Yankee Springs Recreation Area Trail

EASY 32 reviews

Yankee Springs Recreation Area Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Middleville, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
823 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

trail running
17 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

Fun trail. Fair amount of ups and downs with some roots and rocks. Ran bike path. Good workout.

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

8 months ago

Nice single track trail with mild ups and downs. Solid traffic during peak season.

9 months ago

Great for Mt Biking

hiking
10 months ago

Completed multiple loops on a beautiful Mid-Jan day where the temps hit 60. Started at the Hall Lake/Long Lake Trailhead. Links with the Deep Lake Mountain/Hiking Trail past the Devils Soup Bowl (large depression/valley that highlights Yankee Springs). Once on Deep Lake Trail Loop in links with Deep Lake Road for 3/4 mile which is extremely muddy. It jets off of the road looping around a rustic campsite with plenty of sites that look to be frequented by campers during the warmer months. After snaking around the campsite and deep lake you link with the Mountain Bike Staging area. The trail then is shared with Mountain Bikers for a mile or two before linking back at the Devil's Soup Bowl. You can choose to link back with Hall Lake Loop at this point to complete a 6-7 mile loop or cross over to the Long Lake Trail that shares the NCT for 1/2 mile or so. you reach a slippery boardwalk and are offered limited views of long lake. After two miles on the trial you link with the Gun Lake Campground that offers modern camping or the rustic Long Lake campsite. Another 2 miles back to the junction with Hall Lake and you can complete the last mile or so. Overall you can stretch an afternoon at Yankee Springs to a 12 mile loop (4-5 mile there and back with long lake trail).

Not a bad trail system, marked very well. bugs would most likely feast during the warmer months with lakes and wetlands in abundance.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Hike this trail every chance I get!

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Very beautiful day, and the woods keep the trails pretty cool. Lots of bikers the day we went, but everyone was friendly and stayed out of each other's ways. There are lots of splits in the trails, so come prepared to navigate a little bit. All in all, I had a great time and really enjoyed the trails. I would recommend to everyone I know and will definitely be coming back.

Monday, March 14, 2016