Avalanche Preserve

MODERATE 22 reviews

Avalanche Preserve is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boyne City, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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2 months ago

Great hike to scenic overlook of Boyne City & Lake Charlevoix. Next time we'll set aside more time and do the loop.

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5 months ago

Beautiful view in the fall. Short trek up, but a fun little hike for the kids.

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7 months ago

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11 months ago

The 3rd week of October is ideal for fall colors!
Be advised it's a moderate hike if you are going around and up the multi mile trek or it's almost strenuous if taking the 450+ steps up. Thankfully they have two person benches every 50-75 steps. The view at the top is spectacular. Going later in the day positions the sun for good photos.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

great hike quick hike but it's called Avalanche Preserve and the directions button takes you to the wrong spot, use Google maps instead.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fun little walk. Loved it as a kid

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

this place is called avalanche preserve not peak. beautiful short hike

Monday, October 12, 2015

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Lovely short run or hike. Just hilly enough and great views. Springtime is beautiful because the woods are full of Trillium. If you follow the outside trail around the Frisbee golf it is 2.4 miles. I did not follow the single track but also did not see any bikes so that might be an option for a longer distance. One mile from downtown Boyne City.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Where the red dot aka the location of the avalanche park is not where it is located. You have to drive until lake road dead ends then make a left. It was a quick and beautiful hike overlooking the lake and the town. A great place for sledding! If you're looking for a long hike I wouldn't come here.