Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Views
A couple sections are on exposed, sandy power line clear cuts. Flies can be nasty through these areas.
Enjoy this route, strung along the towering bluffs above the Au Sable River is the Highbanks Trail, a skiing and hiking route that was developed through the Corsair Ski Council and the Huron National Forest.
This is a point-to-point trail, and without two vehicles, it’s almost impossible to avoid backtracking. At times, the route also winds close to River Road, and the sound of cars speeding by occasionally breaks up the peaceful tranquility of the wooded path.
But the drawbacks are hardly worth considering when compared with what the Highbanks Trail has to offer: outstanding scenery and views, the possibility of spotting a bald eagle during the spring and summer, and an opportunity to learn about the life of a logger in the 1800s at the Lumberman’s Monument all make this an exciting excursion for any visitor.