Near Chelsea, the 20,000 acre Waterloo Recreation Area has 47 miles of hiking trails. The Waterloo - Discover Center Trail is a 14 mile route starting from the Discovery Center.
To reach the trailhead, take US94 to exit 157 (west of Chelsea.) Go north on Pierce road 3 miles to Bush road. Turn left on Bush road and go ½ mile. Turn left onto the entrance road.
Overall, Discovery Center Trail is the 27th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Michigan.