Blue Trail

Oden Island Nature Preserve

Oden Island Nature Preserve is tucked away within a private community in the middle of Crooked Lake east of Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan. The preserve is a precious piece of property protecting a long stretch of shoreline along one of Northern Michigan's most heavily developed lakes. Around a mile's worth of trails wander the interior of the preserve taking you from the small parking area along the shoreline and out to the eastern tip of Oden Island. A very nice and all but unknown place to stretch your legs on a sunny spring day...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.414618, -84.816785

Route Type: Inverted Lollipop      Difficulty: EASY (Petzoldt Rating: 1.10 )      Mileage Hiked: 1.0 miles      Trailhead Temp: 56'F      Min. Elevation: 595'                    Max Elevation: 615'      Total Elevation Gain: 50'

Trails Used (blaze color): Blue Trail (blue), Red Trail (red)