Brunos Run

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The Bruno’s Run Trail offers a 9 mile (14.48 km) loop ideal for hiking and mountain biking in spring, summer and fall and snow shoeing in winter. Although the trail is not groomed in winter for cross-country skiing, it does offer a suitable source for experienced skiers who prefer to break their own way.

The trail winds its way past a host of small lakes etched in this relatively young glacial plain, taking hikers, bicyclists, snowshoers and skiers over gently rolling country. Further along, the trail runs over foothills, along overlooks and through valleys. The many lakes and streams in the area as well as a variety of trees and other plants make it likely that those traveling the trail will spot wildlife or tracks. If you are alert, you are sure to have an enjoyable outing. Permits are not required for camping along the trail or for campfires. Be careful with fire.

Trail Safety: Please keep in mind that this is a multi-purpose trail (although horses and motorized vehicles are not allowed). Be prepared to meet hikers, bicyclists, skiers and snowshoers, depending on the season.

Bicyclists and skiers should maintain control of their speed at all times and approach turns in anticipation of someone around the bend. Skiers should be aware that the trail is not groomed in the winter, and some areas may be icy or uneven, and you may encounter limbs or trees across the trail. Ski to your ability. Link to Trail Map

General Information

Directions: Located about 11 miles south of M-28, Bruno’s Run Trail may be reached from the north or the south via Forest Highway 13. The trail may be accessed from both Widewaters and Pete’s Lake campgrounds as well as from Forest Highway 13 at Moccasin Lake and Forest Road 2173 at Grassy Lake. Limited parking is available at each site.

Activities

Bicycling

Mountain Biking

9.25 miles hiking and mountain biking loop trail

TRAIL SEGMENTS:

Moccasin Lake to Pete’s Lake Campground (.92mi/1.53km): Beginning at a scenic point overlooking Moccasin Lake, the trail moves east from Forest Highway 13 to the campground north of Pete’s Lake.

Pete’s Lake to McKeever Lake (1.80mi/3.0km): The trail winds between Pete’s Lake and Grassy Lake, generally following a route parallel to Forest Road 2173.

McKeever Lake to FR 2258 (3.09mi/5.15km): a small bridge allows crossing of a stream south of McKeever Lake. Rolling hills on the western part of this segment provide some of the most scenic terrain on the trail. Dipper Lake and Wedge Lake may be viewed from overlooks along the way.

Forest Road 2258 to Widewaters Campground (1.64mi/2.7km): After crossing Forest Highway 13 and the Indian Wild & Scenic River, the trail runs northwest to Fish Lake, where a bridge provides a stream crossing near the campground.

Widewaters Campground to Moccasin Lake (1.66 mi/2.77km): This short segment includes rolling country that travels over an old logging grade and through a dense stand of mature hemlock called the “Hemlock Cathedral”. The round-trip ends at the trail access point at Moccasin Lake.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

 

Hiking

Day Hiking

9.25 miles hiking and mountain biking loop trail

TRAIL SEGMENTS:

Moccasin Lake to Pete’s Lake Campground (.92mi/1.53km): Beginning at a scenic point overlooking Moccasin Lake, the trail moves east from Forest Highway 13 to the campground north of Pete’s Lake.

Pete’s Lake to McKeever Lake (1.80mi/3.0km): The trail winds between Pete’s Lake and Grassy Lake, generally following a route parallel to Forest Road 2173.

McKeever Lake to FR 2258 (3.09mi/5.15km): a small bridge allows crossing of a stream south of McKeever Lake. Rolling hills on the western part of this segment provide some of the most scenic terrain on the trail. Dipper Lake and Wedge Lake may be viewed from overlooks along the way.

Forest Road 2258 to Widewaters Campground (1.64mi/2.7km): After crossing Forest Highway 13 and the Indian Wild & Scenic River, the trail runs northwest to Fish Lake, where a bridge provides a stream crossing near the campground.

Widewaters Campground to Moccasin Lake (1.66 mi/2.77km): This short segment includes rolling country that travels over an old logging grade and through a dense stand of mature hemlock called the “Hemlock Cathedral”. The round-trip ends at the trail access point at Moccasin Lake.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

 

Winter Sports

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

9.25 miles hiking and mountain biking loop trail

TRAIL SEGMENTS:

Moccasin Lake to Pete’s Lake Campground (.92mi/1.53km): Beginning at a scenic point overlooking Moccasin Lake, the trail moves east from Forest Highway 13 to the campground north of Pete’s Lake.

Pete’s Lake to McKeever Lake (1.80mi/3.0km): The trail winds between Pete’s Lake and Grassy Lake, generally following a route parallel to Forest Road 2173.

McKeever Lake to FR 2258 (3.09mi/5.15km): a small bridge allows crossing of a stream south of McKeever Lake. Rolling hills on the western part of this segment provide some of the most scenic terrain on the trail. Dipper Lake and Wedge Lake may be viewed from overlooks along the way.

Forest Road 2258 to Widewaters Campground (1.64mi/2.7km): After crossing Forest Highway 13 and the Indian Wild & Scenic River, the trail runs northwest to Fish Lake, where a bridge provides a stream crossing near the campground.

Widewaters Campground to Moccasin Lake (1.66 mi/2.77km): This short segment includes rolling country that travels over an old logging grade and through a dense stand of mature hemlock called the “Hemlock Cathedral”. The round-trip ends at the trail access point at Moccasin Lake.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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