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My husband and I have visited Estivant Pines on several occasions, always enjoying a walk through the forest, which is maintained by Michigan Nature Association. On one trip, we encountered a wide variety of mushrooms along the way. We'd taken a short cut on a...More
We happened to visit on a rainy day, but it seemed to enhance the colors, smells and experience. The giant pines appear and disappear among the thick foliage, and the forest floor and downed timber hosted an amazing variety of moss, lichens and fungi.
We hiked both loops and spent about three hours here. Both loops are about equal in difficulty. They are well marked. The trails are of moderate difficulty, that meander through the forest, up-and-down small hills. The trails are uneven with lots of roots and rocks....More
The trails are clearly marked and it is a very pleasant hike. It is somewhat hilly and has roots to traverse. At the parking lot, there is an outhouse if you need one, and it seems to be kept very clean. It seems like I...More
We thoroughly enjoyed spending part of a day at Estivant Pines among the giant trees. We covered both loop trails and took lots of pictures. It is an excellent preservation of old-growth forest. Well done, Michigan Nature Association!
Beautiful place. True sanctuary and place to reflect on the meaning of life. But! The pines are impressive, but are on the way out: there is no catching-up pine trees that I could see. When the 500-year giants finally expire of old age (and many...More
What a beautiful hike...about 1-1/2 miles. So glad we stopped here. You will have unpaved roads to get to the parking area. Insect repellent is a must. Really awe inspiring woods and pine trees. So happy that this area is protected.
Response from Geojourneyman | Reviewed this property |
I would say no problem as long as you get there early in the day so you can choose your spot to park. Depending on how large your motor home is.... you will need to be patient about getting back out as well.