Hiking The Hungerford Trail

The 12th most popular hiking trail in Michigan.

North of Grand Rapids and west of Big Rapids in Newyago County, the Hungerford Lake Recreation Area has a gently rolling 13 mile loop for hiking through big oak forest known as the Hungerford Trail.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Big Rapids, head west on SR20 for 8.5 miles. At Norwich Town Hall, turn north on Cypress Avenue for 0.5 miles. At the cemetary, turn east on Hungerford Lake Road for 0.5 miles. Turn north on FS5134 for 0.25 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Note: water may not be available at this recreation area.

Overall, Hungerford Trail is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Michigan.


Local Contact(s):  HMNF (231) 775-2421; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Michigan" from Roger Storm

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Hungerford Lake Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  13394


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