Leelanau Trail

DeYoung Natural Area, Michigan

Distance13.4mi
Elevation Gain702ft
Trailhead Elevation595ft
Top774ft
Elevation Min/Max591/774ft
Elevation Start/End595/595ft

Leelanau Trail

Leelanau Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Leelanau County, Michigan. It is within DeYoung Natural Area. It is 13.4 miles long and begins at 595 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 26.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 702 feet. Along the trail there are waters and parkings.

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"Native Americans christened the peninsula jutting off the northwest Michigan mainland Leelanau. Locals will delight in sharing this definition with you, as well as the fact that they get to live here year-round. With 98 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 30 miles of inland lakes and rivers, and a half-dozen hamlets that ooze with history, ethnicity, sophisticated shops, local artwork, and outstanding restaurants, this wedge of hills and valleys does have much to recommend it.

You'll hit many of the highlights on the Leelanau North Cruise. Optional spurs will allow you to extend your ride to visit a winery tasting room and a lighthouse. The land of delight can be described in three words: water, fruit, and tourism. Like the Old Mission Peninsula to the east, Leelanau's geographic situation creates a unique climate ideal for fruit growing."

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Trail Information

DeYoung Natural Area
Nearby City
DeYoung Natural Area
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level