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Hiking Treks (Gray)

The hiking treks require backpacking a specified route of trails over two days with an overnight camp as defined in its trek guide. Treks may be scheduled after the first week in March through to the start of the November hunting season as defined by the trek calendar established for each year. All units are required to make their own reservations and cover the cost for their overnight campout.
  1. The Conventional Hike for many years has been the Highland Recreation Group Camp to Proud Lake Pines Camp Site for an overnight camp and then ending at Kensington Metro Park Group Camp. The unit’s cars would need to be shuttled from Highland to Kensington at some point. Units should be aware that the route between the two recreation areas requires hiking four miles of public roads. It is also very hilly and may be too difficult for younger scouts.
    1. Click to view hiking trek guide Highland to Kensington version (pdf).
  2. A backpacking trek for all ages and abilities, without hiking on roads, is now available. The West Trails Trek is a looping hike between Kensington Metro Park and Proud Lake Pines group camp sites. Your trek may begin at either site with an overnight campout at the other, then returning back the next day. The first day is about 10.5 miles and the second day's return route is about 6 miles. This enables the unit to leave their cars parked and not move them. Units choosing to camp both Friday and Saturday nights can camp both nights in one park, moving the cars to the start/end point on Saturday morning before stepping off.
    1. Click to view hiking trek guide West starting version (pdf).
    2. Click to view hiking trek guide East starting version (pdf).
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  4. The Highland Loopback Trek is a loop in the Highland Recreation Area with an easier return route for the second half of Saturday’s hike. This trek still runs up and down several hills and is a good workout for a high adventure crew.
    1. Click to view hiking trek guide Highland Trails (pdf).

Canoeing Treks (Blue)

This trek requires hiking and canoeing the specified trail over two days, starting at either end and with an overnight camp as defined in its trek guide. This trek is approximately 6 miles of the trail and canoe the Huron River between Proud Lake SRA and Kensington Metro Park. Your crew must make arrangements for canoes with one of the canoe liveries in the area. Your crew bears the cost for canoe rentals and related costs. Canoe treks may only be scheduled from mid-April to mid-October as defined by the trek calendar established for each year.
  1. Click to view canoeing trek guide West starting version (pdf).
  2. Click to view canoeing trek guide East starting version (pdf).
  3. Click to view canoe trek float plan Canoe Trek Float (pdf).

Winter Camping Trek (White)

The winter Camping Trek requires hiking the specified trail over two days with an overnight camp as defined in its trek guide. This trek has a route of just less than nine miles. There is a temperature requirement of a high of 44 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and the overnight temperatures must be below 32. If your crew has plans for a winter trek and the weather does not provide these conditions, you may try to reschedule your trek and hope for better winter weather, or do a hiking trek instead. The trek calendar may be full and rescheduling a winter trek may not be possible. Winter treks may be scheduled from the first full week in January through the first week in March as defined by the trek calendar established for each year.
  1. Click to view winter trek guide Standard Version (pdf).

20 Mile NON-CREDENTIAL HIKE

This hike may be used for the Hiking merit badge only subject to approval by your merit badge councelor.
  1. Click to view MAP guide (pdf).