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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.

This is a great loop. Walking along the lake give awesome opportunities for photos and rest spots where you can dip your feet in the water.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful inland views with large nature trees. As with any of the trials here in the porcupine mountains. Get used to tree roots and mud puddles

backpacking
1 month ago

This can be a very difficult hike especially when it's the trial you use to start off. Your pack is the heaviest and your body has to right away get used to tough uphill and downhill. Great hike though

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful. Highly recommend staying the night on the campsite that's on the point of the lake. Watch for bears on the cliff infront of you!

backpacking
1 month ago

Love this loop. Stayed on this trial several times. The hike is quite hard going uphill sometimes, especially if it's early in your trip and your backpack is heaviest. But beautiful views and river crossings. Highly recommend if you don't mind getting a little muddy.

amazing view. pristine wilderness. vast.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

2 months 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
3 months 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!

hiking
3 months ago

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.

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