Old Mission Point Park is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Traverse City, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.9 miElevation gain193 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsBeachLakeViewsWildlifeHistoric site
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This is a lovely, well-maintained trail largely in sight of Lake Michigan. The trail and its offshoots are clearly marked, making this an easy, low-key walk with lots of options for shortening or extending your route. You may encounter some deer and owls. Excellent diversity from deep piney woods to sparkling beaches and a historic lighthouse at the apex. The trail is well maintained, and generally easy, with just a short downhill grade to the lighthouse.

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Libby Peters
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HikingIcySnow

I absolutely loved this trail! In fact, it is one of my favorite trails to hike. The maps are so easy to follow, the trails are very well maintained and the views are just beautiful!! I hiked this back in December (winter); I am sure it is equally as beautiful in the summer & fall.

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Lily Brown
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Lots of ice but very pretty

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Sarah B
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HikingGreat!Snow

Did a new year’s day hike and it was lovely - clear signage, easy-to-follow paths, and peaceful winter atmosphere. Much of the path is through the woods, but you do get nice lake vistas closer to the lighthouse. There are some memorial benches along the way if you want to take a rest. Overall this trail is easy with minimal elevation change. There were a couple steep bits that were tricky in the snow.

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Ed Bannon
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Easy well-marked trail system with many options to add or cutback. Pleasant enough but a little dull. Some nice pine sections.

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Jelena Duvnjak Ex Dolic
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Trent Slabaugh
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Alex Gust
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Bre Ratkowiak
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HikingMuddy

many options for paths to take. trail has extensions off to the beach also!

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Matt Roney
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Jim Jupiter
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful Autumn day in November. Well matted trail, markers at each intersection, and good mix of eco. Heavily trafficked area. Dogs on leash. Caught moon and sunset over the bay.

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Barbara Fitzpatrick
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Nice to have an extensive trail system nearby. I hiked 5.8 miles and only ran into on short section that wasn’t clearly marked. Be sure to wear orange tho’ as this is an active hunting spot. Today, a group were pushing deer midday with hunting (capture) right from trail in two spots.

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Sylvia Rombis
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HikingGreat!

Amazing trail on the tip of Old Mission Peninsula. Especially on a gorgeous cool fall day with impossibly blue sky and gorgeous views of Grand Traverse Bay! Well maintained an well marked path that allowed many options on hiking. We went through golden deciduous forests, pine forests, meadows and some beautiful clearings. The walk on the sand of the bay near the lighthouse was especially lovely but the most crowded. The rest of our hike was quiet and only a couple of hikers on our path. We took our time with this hike as every turn was photo worthy and we stopped to take it all in.

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Diane Warstler
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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous 6.6 miles on a crisp fall day!!

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Mark Vandegrift
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Awesome.

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Bruce Chaput
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George Bearden
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Very nice well marked trail. A couple of steep spots, but mostly easy and flat. You can also park at the light house if you want to avoid the long approach trail. The lighthouse was busy with people who haven't heard that there is a pandemic on.

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Chandra Dorsman
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Well marked trail with diverse scenery. We did entire outer look which was 6.5 miles

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Patricia Wheeler
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Hiking

Great diverse trail! I loved the variety of trees and overall changes in landscape. My favorite part was enjoying the swing set on the beach near the lighthouse!

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Nancy Handy
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HikingGreat!

Super nice trail. The birch or beech trees stood out. Wind thru leaves so relaxing.

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Lisa Jabusch
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Very easy walk. Fun to check the maps at each point to pick a different direction to go if you felt like it.

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Stephanie Armstrong
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Hiking

Nice early fall hike

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John Hines
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The digital map within the app is incomplete. Probably half of my hike today they had thought I was off route even though I’m clearly on marked in maintained trails

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- 3 months ago

Thanks for the review, John! We have updated the route accordingly. Still see something wrong? Please write us at support@alltrails.com!

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Steve Burrows
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HikingGreat!

Excellent diversity from deep piney woods to sparkling beaches and a historic lighthouse at the apex. Well maintained, just a couple short 30-40% grades, otherwise easy-moderate.

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Gretchen Soechting-McGuire
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HikingGreat!

This is a lovely, well-maintained trail largely in sight (and sound!) of Lake Michigan. There were some wildlife sightings and very few fellow hikers. The trail and its offshoots were clearly marked, making this an easy, low-key walk with lots of options for shortening or extending your route.

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Kathryne Bonnivier
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HikingGreat!

Nice hike, clear pathways, some elevation. Saw a handfuls of deer, an owl and dead mouse and a dead squirrel which were creepy. We started at marker 22, went north to the light house at marker one and circled our way back through 7,6,5,4,and 3. Outhouses were clean too!

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Ken Marion
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Well maintained trail.

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Andy Toskey
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Great trail!

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Faune Benson-Schuitema
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