Spectacle - Kentuck Lake Trail

Area Status: Open

If you're camping at either Kentuck or Spectacle Lake Campgrounds, this trail is a good option. Get up early and go birding or try your hand at identifying wildflowers along the trail. It's a one-way trail so you'll return over the same route. You can imagine you've stepped back in time as you walk parts of this trail which follow the old Thunder Lake Railroad bed, used in the early 1900's to haul hardwood logs to the sawmill.

At a Glance

Closest Towns:  Eagle River
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information


Starting from Kentuck Lake Campground, the trailhead is across from the boat ramp. Starting from Spectacle Lake Campground, the trailhead is near campsite #30. Parking is available at both boat ramp parking lots.

General Notes:

Spectacle Lake - Kentuck Lake Trail 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.5 Miles

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