Miles of beautiful scenic trails cross our forest allowing the hardy backpacker to enjoy the rewards of the backcountry including the feeling of remoteness and solitude, close-up views of towering peaks,  opportunities to fish alpine lakes,  and walk along meadows scattered with brillant wildflowers. The Forest visitor use maps are a quick guide to our extensive trail system.

Many of our trails listed as day hiking can be made into loops for backpacking.

The GMUG National Forest has...

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Backpacking Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

4 people hiking over a rock ledge

Hikers on the Hope Lake Trail