Clear Lake State Park Trail

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

  • Length: 3.99 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Flat
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
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Located in Atlanta, Clear Lake State Park is a quiet, secluded retreat offering a sandy beach and a shallow swimming area that is ideal for children. The park encompasses two-thirds of the Clear Lake's shoreline. The fall season with the changing colors is an especially beautiful time to view the area. The 4.5 mile long trail winds its way through the State Park, and accommodates hiking and mountain biking as well as groom cross-country skiing in the winter. Located in the heart of elk country, elk viewing opportunities are also possible from this location.


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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