hiking

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember. Black bears are common in the Porkies.

backpacking
2 months ago

Unmatched beauty. My only regret is living so far away.

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Backpacked this trail with the woman. Perfect early fall weather and hiking along Lake superior was beatiful. best part was camping along the lake and soaking feet in the ice cold water at the end of the day.

beautiful waterfalls. love the simple catwalks to the different view points.

hiking
4 months ago

good workout. lots of roots. a couple of difficult climbs. Mirror Lake a great place to stop and have lunch. need good shoes - no flipflops. Didn't see any bears but one group saw one the day before. Bring bug spray

hiking
8 months ago

Started our backpacking trip on this trail and wouldn't have done it any other way! beautiful looks of the Lake

Easy trail from trailhead to cabins on Lake Superior.

Did this as part of a larger backpacking loop within the Porcupine Mountains and loved the view. Minor elevation changes, much of the trail is fairly easy and on dirt, while some sections are rockier and more challenging. Went in late September and saw no one else at any of the campsites, almost all of which have bear poles and fire rings. Several of the campsites are just a few steps of the lake.

on Mirror Lake Trail

1 year ago

Did all 12.3 miles. Mud, roots, elevation, and water describe it. Went clockwise from trailhead. Last mile on escarpment is great.

Great hiking with minor elevation changes. Very nice campsites. We went at the beginning of September and there wasn't any issue getting first pick of the site we wanted. Saw a few people in hammocks near the shore. That seemed pretty cool! I highly suggest this trail.

hiking
2 years ago

The Escarpment Trail offers breathtaking views through vigin forests of hemlock, sugar maples, birch, and many other kinds of trees. Being so close to Lake Superior, temps in the summer are often very mild. Be prepared for lots of up and down hiking with several beautiful bluff vistas from which to peer down on Lake of the Clouds and the Carp River. FYI - bring bug spray. My wife and I really enjoyed the trail and will do it again.

To be above lake of the clouds and have lunch on the ridge is a positive memorable experience. Took a group of Boy Scouts and enjoyed the time.

Nice trail along the lake. Has many challenges. Took Boy Scout group and backpack packed for 2 days. Remote campsites are very nice.

The trail continues from Correction trail to Lake of the Clouds. Elevation change but great views. To Boy Scout group on the trail and had a great time. There is one wet crossing on Washington's Creek.

Absolutely beautiful

hiking
3 years ago

This is a beautiful hike along the escarpment ridge beside the lake of the clouds. One of the most stunning hiking trails in the UP.

hiking
3 years ago

Did part of it, was cool!