Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

  • Length: 8.89 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Bike Type: Mountain
  • Organization: Boyne City
  • Trail Website: cityofboynecity.com

The 300 plus acre Avalanche Preserve is mostly wooded with hilly terrain. The recreation area is used for hiking, biking, skiing, skating, jogging, and snowmobiling. The trails are not groomed in the winter. The preserve also has an archery range and disc golf course.

Although the preserve has largely slopping terrain, there is a range in trail difficulty from flat terrain to steep inclines. There are 462 steps to the top of Avalanche with a platform available to view the City and Lake Charlevoix. There are benches along the way. 


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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