Reid Lake Foot Travel Area

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

  • Length: 11.79 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Flat To Moderate
  • Organization: US Forest Service
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Twelve miles of gently rolling trail through the Huron National Forest will lead you around Reid Lake and many smaller lakes and bogs. Once part of a northern Michigan farm, Reid Lake is a 3,000 acre back-country recreation experience that is closed to motor vehicles. The ski trails are easily negotiated by a beginning skier, with enough rolling terrain to please even the more advanced skier. Hunting and fishing are permitted. Reid Lake boasts a large population of largemouth bass, perch, sunfish, and rainbow trout. Small boats, canoes, and inflatable rafts are permitted, but they must be carried in and out of the foot travel area. Parking lot (plowed) and trailhead are located on M-72. National Forest Service vehicle pass is required.               


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.

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  • 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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