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Shore-to-Shore - North Elk Hill Camp
Near: VanderbuiltMI (Weather)
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50 Difficulty: Easy Trail
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Trail Description Part of the north spur of the Shore-to-Shore Trail. This camp is very popular because of the Elk herds found in the area. The trail along the Pigeon River starts near the horse watering area, and heads down river. Take caution, as some of the trails are designated for hiking only.
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Campground Camp: The drop-in and group camps are on the same access road. Turn off The drop-in camp road, to the right, to reach the group camp. The acess road ends at the drop-in camp, just a few hundred yards from the group camp. The drop-in camp has a hand pumped well, and the group camp has a well requiring a generator. Drop-in camp is located on the shore of the Pigeon River, and is often filled. The Forest Service has designated 15 “off-site” campsites, where horses are allowed. A map is available at the Forest Service Headquarters, located on the access road. This camp is very popular because of the Elk herds found in the area. The trail along the Pigeon River starts near the horse watering area, and heads down river. Take caution, as some of the trails are designated for hiking only.
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, MI
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Directions 19 miles North of Johnson’s Crossing Driving Directions: From I-75 North, exit at Vanderbilt. At blinking light in Vanderbilt, turn left onto Main Street. Main Street will turn into Sturgeon Valley Road. It is 11.3 miles to Twin Lakes Road (Round Lake Campground Road) from the light in Vanderbilt. Turn North (left) onto Twin Lakes Road, until you reach the camp access road.
This information was provided by MichiganHorseLovers on 3/20/2003 10:13:41 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)