Highbanks Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
#2 of 12 trails in

Highbanks Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oscoda, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.7 miles
646 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




4 months ago

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

6 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. ❤❤❤❤

10 months ago

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

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!

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.

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! :-)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Fun hike. Hiked from lumbers monument to iargo springs about 10 mi there and back. Pretty sure this trails open year round since we just hiked it late December.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Good hike. Definitely check out vista point. Some of the time you are following power lines.

4 months ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, April 14, 2012