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      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
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      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.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 31, 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
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      Photos of Hewens Creek Park Mountain Bike

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Slowhoganaddphoto in My City
      Aug 19, 2023 @ 11:19am
      Aug 19, 2023
      AlexWiN1HUriddentrailYellow (Central) Loop
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 12:57pm
      Aug 13, 2023
      AlexWiN1HUriddentrailRed (East) Loop and 1 more
      Aug 12, 2023 @ 9:13am
      Aug 12, 2023
      AlexWiN1HUwishlisttrailYellow (Central) Loop
      Aug 11, 2023 @ 6:06pm
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      BrianGW6m6driddentrailYellow (Central) Loop
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 5:29pm
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      Nearby Areas

      Rolling Hills Park 3 11 km
      Britton Woods6.7 km
      Pioneer Woods 18.8 km
      Cedar Bend Nature Area 12 19.4 km
      Leslie Woods Nature Area9.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike96 miles154 ft2 miles59 ft
      Hike96 miles154 ft2 miles59 ft
      Trail Running96 miles154 ft2 miles59 ft
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