Portage Lake Fire Tower Trail

Total Miles
1.4

Elevation

468.24 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This dirt road is a hilly adventure, The trail follows powerlines as it snakes across the forestry landscape. Many whoops can be shallow puddles. Traveling from east to west is more challenging as the elevation rises. The trail is a single lane, with ample opportunities to pass or pull off. The trail is very open and accessible to any size vehicle. The main focus is a lookout tower and a transmission station. The trail turns into Annis Pit Road after passing by the remains of the lookout tower.

Photos of Portage Lake Fire Tower Trail

Portage Lake Fire Tower Trail
Portage Lake Fire Tower Trail
Portage Lake Fire Tower Trail

Difficulty

The trail is a single lane with open areas to pass or pull off. The wooded trail also has shallow puddles in the whoops. The first hill is quite steep and requires momentum, but after that, the hills are easily traversed.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Jud Peters
Apr 19, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
this trail depending on route if head west climb can be challenging especially in spring or winter. steep off camber climb & sandy. moderate climb west , easy going east . winter more challenging

Access Description

There's easy access off of the main road, south of private property. Take the south fork and enter the woods. There is a hilly section soon after that is along a steep ledge before arriving at the lookout tower.

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