Red Pine Trail

Wilderness State Park - Nebo/Big Stone Loop


Wilderness State Park, at the northern tip of Lower Michigan, contains dozens of miles of hiking trails. I had never spent any real time exploring the park partly because I didn't know where to begin. This hike would take me on a 4-mile loop around two of the parks more popular landmarks, Mt. Nebo and Goose Pond before returning along the lakeshore for some beautiful views of the Mackinac Straits...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.755003, -84.877012

Route Type: Loop      Difficulty: MODERATE (Petzoldt Rating: 4.34 )      Mileage Hiked: 4.0 miles      Trailhead Temp: 58'F      Min. Elevation: 575'                                Max Elevation: 660'      Total Elevation Gain: 170'

Trails Used (blaze color): Big Stone (blue), Goose Pond Loop (blue), Hemlock (blue), Nebo (blue), Red Pine (blue)

5-3-2008