Agonikak National Recreation Trail

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This information is a public record of the 1978 NRT application and may be out of date if it has not been updated by a trail manager --
check with the trail manager for updated details before visiting.

Agonikak National Recreation Trail

USDA Forest Service Urban Trail
  • Length
    12 miles
  • Elevation Gain
  • Route Type
    out & back
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  • Trailhead sign.
  • Gateway trail.
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Location: Located on the Ottawa National Forest

  • States: Michigan
  • Counties: Gogebic

Located on the Ottawa National Forest, this 12-mile trail connects Watersmeet, Michigan to Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin. The Agonikak Trail is a component of the 38-mile Wilderness Lakes Trails' bike and pedestrian system that traverses 2 states and encircles the Sylvania Recreation Area. The Agonikak bike and pedestrian trail can be accessed at the Watersmeet Town Park, the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet, or the Michigan Department of Transportation Rest Area located on the Border of Michigan and Wisconsin on Highway M-45. Caution should be used on the first half mile of trail in Watersmeet, which is co-located on an ATV/snowmobile route. The rest of the route is closed to motorized use.

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Allowed Uses:

Bicycling Dogs, on leash Hiking/Walking Snow, snowshoeing

Other Activities

  • Snow, snow play general

Public Contact

Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center
E23949 US 2 East
Watersmeet, MI 49969
(906) 358-4724

Contact the trail manager for current maps and visiting details.

More Details

  • Elevation (low): 1400
  • Elevation (high): 1600
  • Elevation (cumulative): --

  • Part of a Trail System? No
  • Surface (primary): Soil
  • Surfaces (additional): Soil

  • Tread Width (average): 127"
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  • Certified as an NRT
    Dec 7, 1978
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