic vegetation cover. Although some of the park is covered by woodlots that change slowly, other parts are undergoing rapid changes. Specifically, the eastern field that was formerly farmed is quickly being colonized by aspen and soon will be a young forest. The wooded swamp in the southeastern part of the park is becoming more open as the many ash trees found there succumb to the emerald ash borer. Those who like to fish will find big bluegill and bass in the pond near the Bemis Road entrance. In contrast to nearby Rolling Hills Park the terrain is relatively flat owing to it being part of an old glacial lake bed. The vegetation is typical of such areas and is very colorful in the fall.

      The multi-use recreational trail within the park traverses the many environments described above. The CENTRAL LOOP runs beside the pond, passes through parts of woodlots, next to wooded swamps and runs through old agricultural fields with detours through wooded fence lines. The EASTERN LOOP twists its way through old field converting to young forest. The NORTHWEST LOOP winds its way through lowland forest and along a creek and pond. Extending from the southwest corner of the NORTHWEST LOOP is a connector trail to Stoneycreek Road in order to access the Rolling Hills trails.

      From a mountain biking perspective the trail is rated easy but does put a premium on bike handling if you try to go fast. There are a few “obstacles” along the trail here and there but they can easily be gone around or stepped over. Some areas can be wet after a heavy rain and it is probably best to avoid this trail in early spring and after big downpours. If you ride quietly you will probably hear and maybe see wildlife. If you desire a longer ride, you can combine the Hewen’s Creek trail with the trail in Rolling Hills Park, just west down Bemis road about ¼ of a mile. There is a connector trail into Rolling Hills at the northwest corner of Bemis and Stony Creek Roads.

      Please report any problems encountered on the trail to the trail coordinator or call Ypsilanti Township Parks & Recreation at 734-544-3807. If you would like updates on trail development and maintenance, subscribe to “BikeHewensCreek”:
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      To get to the park, take I-94 to the Huron Street Exit #183 (next to the Visteon Plant and Ford Lake). Go south until Stoney Creek Rd and turn right on Stoney Creek. Just past Rolling Hills Park, turn left on Bemis road and look for the small white Hewens Creek sign about a half mile down. Odds are the parking spots will be full, so keep going straight and you will see the high school. We have been given permission to use Lincoln High School’s parking lot which is at the corner of Bemis and Hitchingham roads. This is a great option as the lot is big and it is only about ¼ mile from the trail head.
      All bike trails are single track and the observed biking direction is counterclockwise where the trail is a loop. It is encouraged that hikers and runners travel in the opposite direction.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 6, 2020
      Local Trail Association


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      155 ft
      Total Vertical
      60 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      772 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Hewens Creek Park Mountain Bike

      26 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 7:56am
      Feb 4, 2020
      7 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 7:56am
      Feb 4, 2020
      6 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 7:56am
      Feb 4, 2020
      8 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 7:55am
      Feb 4, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #2535953hobsoneriddentrailRed (East) Loop and 2 more
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 8:03am
      Dec 28, 2020
      user #2535953hobsonewishlisttrailYellow (Central) Loop and 2 more
      Dec 27, 2020 @ 12:35pm
      Dec 27, 2020
      user #24296055quatchaddreportYellow (Central) Loop and 3 more
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 6:09pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      user #2402388LAke80riddentrailYellow (Central) Loop and 2 more
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 8:44am
      Sep 21, 2020
      user #2410362kkieserriddentrailYellow (Central) Loop and 1 more
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 2:35pm
      Sep 13, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      Rolling Hills Park 4 11 km
      Ann Arbor Local Loop 8 210.5 km
      Morton-Taylor Trails 3 4 210.9 km
      Olson Park 4 411.1 km
      Hines Drive 2 115.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike96 miles154 ft2 miles59 ft
      Hike96 miles154 ft2 miles59 ft
      Trail Running96 miles154 ft2 miles59 ft
      • By markhollowayTrailforks Pro Subscriber Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: PotoMBA
      • #11430 - 1,478 views
      • hewens creek park activity log | embed map of Hewens Creek Park mountain bike trails | hewens creek park mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Hewens Creek Park.
      You must login to download files.