Skyline Trail is part of the North Country Trail system and offers a glimpse of Little Traverse Bay from the lookout platform amidst the the tranquility of the Bear River Valley. Not for the faint of heart, this is a steep trek with switchbacks.
From Petoskey head east on Mitchell and turn right on Division Road. Follow Division a short distance to Atkins where you'll head east again for .5 miles. Turn right on Cedar Valley Road and go another .5 miles to Greenwood Road where you will want to turn left. Follow Greenwood around the curve 1.5 miles to four-way intersection. Continue south on Brubaker Road for one mile. Turn right on Krause Road - go one more mile. Sign and parking on the right.
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