Explore the best trails near Petoskey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Petoskey, Michigan Map

Good. Well marked. Nice walk.

Good why to see Lake Michigan

Wow! From the autumn smells to the crunching sounds beneath my feat. My senses were tingling. What an awesome trail to hike. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

For winter goers: Parking has changed to a different location. You must park at Berger road.

Beautiful trail. Varied terrain.

My husband and I hiked this trail today. We were there about an hour and a half and could have stayed hours longer. It was beautiful, a feast for the senses. We can't wait to come back.

Ride it into Charlevoix for lunch/ect. that's a fun town. as for the trail paved and hills some can be challenging. only draw back is it doesn't hug the lake as much as it appears to on the map.

mountain biking
8 months ago

rails trails
8 months ago

Beautiful views, usually away from traffic, some sections shady. Easy to bike to Charl., have lunch and go back to Petosk. Great way to spend day!

road biking
8 months ago


We found this hike absolutely beautiful! The trails are well maintained and 99% of them are in heavy shade under dense canopy. While it's called a 3 mile loop, it's a trail network with many subloops so you can tailor you hike from 3 to 6 miles before you start retracing your steps. Note that the trailhead a are hard to find - the better one is on Berger Road and will be on the left hand side shortly after turning onto it from Mitchell.

road biking
10 months ago

Nice trail. The head winds on the way to Charlevoix were strong today,but it made the trip back to Petoskey easy.

Very easy trail to hike with some great scenery and a couple nice benches for breaks by the river! Would recommend for a quick evening hike after work!