Danny H. on Cedar River
Heidi L. on Lake Wilderness
Family friendly swimming area. Plenty of space to picnic after walking the trail.
Melonie R. on Lake Wilderness
Scenic and fun trail; very kid friendly! Geo-caches along the way.
Easy trail to do with the family.
We thought the 8 mile loop would be next to the lake for the entire loop, but the main trail was only next to the lake for about 2 miles. We went off a few side trails to stay close to the water, and were pleasantly surprised to see a park there with a beach/swimming area and plenty of grass for picnicking in the summertime. There were also tennis courts, a baseball field, and big toys for kids. I would recommend Mapquesting Lake Wilderness Lodge for better directions than just clicking on the "Directions" link from this site. Those directions took us to a residential area with park access for members only.