Explore the most popular walking 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.

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.

hiking
21 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

Trails are great for spring hiking.

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.

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

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

Best hiking trail in lower Michigan.

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
6 months ago

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

We did a portion of this trail (about 3.5 miles) and it was a nice easy hike. Even thought it was a holiday weekend, we were the only people on the trail (that we saw). Very serene and relaxing hike.

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.

Nice rolling hills throughout the trail.

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.

Great views of the river!

Gorgeous forest. Ally will love it!

hiking
8 months ago

cross country skiing
9 months ago

Used to go cross country skiing out here with my dad and sisters when we were kids. We have a good story or two about some black diamond hills and getting lost on the trail after sunset... Would like to go out here again and get my boyfriend on the trails this time. ❤❤❤

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. ❤❤❤❤

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

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.

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

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!

hiking
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.

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