Day Hiking

The Forest maintains over 3,500 miles of summer trails.   Many hikers can enjoy a day hike begining right from their campground.

The GMUG National Forest has 10 wilderness areas comprising over 556,936 acres or almost 20% of our forest! There are many trails leading to alpine lakes, beautiful wildflower meadows and rugged mountain cirques in wilderness areas. You can reach many of these areas as day hike.  Check out our Wilderness areas while you plan your hiking adventures.  

Day Hiking Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

4 people hiking over a rock ledge

Hikers on the Hope Lake Trail