Area and Trail Information
These pictures are from the Chief Noonday Trail, which is a trail in the northwest part of the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Yankee Springs is located in Barry County, south of Grand Rapids in the western lower peninsula of Michigan.
Bridge over stream
This trail has a trailhead and parking area located on M-179 (Chief Noonday Road) in Yankee Springs.
Also, part of the Chief Noonday Trail (about the southern 60%) runs concurrently with the North Country Trail (a national scenic trail).
I hiked the entire trail in both directions. Picture order is given from the M-179 trailhead.
Trailhead entry: 20100906 1553 CNT, 1553a CNT, 1555 map
Southbound: 20100906 1556 CNT, 1557 CNT, 1602 CNT, 1607 CNT, 1610 CNT, 1612 NCT-CNT, 1618 NCT-CNT, 1626 NCT-CNT, 1633 NCT-CNT-LLT
Northbound: 20100906 1449 NCT-LLT-CNT, 1450 NCT-CNT, 1457 NCT-CNT, 1513 NCT-CNT, 1539 CNT, 1543 CNT, 1549 CNT, 1551 CNT, 1551a CNT