Trails Trails


DeGray Lake Resort State Park has six trails for guests to enjoy alone or on a scheduled, park interpreter guided hike. Each of DeGray’s trails takes you into a unique area of the park. In order to preserve the beauty of the park and its trails, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. Please protect DeGray’s environment by leaving plants, rocks and wildlife alone as well as helping to keep the trails clean of litter.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park has several Geocaches within the park boundaries for those who participate in, or are interested in learning about this global high-tech treasure hunt.

Notice: To preserve scenic beauty and ecology, fences and warning signs have not been installed in some park locations. Caution and supervision of your children are required while visiting these areas.

We also have the Islets Cove Paddle Trail. Nestled along DeGray Lake’s north shore adjacent to the state park, this three-mile loop trail leads paddlers in and out of tranquil coves and along forested shores that support an abundance of flora and fauna, offering excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.  Trail accessibility is determined by lake level, which is typically ideal between January-July.

 All of the below trails are multi-use.


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Easy Trails

  • Chickadee Trail

    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 0.50 mile

    Description: This trail begins behind the Park Administration Office near the tennis courts. This loop trail takes you through a pine forest down along the shoreline. It is a wonderful trail for anyone interested in seeing waterfowl and wading birds, as well ae t... read more »

  • Green Heron Trail

    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 0.75 mile

    Description: For the bird watcher, this trail offers some of the best viewing opportunities in the park. The wildlife viewing station along the trail offers an excellent vantage point for spotting eagles and waterfowl. The trail begins at the Visitor Center. read more »

  • Island Trail

    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 1 mile mile

    Description: The trail begins near the front entrance of the lodge. The first 75 - 100 yards lead to a road crossing, then the trail splits into a loop which circles back to the beginning. Hardwoods predominate the forest canopy. The trail is located 50 - 60 feet... read more »

  • Saginaw Historic Trail

    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 0.25 miles mile

    Description: Follows an old narrow-gauge railroad bed used by lumbermen around 1900. The trail begins near the dumpstation and is a shortcut to the lake. read more »

  • Towering Pines Trail

    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 1/2 mile mile

    Description: This loop trail meanders through the mixed pine and hardwood forest to the lakeshore and returns to its point of origin. It is particularly spectacular in the spring as it displays an abundance of dogwood trees. read more »