Cheboygan State Park (Shore Loop), Cheboygan County (4-3-09) - dwhike
Duncan Bay Shoreline

Cheboygan State Park is a relatively undiscovered gem of the straits area. Its a great place to stretch your legs any time of the year but I hadn't visited in the off-season yet so I decided to check it out.

I was hoping that a lakeside hike would save me from dealing with too much white stuff but it had been a slow thaw this year and there was still a remarkable amount of it left. I intended to do a 5-mile loop along the beach north to Cheboygan Point and then head inland on the way back. my plans changed when I realized just how much snow WAS left and I ended up abandoning the trails almost all together and making a coastal loop instead...turning this into a more interesting hike than it might otherwise have been...


Hike Length: 6.0 miles             Hike Duration: 2:30

Trailhead Temp: 38'F

Min. Elevation: 575'                  Max. Elevation: 590'

Total Vertical Gain: 60'            Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 10'


Directions to State Park Entrance:

-Head east (south) on US-23 about 4 miles to State Park entrance on the left.

-Follow signs to campground to reach the trailhead.