Yankee Springs-Sassafras Nature Trail

Yankee Springs-Deep Lake Trail

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Address: Yankee Springs State Recreation Area 2104 S Briggs Rd. Middleville, MI 49333
Countie(s) trail is located in: Barry
Trail Type(s): Camping <> Cross Country Skiing <> Hiking <> Mountain Biking

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Yankee Springs-Deep Lake Trail: Hiking Adventure in Barry County, MI

Experience the beauty of Michigan’s outdoors on the Yankee Springs-Deep Lake Trail. This 4.5-mile loop trail located in Barry County, MI, offers a moderate hiking experience through scenic forests and around a beautiful lake. The trail is suitable for hikers of all skill levels and also welcomes dogs on leashes.

Starting at Deep Lake Campground, the trail leads hikers through towering trees and along the shores of the peaceful Deep Lake. Along the way, visitors may spot wildlife such as deer and waterfowl. The trail also features several benches for resting and taking in the stunning scenery.

The Yankee Springs-Deep Lake Trail is well-marked with yellow blazes, making it easy for hikers to follow. However, it is recommended to bring a map or download a GPS trail map beforehand for added convenience.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore Michigan’s natural beauty on the Yankee Springs-Deep Lake Trail.


Starts across from the campground office. The trail winds around the bog area at the South end of Deep Lake, proceed across open fields and old farm homesteads and leads to the Devil’s Soupbowl where it winds around the little Soup Bowl and returns by the trail North of Deep Lake.

Mountain Biking:

The trail markers are bicycle silhouettes. Portions of this trail are shared with the Mountain Biking Trail.

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References and More Info

  • Compass Latitude: 42°36’51.8″N
  • Compass Longitude: 85°29’19.5″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 42.614381
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-85.488739
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 4 Miles


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