Explore the most popular trails in Shawnee Mac Lakes Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This trail goes around both lakes and is a relatively flat and mostly chat trail. Nice views of both lakes. The highlight was a Great Horned Owl perched on a tree looking at us.

hiking
6 months ago

Mostly chat trail around a lake. Easy walk with nice view of the lake.

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hiking
6 months ago

Pleasant walk with lake views and varied forest. Very flat so easy for all. The trail has been graveled so no mud.

walking
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Easy, wide, flat mostly graveled trail around the lake. If you start from the boat ramp parking lot the trail starts on the left and goes clockwise around the lake. If starting at 2nd parking lot the trail starts at the dam. There is a 2nd shorter trail around the smaller lake. It connects on each side of the dam. The smaller trail is gravel on the far side of the lake and is a mowed grass path along the parking lot side. Nice little trail.

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fun loop around a lake. Easy, relatively flat trail. Yellow-rumped Warblers were thick.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Nice area outside of town. Pretty trail with lots of pine groves to walk through. Nice bridges over the streams going into the lake. The trail splits by the Dam. I went around the lake and walked the gravel road back to the parking area.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This is a nice little trail close to town. Mild hike with great views.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, July 11, 2014