Location: 1129 Wilson Street


About Avalanche...

The Avalanche Mountain Preserve comprises 300 plus acres of woodland located on the southern border of Boyne City, Michigan in Charlevoix County and extends beyond the City limits into Wilson Township. The area is a predominantly sloping terrain with approximately 90% of the park wooded. The area offers many types of recreational activities including hiking, biking, skiing, skating, jogging and snowmobiling and the newest additions, an archery range and disc golf. Maintenance and planning for the future of the park are the responsibilities of the Boyne City Parks Department and the Boyne City Parks and Recreation Commission, respectively. Donations for the maintenance and future development of the park are accepted through the City Manager. If you are interested, please contact the City at (231)582-6597.

Avalanche Overlook/Hiking Trails - There are 462 steps to the top of Avalanche with a platform available to view the City and Lake Charlevoix. Don't worry, there are benches along the way if you need to catch your breath! Also available are trails for hiking or snowshoeing. Refer to the Avalanche Trail map.


Mountain Bike Trails   

Avalanche has miles and miles of awesome mountain bike / fat tire bike trails to be discovered.  There are beginner, intermediate and advanced rider loops.  Partnering with the Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA), the trails have been renovated and expanded for optimal riding pleasure, trail sustainability and preservation of the natural beauty that draws riders to this area. Click here to view or print a detailed map of the various bike trails.