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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.

amazing view. pristine wilderness. vast.

hiking
8 days ago

Amazing hike with Fall leaves changing. Beautiful, well maintained trail through the forest. We got a late start so had to head back early when it got dark, lots of rocks and roots to trip you up in the dark.

Trail was very beautiful! Short and sweet! Personally, I would rate the trail as easy. We experienced a bit of mud, so you may want some good shoes!

Very muddy but overall good trail

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail last year. the shore is beautiful!

Beautiful views, Great place to stop and enjoy the waterfalls.

Did tourist trip on this one did not have time to hike entire trail, Nice short hike from parking lot to first look out and than up to tower look out, Great view , will be beautiful in a couple of weeks when leaves start to turn.

hiking
1 month ago

Great MUDDY Hike ! First time hiking this area , tough muddy hike. No tennis shoes or flip flops on this one. Lots of uneven ground and MUD.Started at Lake of The Clouds North - South, Beautiful ravine at about half way point and some dry ground. No bugs at all which was good , probably would have turned back if it was really buggy even though we had nets and spray. Final destination was beautiful , will do complete trail net time. took about 5 hrs due to the thunderstorm night before.

1 month ago

Short walk with over 190 steps, but spread out over half mile except for the last 54 steps to the tower. Some great views of the surrounding Porcupine State Park as well as of Lake Superior. There's also a 4.5 loop that continues on but steep grade for the experienced hiker.

walking
1 month ago

if you stick to the West River trail it's a boardwalk the whole way with a lot of stairs but gorgeous views of both Manabehzo and Manido Falls!

Rocky with often difficult footing for the first 1.5 miles all down hill, from there it's easy with great views of the shoreline. Many campsites along the trail and if you can definitely stick around for a sunset.

hiking
1 month ago

I don't think I would call this trail moderate, there is a very difficult uphill from the trailhead on hwy 107 to the bluffs, but it is worth every step and I will be returning in a couple weeks for the fall colors peak. There are a couple campsites along the bluffs that would be amazing to stay at, but if a campground is more your speed, Union Bay has great facilities.

We had a great time on this trail. Great views as you leave the Lake of the Clouds scenic outlook and beautiful falls as you near the mouth of the Big Carp.