hiking
blowdown
bridge out
flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
26 days ago

This views on this trail are pretty spectacular. Did this hike in 4 days, 3 nights in mid May. The trail conditions were muddy, swampy, snowy, and everything in-between. The trails were marked very well, but cut through swamps and other washed out areas. If you get the chance, take the detour and go up Summit Peak, great view of the Porkies!

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

We hiked this the first weekend of October just after a massive rain storm. Trail was super muddy (suck-your-shoes-off muddy in some parts) and a lot of roots (watch your step!). Had no issues with bugs and it was great temp, beautiful leaves changing colors. We had the lake to ourselves! Definitely recommend.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail, nice observation tower, awesome fall view!

3 day backpacked around the bigcarp, superior and escarpment loop. Amazing fall colors right now.

Hiked from 107 up to Trap falls. Minor mud. Lots of old growth timber and pretty rapids and falls along river.

hiking
9 months ago

did this trail last October, SO BEAUTIFUL. 100% recommend this during the first and second week of October.

Very Cool! Can see Apostle Islands from the top of the tower ! Thx Bruce

beautiful trail!

hiking
muddy
rocky
9 months ago

First off, thank you to the three ladies that let me and my two friends crash their camp site the first night. Y’all were a life saver. Hiked from Lake of The Clouds and camped on the top of Government Peak at GP5. This trail is not for the faint of heart, there is a lot of steep elevation change. But camping on the top of Government Peak is definitely worth the trip. It had its muddy spots but nothing that couldn’t be walked around. I did this hike in tennis shoes and my feet stayed dry, if that tells you anything.

hiking
bugs
muddy
washed out
9 months ago

With the exception of the Escarpment Trail, this loop is atrocious. It's actually 14 miles & it is completely swarming with mud & mosquitos. With absolutely no overlooks after the end of the Escarpment Trail (even up on Government Peak), the extremely underwhelming Trap Falls, & the problems I've listed above, this is easily the worst hike I've ever embarked on. It feels like it continues on endlessly. Avoid the trouble & just hike the Escarpment Trail.

hiking
9 months ago

The hike up to trap falls is great. After that a lot of brush and swamps. Government peak itself was underwhelming to be honest. Stayed at mirror lake and that was a great camping spot.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail was great. The river crossing was refreshing and the forest was spectacular. The climb up to the ridge allowed for some fantastic views. My favorite trail in the park.

Easy hike, well groomed and wooded walkways over difficult areas.

camping
10 months ago

I hiked with my dog and we camped out at one of the sites. The views are amazing and the sites are comfortably spread out. The park service folks are super helpful if you're just winging it like me but make sure to get a camp site reservation ahead of time.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

Fantastic overlook. Went on a clear sunny day. Short hike with slight elevation. Large part of it is a boardwalk with stairs. Must see in the park!

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