The McDougal Lake
0.0 The beginning of the trail, marked with a sign, begins at the west end of the parking lot and sets out along the shore of the lake.
0.3 Bench with view of the lake. From here the trail turns away from the lake and passes through a forest swamp.
0.5 The trail bears to the right and onto a low ridge. In about 300 feet the trail descends from the ridge. Watch for charred stumps along the way.
0.6 Trailside bench.
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