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Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit

West Coast/Lake Michigan, Michigan

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Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit

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  • Loose rocks are common on the trail.- Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit
  • A typical sandy climb with natural obstacles.- Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit
  • Riverbed climb with large, loose stones.- Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit
  • Short climbs abound.- Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit
  • Powerline downhill.- Yankee Springs Mountain Bike Loop: Deep Lake Unit
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Trail feels natural. Shaded.
Cons: 
Very sandy in dry summer months.
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Region:
West Coast/Lake Michigan, MI
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Net Elevation Gain: 
637.00 ft (194.16 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Black diamond
Total Distance: 
12.45 mi (20.04 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
874.00 ft (266.40 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Yankee Springs Deep Lake Unit Mountain bike trail offers riders a natural feeling trail through the woods around Gun Lake. The staging area provides ample parking with changing rooms and a pit toilet. There is no water available at the staging area. The park also offers rustic drive-up camping, which is $13 per site with a Michigan Recreation Pass.

The trail consists of a 2-mile warm-up loop, which is as equally technical as the longer main loop. The distance of the main loop can be reduced with the use of shortcuts that are well-labeled throughout the trail. The trail contains countless roots, rock gardens and steep, slippery up-and-down sections requiring a moderate level of skill to ride safely. In the dry summer months, sections of the trail can have deep sand for stretches up to 200 yards. The trail is in its prime during the spring months before it dries out.

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