A beautiful late winter, early spring hike. we went from the Franklin campground trail to Hidden Lake Trail, out and back about 5 miles total. it was about 6°F and sunny. trails were sometimes snow covered, a few inches deep with ice crust, or cleared to the leaves and pine needles with a few patches if ice.

Walked a lot on ridges through pines and birch forest, and highlight was walking on a ridge between two small frozen lakes.

Bring some birdseed if you're skiing in during the winter. The chickadees and squirrels will love you for it. There's a nice little hut where you can build a fire and make a day of it. I've biked this a few times in the summer (on a 650b) and it's exceptionally bumpy and rooted. I'm looking forward to trying it out this summer on a fat bike, which might make it a bit easier.

Pretty forest, nice variation in the trail.

Found it good for mountain biking with levels from easy to very difficult. Trails were marked and fairly well maintained. I was very surprised no one was biking it.

cross country skiing
7 months ago

Awesome place for xcountry skiing and feeding the birds!

9 months ago

Good hike with kids!

walking
11 months ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

camping
2 years ago

Unexpectedly tough trail, but I managed to get through it. I hiked halfway around the loop and stayed overnight at one of the developed campsites. The one I was looking for was not marked well, but with some exploring, I found it. The sites of these lakes weren't anything spectacular, but the hike was fun.

horseback riding
2 years ago