Old Indian Trail

Distance
There are two loops, each about 2.5 miles long

Terrain
Black Arrow Loop has sections of steep hills and sharp curves.

Vegetation
Evergreens and hardwoods

Comments
The trail leads to a view of Lake Michigan


Download a map in pdf format.
 
Old Indian Trail Map
Old Indian Trail Map

NPS Map 2006

 
Old Indian Trail
Trail through the Maple-Beech Forest.

Kerry Kelly 2007

Old Indian Trail has two loops of about 2.5 miles in length. It is also a popular cross country ski and snowshoe trail. Most of the trail runs through maple-beech forest. There is a short hike through the beach dunes to Lake Michigan near the junction of the two loops.
 
Trail through the Dunes to Lake MI
Trail through the dunes to Lake Michigan on the Old Indian Trail.

Kerry Kelly 2007

The trail leads through the beach dunes to Lake Michigan. Note that the drifting sand has almost buried the trail post (blue-tipped post).
 
Beach Dunes to Lake MI
Old Indian Trail spur to Lake MI

Kerry Kelly 2007

The view from the top of the dune looking out to Lake Michigan near where the two loops connect.

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Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630

Phone:

(231) 326-4700

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