Young State Park Trail

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

  • Length: 6.83 mi
  • Surface: Dirt, Turf, Boardwalk, Wetarea, Bridge, Asphalt
  • Groomed: Yes
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • Trail Website:

Located at the east end of Lake Charlevoix, Young State Park encompasses 560 acres of mixed terrain. The park has gently rolling hills, lowlands, cedar swamp, and a beach. Hiking, cross country skiing, swimming, and fishing are popular activities. Facilities include a boat launch, restrooms, a playground, picnic area, beach house, and more. Entrance to the park requires a vehicle permit or annual state state park pass. For information about the park and camping at Young State Park, please visit the MDNR website.

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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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