Trap Hills

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Overlook at Trap Hills

The Trap Hills area of the Ottawa National Forest offers scenic vistas, abundant wildlife, rare plants, a fascinating history and a wide array of recreation opportunities. Comprised of large tracts of undisturbed forest, rugged slopes and ridges, streams, waterfalls and ponds, the Trap Hills area offers solitude and sense of remoteness that is unique in the Great Lakes area. This area is home to a wide range of rare and endangered species, including Eastern Timber Wolf, Peregrine Falcon, Fairy Bells, and Braun's Holly Fern. It's this picturesque backdrop that makes Trap Hills one of the best choices for backpacking in the upper Mid-west.

Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: January - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Much of Trap Hills is located in a non-motorized area. Other then collector roads used to access the trails, motorized vehicles, including Off Highway Vehicles (OHV's) and motorcycles, are not allowed on trails.
Closest Towns: Bergland, MI is 3 miles to the south.
Water: None
Restroom: None

General Information


Located North of Bergland Michigan. Take M64 North out of Bergland 2 miles and turn right on Old M64. This will put you into the Trap Hills


There are small parking areas located at the North Country Trail Heads.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

Hacking Site Trail is a 1 mile trail with its scenic views across Lake Gogebic is named for the "hack site" referring to the release of Peregrine Falcon chicks on a nearby ledge. The path opens into a broad opening on top of a cliff, with impressive views. The trailhead is FR 326. Trap Hills Map

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Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


The North Country Trail travels east-west through Trap Hills.  This rugged terrian is demanding but rewarding once you view the area and all that it has to offer.  Trap Hills Map

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Nature Viewing

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