Westman Lake Logging Route

Total Miles
6.2

Elevation

201.48 ft

Duration

1.25 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This route can be ran from either direction, both starting off Forest Service Road 14571. It does connect at both ends, however the easternmost connection can be very wet and very deep. The trail consists of sandy Forest Service roads with sections of washboarding. Running from west to east as it is mapped, the trail gets narrower and more difficult as you progress. It's plenty wide for full-size rigs and there are several offshoots to other trails. There is one primary camp spot on Westman Lake with three stone fire rings and room for lots of rigs. Use caution as active logging can be taking place.

Difficulty

The difficulty rating is based off the single most difficult obstacle on the route; most of this route is a 2 or 3, however there is deep water and thick mud on the east end. Winches and recovery gear are highly recommended. At the time of submission (Fall 2023), water was to the top of 37-inch tires. The water is still, so you do not need to worry about current. It's swampy; but just because you can see grass, it does not mean you'll drive right over.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

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Access Description

Leave the pavement in Cedar River, Michigan, and take TRL/ FSR 14571 to the trailhead.

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