Old Indian Trails

Frankfort, Michigan 49635

Old Indian Trails

Old Indian Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Loop trails founded by American Indians, winding through mature stands of trees to the shore. The two loops of this trail follow the crests of tree-covered ancient dunes, well inland from today's shoreline. The dunes mark the post-glacial shoreline of Lake Michigan.

The mix of hardwoods and pines that cover the area provide welcome relief from summer heat. The trail is a portion of an Indian trail used to reach the shore area to fish and camp. Special attractions: Isolated beaches along Lake Michigan, and a sprinkling of wildflowers in wooded areas."

Old Indian Trails Reviews

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6/27/2005
This trail is primarily in northern hardwood forest. We hiked on a Tuesday and had virtually no other company on the trail (one jogger and one hikng couple). The trail has two loops - we followed the black diamond loop. There is a little up and down but nothing strenous. The best part is when you arrive at the dune overlook. Beautiful view of Lake Michigan and unspoiled dunes. Its a short walk to the beach but its all uphill on dune sand coming back. Overall a very enjoyable hike.
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Trail Information

Frankfort
Nearby City
4.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Summer and early fall
Season
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Local Contacts
National Park Service Old Indian Trail map; USGS Frankfort quad.
Local Maps

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