Fife Lake, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails
Along this 21 mile loop trail, hikers can enjoy the scenic views, serenity of the forest, streams and the Manistee River. They can take advantage of the two state forest campgrounds in the loop and the Trail Town of Fife Lake Village.
The entire loop makes for a perfect weekend backpacking trek. Stay Friday in Cadillac and start your trek early Saturday at the Old US-131 Campground to enjoy the most scenic portion – the 10.6-mile walk to Spring Lake Campground. Sunday is a 9.5-mile trek to return to the Old US-131 trailhead where you can depart for home or pitch their tent for the night on the banks of the Manistee River in the campground’s walk-in campsites.