Honeymoon Cabin Loop - Pigeon River Country State Forest
There are two backcountry cabins within Pigeon River Country State Forest and both are located within a couple miles of each other just west of Pickeral Lake in Otsego County. Rumor had it that one of these cabins, the so-called Honeymoon cabin, was one of the nicer backcountry stops in all of Michigan. A four mile trail leads one way out to the cabins but I was skeptical that, despite the positive reviews, these cabins were not worth an 8-mile round-trip hike. Noticing that a loop might be made from nearby Pickeral Lake, which I had visited last year and enjoyed thoroughly. As it turned out there was an unmarked trail that linked the two pathways and I was able to make a pleasant four mile loop, visiting both cabins and saving a number of miles hiking in the process...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 45.176876, -84.519523
Mileage Hiked: 4.0 miles
Trailhead Temp: 71'F
Min. Elevation: 890'
Max Elevation: 1,100'
Trails Used (blaze color): Green Timbers-Honeymoon Cabin (unblazed), Pickeral Creek (unblazed), Pickeral Lake (blue)