Hungerford Lake Trail


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Hungerford Lake Trail of Newaygo County, Michigan

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Trail Distance:

13 miles long.

Location:

The Hungerford Lake Recreation Area is located in Newaygo County, Michigan. The nearest community is Big Rapids, about 7 miles east.

Access from Big Rapids take M-20 west about 8.5 miles west to Norwich Town Hall, then go north on Cypress Avenue 0.5 miles to the cemetery. Turn east and go 0.5 miles on Hungerford Lake Road, then turn north on Forest Road 5134 for 0.25 miles to trailhead on left.

Access from White Cloud take M-20 east 17 miles to Norwich Town Hall, then north on Cypress Avenue 0.5 miles to the cemetery. Turn east and go 0.5 miles on Hungerford Lake Road, then turn north on Forest Road 5134 for 0.25 miles to trailhead on left.

Trail Description:

Cross Country Ski trail is not groomed.

Hungerford Lake Recreation Area is a multiple-use area. In spring, summer, and fall, you may enjoy hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking. During the winter months, the trail is a popular cross-country ski trail.

Facilities:

  • 13 Mile Trail System
  • Parking Area
  • Gravel Boat Launch
  • Designated Camping Sites

The Hungerford Lake Recreation is open to the public year round and a Huron Manistee National Forest vehicle pass is required at this site. Please contact the Ranger Station for complete details and costs.

Care should be taken to keep the area clean and in the condition it was found, so visitors are asked to please pack out what they pack in.

NOTICE: Pending regulations may prohibit gas combustion engines on the lake.

Light blue, diamond shaped confidence markers on trailside trees and posts designate the trail system. Level of difficulty signs are posted at trailhead and along the trail systems: (Beginner to Advanced). A "You are here" map and benches are located at the trail intersections.

To avoid resource damage, camping is allowed at numbered sites only. Camping at these sites is limited to 14 consecutive days. Water is not available and there are no garbage facilities.

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