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Moderate Backpacking: Proud Lake Grand

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Intermediate-level instructional and guided backpacking adventure.

  • 50 US dollars
  • Proud Lake East Trailhead


Welcome to Proud Lake State Recreation Area in Commerce, Michigan! This moderate-level guided and instructional backpacking expedition provides a "Grand Tour" of Proud Lakes principal hiking trails: a figure-eight pattern traversing the park's popular Marsh, River, Red, and Blue Trails. This route truly provides a highlight reel of southeast Michigan's best natural features. Marshland boardwalks, hardwood forest natural trails, Huron River vistas, towering pines, rolling hills, and the best variety of wildlife viewing opportunities that a naturalist could ever hope for. Perfect for backpackers training for their first overnight trip, this moderate-level day trip includes instruction on how to properly plan for a backpacking trip, tips on packing your backpack, and practical field training on proper form and pacing - all while exploring Proud Lake's most cherished trail system. Don't forget to bring all of your gear, including - as always - your spirit for adventure! MORE ON THIS TRIP: Meeting Point: Wixom Rd. Trailhead parking lot Trail length: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 127 feet Trail Rating: Easy-Moderate Route Orientation: Loop Parking Specifics: Michigan Recreation Passport required for parking at the Wixom Rd. Trailhead CHECK OUT OUR #TRAILTUESDAY SPOTLIGHT ON THIS TRAIL:



To cancel or reschedule a guided service, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled trips. NO REFUNDS will be issued in the event of (i) cancellation within 24 hours prior to the start time of a trip, (ii) a guest does not attend the trip, or (iii) a guest arrives later than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time for a trip.


  • (734) 821-6416

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