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Distance:
0.3 Miles / 0.5 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~9 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Kirk Park
Town:
West Olive, Michigan
Directions:
42.946727, -86.216152
Added:
January 21, 2020
Updated:
February 04, 2020
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59 '

Total Change
39 '

Ascent
54 '

Descent

The Kirk Park Connector Trail at Kirk Park in West Olive, Michigan is an easy 0.3-mile out-and-back trail that connects the northern parking lot to the shores of Lake Michigan.

This short and easy trail leads hikers out to a beautiful view point of Lake Michigan. Hikers will find high bluffs and forested dunes along this hike. During the winter, this trail and other trails at the park are used for cross country skiing as well.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Parking
Hikers will find a very large parking lot at the coordinates provided.

Author's Note
Because of high water levels and extreme beach/dune erosion, much of Kirk Park is presently closed, including several of the dune paths. The North side trail to the beach, featured above, presently ends in a steep drop and hazardous beach conditions. Exercise extreme caution at Kirk Park this season (winter 2020)!

Explore 16 trails near West Olive, MI
  1. Parking

    42.946727, -86.216152
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.946689, -86.216456
  3. Vista along the shores of Lake Michigan

    42.946778, -86.218958
    Vista along the shores of Lake Michigan
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Hazards

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0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Trail added
January 21, 2020
Hiked on
January 20, 2020
Updated on
February 04, 2020

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