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Paint Creek Trail, Rochester

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Paint Creek Trail is an 8.9-mile (14.3 km) rail trail linear park in northeast Oakland County, Michigan. The course of the park generally follows Paint Creek, a stream that flows southeast towards the Clinton River.

The trail is composed of crushed limestone and has a slope of 2% going south to north, and has a width of 8 feet. The trail is administered and funded through an inter-government commission representing the townships that the trail services.
Paint Creek Trail was named a National Recreation Trail in 2006.
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  • Great trail to run, walk of bike. Well groomed with space to pass individuals. Rest areas provided with benches to sit and admire the beautiful paint creek trail that meanders next to the trail.  more »
  • This is a casual restaurant on Paint Creek in downtown Rochester. It can be a challenge to get a table as they are very busy. There were 7 of us having burgers, etc. We all loved the food.  more »
  • We are fortunate to be walking distance to the trail- deer, birds, horses (as you go north) are plentiful. Sometimes, though, bikes outnumber people & it is a bit crowded. Don’t miss the mastedon by.....  more »

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