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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.

hiking
2 days ago

great short hike just to the outlook points. more trails leading down to the lake. great views!!

Fairly easy trail that hugs the Superior coastline in a few places before opening out to some outstanding campsites with views. Can't miss that sunset.

hiking
22 days ago

Fantastic hike along the rocky escarpment that separates Lake of the Clouds and Lake Superior. Fantastic views of Lake of the Clouds. Heavy crowds near western end, but crowds thin as you go east. Quite a bit of up-and-down, so on the harder side of moderate. Mostly shaded but some sunny areas along the cliffs. Overall, best day-hike in the Porkies.

We started from the eastern end in the morning putting the sun at our backs. A long steady uphill to start with takes you to views that get better and better at every turn. Not at all crowded at that end on A Friday in late July, although there were plenty of people at the western end overlook.

had a great time exploring! quite a few "off road" yrails you could follow to get rite down into the waterfalls. loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome views that are probably the best in Michigan.

Easy and fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail! Beautiful waterfalls and wildflowers. Ended up by the lake around sunset. I loved seeing the river flowing into Lake Superior. Would definitely do this trail again.

Interesting interpretive trail that teaches you about the copper mining that occurred in the area in the 1800's. Beautiful well marked trail following a river.

One of my favorite, short trails.