Lake Superior Trail is a 16.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ontonagon, Michigan that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
918 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

2 months ago

I have hiked this trail a few times, different times of the yr. muddy sometimes, cold sometimes, hot sometimes but that what I love about hiking the UP, Unpredictable weather, solitude and amazing views.

3 months ago

Cool

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked this trail the past week and it was not that enjoyable. Plenty of muddy sections and stays in the woods for the most part. The view of lake superior were cool but stayed about the same the entire time. Doing the whole hike was pretty brutal and I would not repeat this tail. It also took us a very long time to finish this and carp river trail back to lake of the clouds.

hiking
4 months ago

Budget more time than expected- trail is very muddy and obstacles i.e. fallen trees are very prevalent. Second half is nice when hiking along Lake Superior, but beginning portion is standard forest.

backpacking
4 months ago

The Lake Superior Trail is wonderful once you get past the down trees and excess mud the first several miles. Definitely slowed us down but was oh-so worth it once we reached the shoreline and our campsite. Check with rangers before you leave to see the condition of trails. Would've made a big difference for us!

backpacking
Friday, September 22, 2017

Hiked this trail last year. the shore is beautiful!

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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.

backpacking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Unmatched beauty. My only regret is living so far away.

backpacking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Backpacked this trail with the woman. Perfect early fall weather and hiking along Lake superior was beatiful. best part was camping along the lake and soaking feet in the ice cold water at the end of the day.

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Started our backpacking trip on this trail and wouldn't have done it any other way! beautiful looks of the Lake

hiking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Did this as part of a larger backpacking loop within the Porcupine Mountains and loved the view. Minor elevation changes, much of the trail is fairly easy and on dirt, while some sections are rockier and more challenging. Went in late September and saw no one else at any of the campsites, almost all of which have bear poles and fire rings. Several of the campsites are just a few steps of the lake.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Great hiking with minor elevation changes. Very nice campsites. We went at the beginning of September and there wasn't any issue getting first pick of the site we wanted. Saw a few people in hammocks near the shore. That seemed pretty cool! I highly suggest this trail.

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Nice trail along the lake. Has many challenges. Took Boy Scout group and backpack packed for 2 days. Remote campsites are very nice.

hiking
Monday, March 31, 2014

Absolutely beautiful

hiking
Saturday, March 02, 2013

Great trail alongside Lake Superior!

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, September 01, 2015