The Best Backpacking in East Lansing

Looking for the best backpacking in East Lansing? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around East Lansing. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near East Lansing

  • Grass Lake, Michigan

    Waterloo-Pinckney Trail

    34.77 mi / 2953 ft gain
    Waterloo-Pinckney Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Grass Lake, Michigan.
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  • Gregory, Michigan

    Potawatomi Trail

    17.76 mi / 1594 ft gain
    Potawatomi Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinckney, Michigan.
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  • Pinckney, Michigan

    Chain of Lakes

    7.97 mi / 594 ft gain
    Chain of Lakes is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinckney, Michigan.
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  • Pinckney, Michigan

    Backpack to Blind Lake

    15 mi
    Finding a quiet, relatively secluded place to backpack can be difficult in Southeastern Michigan. However, backpacking at Blind Lake in the Pinckney State Park is a fantastic option for those searching. Blind Lake is accessible by a 7 mile hike in from Silver Lake, but can be approached from seve...
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  • Battle Creek, Michigan

    North Country Trail: Jackson Street Trailhead to Historic Bridge Park

    11.77 mi / 515 ft gain
    North Country Trail: Jackson Street Trailhead to Historic Bridge Park is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Battle Creek, Michigan.
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