Best trails in Shingleton, Michigan

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Looking for a great trail near Shingleton, Michigan? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park or Indian Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or Lakeview Park. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Shingleton ranging from 2.5 to 10.1 miles and from 711 to 823 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Shingleton, Michigan
Top trails (10)
#1 - Mosquito Falls and Chapel Falls via Chapel Loop
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Chapel Loop takes you to both Mosquito Falls and Chapel Falls, with stunning views and options to pit stop at Mosquito Beach and Chapel Beach along the way. Start early from the large parking area so you can enjoy lots of time at each scenic overlook. Some parts of the trail run right along the cliff edge on Lake Superior, but not so much that it’s entirely dangerous. Chapel Beach at the bottom is the perfect treat for a long trek. Bring a swimsuit! Once you’re finished, catch Chapel Rock Trail back to the starting point. This route is around ten miles round trip, but there are many trails leading to various points around Chapel basin, so it is easy to customize your trip based on your needs. Dogs, however, are not allowed and users have reported there is a $180 fine for bringing dogs on the trail.Show more
#2 - Chapel Falls and Chapel Beach
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
This route can be made into a much longer loop by turning west at Chapel Beach and walking along the coast before turning east and heading back to the parking area.Show more
#3 - Chapel Beach Loop
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
#4 - Chapel Falls
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Clear, wide trail through the woods with plenty of shade. A lot of foot traffic. View of the falls is wonderful. Make sure to check out all 3 lookouts for the waterfalls - lookout 2 gives the best view!Show more
#5 - Mosquito Falls and Mosquito Beach Loop
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#6 - Little Beaver Lake to Trappers Lake
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
#7 - Spray Falls from Little Beaver Lake
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h
From Little Beaver trail head you will pass an up and down muddy area to reach Superior Lakeshore. Take the west trail for about 1.7 miles to the observation point of Spray Falls. For another 0.3 miles to reach the top of the falls. There is a small trail on the east side of the river to reach the top of the falls.Show more
#8 - Beaver Lake and Little Beaver Lake via Lake Superior Trail Loop
Beaver Basin Wilderness
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
For those not backpacking in the Beaver Basin Wilderness, this is a wonderful day-hiking option with good variety and enjoyable views. Start off at the trailhead following the White Pine Trail until you reach the intersection from where you will follow the Lake Superior Trail to the coast where you can enjoy a stop to absorb the views. Moving on, follow the North Country Trail east until the trail intersection where you will take the Northwest Beaver Lake Trail and follow it to the lake and along the coast under the trees, due west, until you return to the trailhead.Show more
#9 - Little Beave Lake, Beaver Lake and Lake Superior Double Loop
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
This is a great route for anyone looking for views of two beautiful lakes while walking through the woods. With very few people present, this is a great alternative to the Chapel Falls trail. This is also a great alternative to the Beaver Lake Loop, as it avoids the places where bugs are most common. With its figure eight nature, this trail can be done in its entirety or as a shorter version (estimated 4.5-5 miles; where don’t do the second loop of the trail). There are great views no matter which route you take. To avoid the crowds and bugs, it is recommended to walk this trail counter-clockwise, and so start mid morning.Show more
#10 - Mosquito Falls from Chapel Road
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 59 m
Out and back to the three waterfalls at Mosquito Falls. Trail is wet in some areas and rooted in others.Show more