Mcnearney Lake Road

Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan

Elevation Gain211ft
Trailhead Elevation989ft
Elevation Min/Max961/1066ft
Elevation Start/End989/989ft

Mcnearney Lake Road

Mcnearney Lake Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chippewa County, Michigan. It is within Hiawatha National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 989 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 211 feet.
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Mcnearney Lake Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"If you are looking for buffed singletrack, then skip this ride; but if solitude and adventure are your goal, read on. This rugged pathway rolls endlessly on a slow often-spongy trail. Mixing doubletracks with dirt roads, the pathway rambles through areas of selective logging and over many downed trees.

The often-steep hills plunge through two clearings with an old-orchard feeling, perfect for a picnic. Although marked with numbered posts and maps, the trail has some confusing sections, possibly the result of logging. The North Country Trail crosses nearby, and a log cabin—a skiers’ warming hut in the winter—gives the area a rustic feel. Tread: 5.2 miles of doubletrack, 1.1 miles of dirt road."

"In the Far Eastern Upper Peninsula, farmlands have replaced most of the forest that once covered the area, but when there is some, it’s made the most of, and such is the case here. The trail is located on a series of ancient Lake Superior (geologists call this glacial-age water body Lake Algonquin) sand dunes.

There are some huge hardwoods here, many more than 150 years old. There’s also a white spruce plantation through the valleys between the hills. Pull into the parking lot and you’re already immersed in some U.P. history. The lot was the site of Camp 4, a turn-of-the-19th-century logging camp that one of the loops is named for. Surface quality: Groomed and single track set regularly, averaging once a week."

Mcnearney Lake Road Reviews

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Thanks to lots of lake-effect snow, trails are in great shape! Lately, they've been groomed 2 times per week. A great place to get away from other people and enjoy quiet tranquility. This trail is not flat and straight, but winding and rolling. Big snowy trees, little critter tracks, and a crackeling fire in the warming cabin...It just don't get any better. We love Winter!

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Hiawatha National Forest
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Hiawatha National Forest
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Hiawatha National Forest
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Nov 2018