Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Huron National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

Easy to find off the main road. Plenty of ups and downs along the trail. Wear hiking boots if you can although good walking shoes will work. Be sure to use your bug dope as mosquitoes and deer flies hang out there. Tom and Joyce

6 days ago

especially great for birding. saw scarlet tanagers. beautiful trail

on Wolf Creek Trail

28 days ago

Michigan hiking is a joy

beautiful nice walk

Very nice trail. My pup and I had a great time hiking it. we didnt get to do much because it started to rain. We will definitely be going back.

2 months ago

Just went there on memorial day and it kicked my ass but loved it. Hope to run it again someday.

Nice and quiet trail tucked away in northern Michigan. I found a wonderful spot to camp next to Byron lake about halfway through the loop and finished the loop on day 2.

3 months ago

Camped at Cooke Dam and then hiked. Trail has some very nice overlooks and when you get to the high elevation it is pretty flat for a good while. It did not feel like it was as long as it was

4 months ago

Beautiful and the dunes were the best part

4 months ago

This trail is gorgeous - and not very well known. The little brother to the Manistee River Trail but very similar and way less people and more remote.

Nice trails. Beautiful scenery. Went end of March, trails were a little slippery in spots , but overall good.

5 months ago

I have spent a fair amount of time in this area. It’s a very “doable” hike for just about anyone. That’s the best part. I took my family with me today. We spotted a vehicle so we could just walk it one way. Enough snow on the trail to make things occasionally slippery but not enough to need snowshoes. Very pretty red pines and other lowland boreal forest looking terrain. It’s worth the hike.

5 months ago

Best hiking trail in lower Michigan.

5 months ago

Cool trail that travels along the AuSable River. Trailhead is at Largo Springs and passes through Canoer’s Memorial and Lumbermans Monument. 6.4 miles one way. Great dune views near end.

9 months ago

great trail, until i found a hunter in a blind 10yds off trail right by the river

10 months ago

One of the most scenic lower Michigan hikes you can do. Run down the dunes to the river and back up again.

Great views of the river!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Miles of hiking along the AuSable River with some gorgeous views. I'm ready to go back this year to spot all the fall colors (maybe even make time for a canoe trip on the river). One of the best hiking trails to represent my hometown. ❤❤❤❤

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Nice trail, easy walking with no obsticals. The view looking down the hill into the river is great.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beautiful trail hike got cut short from Thunderstorms can't wait take go back an finish up :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

very nice trail did all 8 Miles on 9/Apr/2017 all but two trees cleared from the path. Very nice trail to have as my first trail of the year. Easy enough to follow, next time going to go through a little slower and get a few pictures.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Been running and training on this trail for years. Just challenging enough to keep it tough but gentle enough to keep it fun.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The trail itself is slightly hard to follow in certain spots due to downed trees, but that just adds to the beauty of the area. Very large hemlock and even seedlings that have been planted by volunteer groups can be found. Easy access to the trail and restrooms off of Chase Bridge Road too!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Very nice hike along the water. Entrance trail near boat launch was a little tight. Start at marker 10 for an easier hike, farther from the water. Great geocaches!

trail running
Saturday, September 17, 2016

I'm not sure how this is listed as 1.3 miles considering the signage clearly shows it is nearly 8 miles total distance (one way out and back) if accessed from M-72. There is a sign at the trailhead, although it can be accessed at other points. Some down trees In had to climb over, but that is more of a small detail rather than a gripe. Follows the Au Sable for a nice stretch and there are some decent looks at the river. I half hiked half ran these trails. I'd go back for sure.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Beautiful trail, well marked. still lots of blueberries.

Friday, July 29, 2016

nice walk year round

trail running
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Always a peaceful walk.
Trail could use maintenance though.

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