Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pretty easy hike. The waterfalls were really cool to see and lots of easy paths.

Beautiful. West trail easier and more groomed than the East side . All the Waterfalls are stunning.

Gorgeous waterfall views. Some sections of the East River Trail are closed but remaining path is in good condition. Small amounts of up/down, I would rate it on the easier side of moderate.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail! Secluded with nice views of Big Carp River/Lake of the Clouds. Took

Beautiful place to visit in the fall. Easy hike.

hiking
20 days ago

The most beautiful trail in the park. If there's one thing you do in the Porkies, it has to be the Escarpment. Especially beautiful during sunrise and sunset over the Lake of the Clouds. You won't be disappointed!

Fantastic views the whole trail! I would say it’s on the harder side of moderate but totally worth it!

backpacking
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.

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

walking
9 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
9 months 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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months 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.

10 months ago

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
11 months ago

Awesome views that are probably the best in Michigan.

Easy and fun.

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.

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

hiking
Saturday, August 09, 2014

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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 26, 2013

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
Thursday, September 13, 2012

This is a great trail with breathtaking views! You can hit the trail from 3 trailheads but unless you shuttle a car it is an out and back trail. Fast access for a day hike!

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2011

This is a trail from Lake Superior up to the road bridge (approx a mile) and then back down the opposite bank. The trail follows the edge of the bank very closely on the east side. Very steep, short climbs and descents close to the drop-off. When I was there 9-27-11 trail was wet and very slick. 2 mile trail took 2 hours to complete. River falls are great with some chances to get down to the river. Lots of photo ops, birds, old growth trees and quiet. Short tough trail but well worth the effort.

hiking
20 days ago

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