Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
23 days 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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and the dunes were the best part

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous trails, lots of down trees to navigate over or under but very fun and a great view of nature up close.

hiking
7 months ago

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

Gorgeous forest. Ally will love it!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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. ❤❤❤❤

hiking
10 months ago

We took the lower trail - the Potawatomi. We found the trail was poorly maintained; there were multiple trees - medium to small - that had fallen on the trail, there was a fair amount of plant growth on the path, which would not have been so bad had it not been ladden with poison ivy. So much of my viewing pleasure was taken by constantly having to watch for the poisonous plant that it greatly detracted from enjoying the vistas. Additionally this trail was heavily filled with mosquitoes so be prepared for that too.

specifically says no bikes.

11 months ago

Good park. Not to difficult to backpack and good camp sites.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great trail

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.

hiking
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!

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 03, 2016

Beutiful scenery, fairly flat, but didn't do all the trail

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Well marked trails, enjoyable forest hike.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Amazing. Bring bug spray !!

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)

hiking
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!

hiking
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Great hike

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nice trails through the woods. Very quiet and peaceful since we pretty much had all trails to ourselves! You won't find spectacular views but an extensive trail system. We took the outer trails all around. That makes for about 12-13 miles of hiking.

hiking
Saturday, September 26, 2015

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.

hiking
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Easy to find. We'll marked and mapped. Wide grassy trails. Rolling hills typical Northern Michigan forest. Hiked over six miles.

Monday, May 26, 2014

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!

trail running
Saturday, August 17, 2013

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! :-)

hiking
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Lovely family spot. Many distances available for the hikers. Don't be afraid to check out Silver Valley across monument road from Corsair. Both are excellent.

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