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Long Lake Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Middleville, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 314 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Cross country skiing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Charla Trubey-Hockman
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Justin Jackson
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Well marked and groomed trail. Only downfall is that the trail is very tight in most areas, not allowing for you to step off the trail to let oncoming hikers pass.

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Nichole Ridner
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Beautiful, clean trail ~ slippery when wet decking to walk on to cross the marshy areas

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Sara Blechinger
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HikingBugs

Pretty easy trail. Well groomed and well marked. Trail starts right off Briggs Road and ends before marked location on map. Also map goes off designated route for about 0.5 mile near the end.

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Heather Walsh
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Leah Newhof
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For the trail itself, I have no complaints. Beautiful trees and shrubbery with plenty of toads and chipmunks to entertain us. The boardwalk was very pleasant as well, going through a bit of wetlands with flourishing plants. If I had one negative thing to say, it would be the bugginess. The deer flies and mosquitoes became progressively worse as I walked along, causing us to walk faster and smack our legs. I cannot, however, make the generalization that this trail is always buggy. I hiked it on a very hot and humid day, so I should not be surprised at the swarms. Would recommend!

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Chris Sherman
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Nice walk, not crowded and peaceful.

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Amberly Bell
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Jessica Tyler
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Good dog friendly trail. Little slick on the boardwalk. The downloaded map does not match the trail.

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Amy Hoek
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Not my favorite run as the long board walk has some sections that are loose and springboard like. May be slippery if it were wet. Otherwise the slight hills were fun and challenging.

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James Brutsche
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Overall not the most exciting trail, lacks any wow factor along with being a point to point results in a lackluster trail. You can reach this trail at the western terminus/trailhead which is on gun lake road across from the gun lake campground and a short distance from the ranger station. There is a small parking lot that should be hard to miss. I choose the eastern terminus which starts at hall lake loop which can be accessed off of Norris road which leads to the Devils soup bowl. The trail (green markers) on the eastern end starts and is shared as the North Country Trail (blue markers/rectangles) for 1/2 a mile or so. You cross Norris road and long lake road as you head west. The NCT trail links with Chief Noon-a-day trail (white markers) and you continue west through the woods passing though pines and an clearing with purple thorns. You slowly descend until you reach 1/2 mile boardwalk which goes through low lying flood plains. You can see Long Lake from a distance but you never have an opportunity to get close until you reach the western terminus. The boardwalk itself is slippery so be careful as it is moss covered and appears to be old (still in very good shape!). After the boardwalk you have another 1/4 mile or so until you reach the trailhead. After reaching the trailhead you must turn back and make the 2.1ish mile hike back to Hall Lake Trail. You can camp at the modern Gun Lake Campground or at the rustic Long Lake Camp. Overall this trail was pretty easy, the marsh near the boardwalk would be teeming with mosquitos during the warmer months. Yankee Springs has plenty of better than this.

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Kim Wieber
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Dan Gullion
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Jon Male
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Brielle Jaglowski
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Chris Pattock
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Michael Baas
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david foos
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Anna Stewart
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Nichole Ridner
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Terri Phelps
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Dan Gullion
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Dan Gullion
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Amy Jensen
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Bill Blodgett
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John Cope
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