Big Knob-Crow Lake Pathway, Mackinac County (1-11-09) - dwhike
Crow Lake

Big Knob-Crow Lake Pathway

The Big Knob-Crow Lake Pathway caught my attention because I'm always looking for some kind of new climb in my otherwise vertically-challenged state. Located just west of Naubinway along Lake Michigan's north shore Big Knob was a bit disappointing from the vertical standpoint but beautiful nonetheless. I arrived late in the day so I would be racing a setting sun but I was still able to put a few miles on the snowshoes and visit both Big Knob and Crow Lake. It was a wonderful late-day hike...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  46.063773, -85.586838


Route Type:  Double Out-and-back       Difficulty:  HARD (due to winter conditions)

Mileage Hiked: 3.5 miles                          Hike Duration:  2:00

Trailhead Temp: 25'F                               Trail Traffic:  NONE!!

Min. Elevation: 625'                                  Max Elevation: 700' 

Total Vertical Gain:  200'                         Avg. Elevation Gain/Mile:  57'


Trails Used (blaze color):  Big Knob (blue), Crow Lake (blue)