Backpacking

Hiking trails on the Ottawa National Forest offer something for everyone. More than 196 miles of hiking and backpacking trails vary widely in character. Some provide short easy walks to points of interest, such as waterfalls and historic sites. Cross-country travel is also another challenging opportunity that is offered.


Backpacking Areas

  • Bergland Ranger District area description
  • Trap Hills
  • Bessemer Ranger District area description
  • Black River Harbor Recreation Area area description
  • Kenton Ranger District area description
  • Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness area description
  • Sturgeon River Campground
  • McCormick Wilderness area description
  • Ontonagon Ranger District area description
  • Watersmeet Ranger District area description
  • Sylvania Wilderness Backcountry Camping area description


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ottawa/recreation/hiking/?recid=12303&actid=51