The Losee Lake trailhead is in the southeast corner of the Silver Lake day-use area's lower parking lot. From there you immediately swing past the edge of the Silver Lake and then enter the glaciated terrain that is so typical of the park. For the first half mile the trail climbs wooded hills and bottoms out at small marshes.
After briefly following a two-track, you descend to post No. 2, marking a junction along the trail. Head right. The trail winds through the woods, passes post No. 3, a junction for the blue spur, and then ascends to Dexter-Townhall Road just before Mile 1. Pick up the trail on the other side as it moves into a noticeably younger forest. Within 0.3 mile you swing near a power-line corridor and then cross the corridor before arriving at post No. 4, marking the junction with the yellow spur at Mile 1.3. Head right to stay on the red loop.
You quickly descend through the young forest and emerge at a bench overlooking a marshy pond. A spur leads down to the watery edge if somebody in your groups wants to search for frogs. The trail, however, stays above the marsh and remains dry, thanks to a series of boardwalks, until you re-cross the power-line corridor at Mile 2.1 and descend to another small pond. Here the trail can get a little muddy at times but in the spring and early summer the pond is another pool thriving with life.
From the pond the trail climbs a hill into a more mature forest and then follows a two-track to reach post No. 5, the second junction with the yellow spur, a mile after passing the first one. Head right to follow the trail as it skirts yet another marsh and at Mile 2.7 returns to Dexter-Townhall Road.
On the other side of the road is the most interesting stretch of the hike. For almost a half mile the trail skirts Losee Lake, using two long boardwalks to cross the lake's marshy south shore. Along the way you pass a pair of benches where you can sit quietly observe the waterfowl that often gathers here. Eventually you return to the first junction of the day where you head right to retrace your steps back to the trailhead in the Silver Lake day-use area.