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A beautiful loop trail, amazing views, and a shipwreck!


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

1,014' 309 m

High

681' 207 m

Low

373' 114 m

Up

337' 103 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Description

This is a beautiful loop with some amazing views. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead.

The trail starts out on a common path. You'll reach a fork at the 0.25-mile mark. We tend to stay to the right at this point (all mile references are based on hiking to the right). Once on the loop, there is a gradual descent.

First Overlook
You'll come to a viewing platform at the 0.52-mile mark. There is a nice bench to rest on and take in the views.

Second Overlook (Shipwreck Coast)
You'll come to another viewing platform at the 0.65-mile mark. There is another nice bench to take in the view. There is also an educational board telling the story of the "City of Boston"; you can see her on a calm water day. There are more then 20 shipwrecks in site of this spot. I will leave it at that. I don't want to ruin it for you!

Beach Stairs
At the 0.91-mile mark, you'll come to a staircase that leads to an amazing beach. I first took this hike back in 2015. I had no idea this was here, and I was amazed when I came upon it. I ended up spending the entire day there that day, with the beach to myself.

The return trip to the trailhead can be challenging. There is a 333 foot ascent from mile 0.91 to mile 1.75. Depending on your fitness level this may be difficult.

Flora & Fauna

Beautiful pines, tons of chipmunks and a few black squirrels. There is poison ivy close to the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Zorko

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#151

in Michigan

#10,982

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Photos

Overlook 2 | "City of Boston" Shipwreck
May 29, 2018 near Frankfort, MI
Overlook 1 | View of the Lake Michigan Coast from above
May 29, 2018 near Frankfort, MI

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