Lake Superior Trail

MODERATE 12 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.

DISTANCE
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

hiking
5 days 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.

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.

5 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

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
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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!