Lake Superior Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

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.

16.6 miles
918 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips






13 minutes 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.

9 days 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.

18 days 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!

8 months ago

Hiked this trail last year. the shore is beautiful!

9 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.

10 months ago

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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Absolutely beautiful

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Great trail alongside Lake Superior!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015