Summit Peak Observation Tower is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ontonagon, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 223 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

snow

Lake of the Clouds Scenic Overlook

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail, nice observation tower, awesome fall view!

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful trail!

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

hiking
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!

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

paved part way. many steps and wooden walk way. View is worth the climb.

hiking
10 months ago

short, easy and beautiful hike!

hiking
10 months ago

Every part of Porcupine Mountains was beautiful, loved being able to see the views from the tower.

hiking
11 months ago

foggy and cool, no bugs in late June due to elevation and cool weather

hiking
11 months ago

Sweet views! Easy to get to from the parking area

hiking
11 months ago

nice quick trail before we leave to remind us how sore we are. nice view of the surrounding forrest.

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bugs
11 months ago

11 months ago

breathtaking views. true wilderness.

Sat Jan 12 2019

on clear days you can see everything from this tower! multiple states, provinces,

Mon Oct 29 2018

It was frosted when we visited and a little stormy. The ground was incredibly muddy with a small stream going through it. Very slippery, but soo worth it! Absolutely stunning views!!

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

Gorgeous view. Very steep uphill and a lot of stairs but a lot of benches to rest. In and out from the parking lot.

hiking
Sat Jul 28 2018

Lots of stairs, but the view from the top can’t be beat!! Amazing views!

hiking
Tue Jul 17 2018

Amazing views of the forest and of Lake Superior

Tue Jul 03 2018

the trail itself was fantastic, the view from the tower was 3/5. just my opinion.

Mon Apr 02 2018

Beautiful 360 view when you reach the top of the observation tower. Well worth the short uphill hike to the top.

hiking
Tue Sep 19 2017

Did tourist trip on this one did not have time to hike entire trail, Nice short hike from parking lot to first look out and than up to tower look out, Great view , will be beautiful in a couple of weeks when leaves start to turn.

Sat Sep 16 2017

Short walk with over 190 steps, but spread out over half mile except for the last 54 steps to the tower. Some great views of the surrounding Porcupine State Park as well as of Lake Superior. There's also a 4.5 loop that continues on but steep grade for the experienced hiker.

Fri Aug 19 2016

foggy but still a great view from the tower

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

recorded Mirror Lake Trail

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8 months ago

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