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Hiking


Hit the trails at Crystal Mountain for a relaxing or invigorating hiking experience. Enjoy miles of amazing on-site hiking trails, including a 1.6 mile loop through the acclaimed Michigan Legacy Art Park . Download Crystal Mountain's Hiking Trail Map or ask for a printed map when you're here.

Biking & Hiking Map (PDF) »

Trekking Pole Rental Rates

Trekking Poles are available to rent at the Peak Fitness Center. Rentals are free for Four Seasons Club Members. For more information, please call 888-968-7686 ext. 7300.

1 hour - $5
2 hours - $8
8 Hours - $15


Nearby Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Our corner of northwest lower Michigan is a hiker's paradise. From secluded wooded pathways to dazzling lakeshore vistas, hikers of all ages will find trails worth exploring again and again.

Our on-property trail system connects to the 10-mile Betsie River Pathway in the Pere Marquette State Forest. Also, the beautiful 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail is easily accessible, stretching from the nearby village of Thompsonville to the city of Frankfort on Lake Michigan. Also, many of the hiking trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are within a scenic 30 minute drive from Crystal Mountain.

Some of our favorite, off-property hiking trails are located just a short drive from Crystal Mountain and are protected by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy . Here are some treasured GTRLC hiking trails:

Misty Acres: The Borwell Preserve - 4 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Arcadia Dunes: Pete's Woods Trail - 9 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Arcadia Dunes: Dryhill Trails - 12.5 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Arcadia Dunes: Baldy Trails - 13 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve - 14.7 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Upper Herring Lake Nature Preserve - 15 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve - 16 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »
Elberta Dunes South Natural Area - 17 miles from Crystal Mountain. Map to Trailhead »

Or get adventurous and explore the extensive trail networks of Manistee County , our neighboring county to the south. Local favorites include the Manistee River Trail and Big-M Recreation Area .

Pet rules vary by trail. If you are traveling with a pet, we recommend confirming in advance if furry friends can join your off-property hike.

Location
On Site
Age Requirements
0+
Biking & Hiking Maps
See our beginner, intermediate and advanced trails to explore.
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