Lost Twin Lakes Pathway

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

  • Length: 2.7 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Bike Type: Mountain
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • Trail Website: michigandnr.com

This pathway is located 7 miles southeast of Houghton Lake in the AuSable State Forest. This trail is located 7 miles south of Houghton Lake on Reserve Rd (County Road 400). This 3 mile loop trail winds through an old growth pine forest.   Designed for hiking and cross-country skiing this trail has several bridges.  The trail also contains scenic overviews of pristine wetlands areas.


MichiganTrailMaps.com says, "This pathway is for people who like to walk in the woods. The main attraction of Lost Twin Lakes are the century-old white pines scattered along the trail, giant trees that survived waves of loggers in the late 1800s. The pathway also features an interesting topography that includes ridges, sinkholes, wetlands and swamps and those small namesake lakes that gives it a wonderful North Woods ambience. Like all state forest pathways, Lost Twin Lakes is open to Nordic skiing and snowshoeing as well as mountain biking." Click here for trail maps!


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business


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