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: MODERATE (Petzoldt Rating: 3.90 )      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)