Lansing: Deerfield Park

This pleasant 4-mile loop runs through a peaceful hardwood forest, then roughly parallels the banks of the Chippewa River to a wooden covered bridge.
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This pleasant 4-mile loop runs through a peaceful hardwood forest, then roughly parallels the banks of the Chippewa River to a wooden covered bridge.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.6

Waypoints

001

Location: 43.5927734375, -84.8945159912109

Trail begins on S end of parking lot

002

Location: 43.5913772583008, -84.8942260742188

Cross Chippewa River on suspension foot bridge

003

Location: 43.5903091430664, -84.8945770263672

Bear L onto Wildwood Pathway

004

Location: 43.5873641967773, -84.8928833007812

Bear L; continue on Wildwood Pathway

005

Location: 43.5811729431152, -84.8956604003906

Stay L on Wildwood

006

Location: 43.5796089172363, -84.895133972168

Hilly section; L onto Goshawk Trail

007

Location: 43.5765762329102, -84.8955764770508

Goshawk Trail rejoins Wildwood; turn L @ intersection

008

Location: 43.5755844116211, -84.8986206054688

Wildwood merges into River Loop; follow the river N

009

Location: 43.5766410827637, -84.8988876342774

Side trip: Turn L, then cross suspension bridge to camping and rustic open area

010

Location: 43.5792465209961, -84.901741027832

Chippewa River lazily bends on L

011

Location: 43.5814208984375, -84.8998718261719

Rustic campground on river bank; canoe launch

012

Location: 43.585750579834, -84.901969909668

Turn L, cross river; begin .9-mi. loop around dried oxbow; return to River Loop

013

Location: 43.5906257629394, -84.8976974487305

Bear L onto foot bridge, head NE back to trailhead