Alcona County Trail - This trail system is located within Alcona Co. There is one Forest Service operated trailhead for this trail. The trail is 45-miles long and links to both the Iosco and Oscoda county snowmobile trails in the winter.
Iosco County Snowmobile Trail - this trail is lcoated in Iosco County and has four Forest Service operated trailheads. This trail links to the Alcona County Trail.
Ogemaw County Snowmobile Trail - this trail travels east to west, starting at the Iosco County line.
Oscoda County Snowmobile Trail - this trail is located wthin Oscoda County and connects to the Alcona County Trail.
This trail has seven interconnecting loops ranging from 1.36 miles to 4.34 miles long. The complete trail is signed with "You Are Here" maps, difficulty rating information and blue diamond shaped confidence markers. The peaceful trail traverses a mix of northern hardwoods and some large pine. Several bridge crossings lead hikers across streams, as the gently sloping trail takes them past beaver ponds and up gently rolling hills. Some short stretches of the trail will go from 5% grade to 25%, and will be more difficult for some hikers. The trail is very popular for jogging, walking dogs, and families with younger children. In the winter there is a sled hill a short walk from the parking lot.
Corsair Trail has 28.3 miles of one-way trail that varies from gently rolling, easy terrain to somewhat hilly, most difficult terrain. The trails may be hiked anytime during the snow-free periods. The trails are marked with blue diamond-shaped confidence markers.
From Corsair Trailhead - This portion of the trail has a spur to a 600 ft. interpretive and fishing trail along Silver Creek.
From Silver Valley Trailhead - The portion of trail from this trailhead offers skiing that is gentler and less hilly. There are two Silver Creek bridge crossings on this section.
Wrights Lake Trailhead - This portion of the trail provides a little more challenge with longer loops and steeper hills.
These trails are located on the Manistee side of the Huron-Manistee NF's. There are 332 miles of snowmobile trail on the Manistee side of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Honeymoon Lake, Newaygo, Oceana and Ward Hills are towards the southern end of the Forest, while the remaining trails are towards the northern section of the forest.
The lower 26-miles of the Pine River was designated a National Scenic River in 1992. The Pine River provides a unique recreation experience for lower Michigan, supporting quality opportunities for a diversity of recreation activities in a relatively undeveloped setting. Canoeing and kayaking are the primary activities on this river, with much of the appeal being the fast water and light rapids. The Pine River has a river gradient of 7% and offers the fastest average flow of any river in lower Michigan.
Scenery is one of the most outstanding attributes of the river. The designated portion of the river contains a unique riparian landform with its deeply incised river channel and high, exposed sand banks. Diverse vegetation contributes to the overall "scenic" feel of the river. Tree species vary from cedar-hemlock, ash, elm, sugar and red maple, and basswood in the lowland portions to mixed oak, pine and aspen in the upland areas. There are small openings scattered throughout the corridor that provide habitat diversity for many species of wildlife.
To download the Pine River, National Scenic River, brochure, with map, visit the Maps and Publications section of the website or select this link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5172185.pdf. This brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation. To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller.