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Betsie Valley Trail is a 19.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Benzonia, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 19.4 mi Elevation gain 288 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Mountain biking

Paddle sports

Road biking

Lake

Partially paved

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Chris H.
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Road biking

Best bike trip to date!!! Left Frankfort 3pm and arrived in Beulah approx. 4pm. Had a beer and ate at a local restaurant. Grabbed a few "to go" cans at a local brewery and headed back. Much scenic variety along the way. Pack or wear some beach clothes/shoes since there are rustic beach spots along the SE side of Crystal Lake.

Steve Klo
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Mountain biking

This ride on the Monday following Labor Day weekend so I imagine it is much busier during the summer vacation months. This was a relatively easy ride through beautiful property. We were riding hybrid mountain bikes. Western 1/3 is sandy gravel. Eastern 2/3 is well paved. Trail was flooded in one short section just west of Frankfort where we had to ride the shoulder for 1/4 mile. That part of the highway had only light car traffic. No bugs. Would ride this again.

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Robert Vermurlen
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Road bikingBridge out

Smooth flat trail along the river and through woods. Water has closed part of the trail near Elberta, so there is a short detour on the the road.

Thomas Piazza
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Road biking

gorgeous paved trail between Frankfurt and Crystal Lake

Bruce Nichols
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Road biking

Road this trail as a part of an around Crystal Lake ride. Good Ride. Finish at the Cherry Hut for a piece of cherry pie!

Andres S.
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Hiking

I dont like the way alltrails rates or tells you what you can do. This is not two stars. The Little Betsie access is from Green Lakes SW side where theres a launch. Kayak or canoe or trolling motor is the way to go. The river is slow and remote and an awesome getaway. Absoultely no houses or roads once in the TC state forest. Pull out at the Grass Lake campsite dam. Grass Lake is great fiahing i hear. Bird watching is good too.

S G
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Carl Uhlar
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Stephanie Johnston
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Eliza Kriz
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Road biking
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Christina Frudakisss
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Paul Mudde
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Paul Demshur
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Rich Soubliere
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Stephanie Johnston
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Dan Good
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Angela Freed
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Thomas Paul
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Thomas Paul
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Jonathan Buntain
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Frank Glandorf
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Cross Country Skiing
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Cheryl Kobernik
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Cheryl Kobernik
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Alejandro Ramirez
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Nikki Voris
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TJ Jansma
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Steven Wade
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Road biking
Tom Kelly
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Denis DeCamp
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Mo Nabhan
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