Photo © by Dale Gross.
Point Beach State ForestTrail descriptions
There are 11 miles of hiking and ski trails, four miles of surfaced biking trails, four miles of mountain bike trail and three miles of snowmobile trail.
Rawley Point bicycle trail
The Rawley Point Bicycle Trail starts at the lodge parking lot and goes south through pine and hemlock forest for five miles. The trail consists of a hard packed limestone base. It connects to the Mariners Trail , a 7-mile paved trail along the Lake Michigan shoreline to Two Rivers and Manitowoc.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Point Beach State Forest has a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. This trail runs north to south through the forest for about five miles.
The Ridges trail, which starts at the Lodge parking lot, has three connecting loops so you can hike or ski varying distances; Red Loop (3 miles), Red and Blue loops (5.5 miles) or Red, Blue and Yellow loops (7.25 miles).
Red pine trail
The Red Pine Trail begins at the parking lot west of County Highway O across from the forest entrance road. The trail is 3.1 miles long. This trail is open to mountain bikes and hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter. Dogs are prohibited during ski season but permitted at other times of the year.
Swales nature trail
This self-guided nature trail is 0.5-miles long. It's a great place to look for wildflowers, birds and animals as well as to learn how this interesting terrain was formed via self-guided signs. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.
Snowmobile connector trail
In winter a trail connects the forest with the county snowmobile trail system and the City of Two Rivers. Vehicles and trailers may be parked at Port Sandy Bay, about 2.5 miles south of the forest entrance road where there is access to the trail.