Summit Peak Observation Tower is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buckshot Landing, 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

17 days ago

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!!

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2 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

Amazing views of the forest and of Lake Superior

4 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

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Tuesday, September 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.

Saturday, September 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.

Friday, August 19, 2016

foggy but still a great view from the tower

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