Wilderness-North Country

Zippie's Ski Trail

Address: Wilderness State Park 903 Wilderness Park Dr Carp Lake, MI 49718
Countie(s) trail is located in: Emmet
Trail Type(s): Camping <> Cross Country Skiing <> Hiking <> Mountain Biking <> Swimming
Trail Measurement: Trail: 16.8 Miles & Area: 10,512 Acres
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Located in Emmet County, the Wilderness-North Country trail offers visitors an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of northern Michigan. The trail is a part of the larger North Country National Scenic Trail, which stretches over 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota.

The Wilderness-North Country trail in Emmet County is a challenging hike, spanning 16.8 miles with elevations ranging from 673 feet to 1,116 feet. Hikers will encounter a variety of terrain, from rocky ridges to forested valleys and open fields. The trail also includes a section of boardwalk through a wetland area.

In addition to its varied terrain, the Wilderness-North Country trail also offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Hikers can take in panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the Mackinac Bridge from the trail’s high points.

Wildlife is abundant along the trail, including white-tailed deer, black bears, coyotes, and a variety of bird species. The Wilderness-North Country trail is also a great place for wildflower enthusiasts, with a variety of species blooming throughout the spring and summer months.

For those looking for a shorter hike, the trail can be broken down into smaller sections. The North Country Trail Association offers detailed maps and trail descriptions to help visitors plan their hikes.

Overall, the Wilderness-North Country trail in Emmet County is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With its stunning views, challenging terrain, and diverse wildlife, it’s a great way to experience the natural beauty of northern Michigan.

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References and More Info

  • DNR
  • Compass Latitude: 45°43’27.5″N
  • Compass Longitude: 84°57’54.5″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 45.7242958
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-84.9651437
  • Elevation in Feet:
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  • Trail Measurement: Trail: 16.8 Miles & Area: 10,512 Acres

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