Highbanks Trail is a 8 mile point-to-point trail located near Oscoda, Michigan and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November.
Ran this trail from Iargo Springs to Lumber Mans Monument. Total distance from Iargo to Lumber Mans is only 3.6 Miles. Not sure how these are mapped out since I keep reading conflicting distances. Even the trail head map put up by the forest service was wrong distance wise. Otherwise a great trail and good for a quick 5k or 10k (turn around at Lumber Mans and head back to Iargo)
I hike this trail in every season as it is a favorite. Iargo Springs is a great place to get a cardio workout on the stairs and cool off in the shade, them off to the canoers memorial and lumberman's monument. The view along the AuSable is gorgeous!
Nice hike from lumbers monument to Iargo springs. The trail goes mostly along the river through the woods. The only down side are the parts where you walk under the power lines. We went down the stairs at Iargo springs and at the monument. It's absolutely worth it. Nice views. Total distance is about 8-9 miles going to and back.
We hiked this trail today. Confused about the actual distance. Also, did the stairs at Lumberman's Monument..272. We live in Oscoda and love these trails!
Love this trail... Beautiful scenic look-outs along the Au Sable, sandy parts and a few climbs make a nice challenge. Went Iargo to Lumberman's with a loop around Lumberman's and back. The best part... There's never anyone on this trail! :-)
Fun hike. Hiked from lumbers monument to iargo springs about 10 mi there and back. Pretty sure this trails open year round since we just hiked it late December.
Good hike. Definitely check out vista point. Some of the time you are following power lines.