In the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Cathedral Pines is a short .1 mile hike that loops through a stand of magnificent of old growth virgin pines.
Along the loop stands a plaque in honor of Malcolm L. Blue, a local who was killed in action during WWII. The Plaque reads: "This tree created by God and old when our Country was born. Fine and clean and straight - grained like the boy himself, is dedicated in memory of 2nd Lt. Malcolm L. Blue, Navigator of the Liberator Bomber with the Eight Air Force. Killed in action over France, June 2, 1944. Few men have earned so fine a memorial."
Don't let the length of this hike deceive you, the pine trees are so large that it take up to three adults to wrap completely around them. Great hike for families with small children.
How to get there
To get to the trail head, take Route 28 .9 miles SW of the Eight Lake Campground entrance. Look for the trail on the north side of Route 28.
It's a delightful place for an easy shoe and lovely photography.