Huron-Manistee National Forest - Leaf Lake - Member Hike

Hike Name: Huron-Manistee National Forest - Leaf Lake
Country: United States
State: Michigan
Nearby Town: Brohman
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Brohman, MI, take State Rt. 37 north 2 miles to 11-Mile Rd. Turn west onto 11-Mile Rd. and go 4.5 miles to Nichols Lake campground sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 5140 and go 0.7 miles to campground.

The campground is a single loop near the shores of Nichols Lake in a stand of mixed hardwoods. A wheelchair-friendly ramp provides direct access to the Lake and wheelchair-friendly fishing pier. A nice variety of fish and paved boat ramp make this campground very popular with anglers of all ages. The campground is a short distance from the 3200-mile North Country Scenic Trail, making it popular also with the Trail's through hikers.
Total Hike Distance: 8.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Nichols Lake
Trails Used: North Country Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Lakes
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Huron-Manistee National Forest
Supervisor's Office
1755 S. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Huron-Manistee National Forests has over 330 miles of trails, some of which are shared with horses or cross-country skiers in the winter months. The hiking and horse trails are often linear, while the cross-country and interpretive (nature) trails are usually loops of varied lengths. The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) is a linear trail that passes through a portion of the Huron-Manistee National Forest and links outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural areas in seven of the northern States--New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. We spent two days on the NST and hiked to a series of lakes in the Manistee National Forest. The skeeters were vicious but the scenery and fishing were excellent.


The Ox

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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Huron-Manistee National Forest - Leaf Lake - July 1, 1993 July 1, 1993 3 stars 3 days BirdShooter


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