Duncan Bay Shoreline

Cheboygan State Park - Shore Loop


Cheboygan State Park is a relatively undiscovered gem of the straits area. It’s 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...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.662389, -84.407715

Route Type: Loop      Difficulty: CHALLENGING (Petzoldt Rating: 6.12 )      Hike Length: 6.0 miles      Hike Duration: 2:30      Trailhead Temp: 38'F                              Trail Traffic: NONE!!      Min. Elevation: 575'      Max. Elevation: 590'      Total Vertical Gain: 60'      Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 10'

Trails Used (blaze color): Blue Trail (blue), Green Trail (green), Yellow Trail (yellow)

4-3-2009