Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Mohawk with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
5 months ago

It was horrible never do this hike.So disapointing

Great views. Nice loop trail. I couldn’t imagine going up to the bluffs if took a right to start the hike. Nearly impossible going down after a rain. Wouldn’t want to attempt going up.

Amazing views at the top!

backpacking
5 months ago

Best backpacking trip I've experienced - Did the Feldtmann loop, including the Huginnin Cove trail. Magical 48 miles.

Completed this hike last year while on the island. Absolutely amazing.

Great hike. What a payoff at the top. Most beautiful view.

6 months ago

Amazing views. A bit harder than moderate rating. A lot of fun.

Hiked it twice. It’s a great trail

This is a wonderful challenging hike. Enjoy the views, but stay alert. Say moose and sand hill cranes. Also the views from the ridge are stunning. Many board foot bridges. The one taking you over the beaver pond looks brand new.

backpacking
6 months ago

This was a great trail to the tower. I didn’t have GPS signal until I reached the tower, so I was unable to track it. It’s mostly up hill so set your trekking poles short and and enjoy the climb. The view is stunning. Wind made it a bit chilly in mid August.

hiking
6 months ago

This is an amazing hike and a part of Isle Royale that should not be missed. Do yourself a favor and go all the way to the point. Bring a lunch and some water, you’ll not want to leave. The hike is easy/moderate and the views are stunning. There are a few side trails that even make it more spectacular. Take them. And also keep your eye open for moose. I saved this for the end of my 52 mile hike on Isle Royale. Dropped my pack at the dock and set off on this amazing trail.

awesome hike, it's a little tough going below the cliffs but very fun highly reccomend it

hiking
7 months ago

The drive up to the trailhead is improved greatly from prior washout. Left side of trail is steady upward and easier to navigate with little ones, watch for loose rocks at the top. The views are stunning and worth every bit of the hike!

hiking
7 months ago

We only had a couple of hours to spend around Windigo, so this seemed like a decent option.

In mid August you'll find an abundance of thimbleberries, along with a couple of other non-edible berries in season, so be sure to educate yourself before you do any berry picking.

Well-kept trail with a nice mix of scenery. No moose sightings for us, but I'd imagine that the overlook at Grace Creek wouldn't be a bad place to look for some.

We did the loop counter-clockwise in 3 days. Trail was exactly what I expect of a backcountry, primitive trail. Low to no maintenance, bring waterproof clothes to avoid getting drenched by morning dew/rain. Bugs were not bad when we were there, but bring a bug net to be safe. Expect muddy spots. Difficulty is comparable to the Superior Hiking Trail.

Day 1 we did Windego to Feldtmann lake. Feldtmann lake is a great place to spot moose, fairly easy hike in, campsites with no picnic tables. Day 2 was Feldtmann lake to Siskwit Bay. There were 2 shelters, individual campsites and a fire ring on the beach. Day 3 was Siskwit Bay back to Windego (Washington Creek). Climb up Sugar Mountain was the most elevation gain of the trip. Campground has 15(ish) shelters along the bay where moose like to feed on seaweed.

Beautiful island! Worth every blister and bug bite!

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely without a doubt the best trail in the UP a must do for hikers and nature lovers. Left (clockwise) is for sure the easier way to go but still a challenge if you decide not to back track and take the rest of the trail out. Very steep climb down at times and many fallen rocks with step drops. A great hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Really beautiful spot with great views of the water. If you’re looking for a challenge, going counterclockwise will provide that as others have said, albeit it might be a little dangerous in some spots if you aren’t careful or if it’s wet and slippery. The regular trail is kid friendly but I wouldn’t recommend the counterclockwise route if you have some with you or if you’re mobility-impaired in any way. The regular trail is probably rated as easy... maybe moderate because it’s up hill. The counterclockwise route with the scrambling is for sure hard in my opinion.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is one of the best trails I've done! A good amount of difficultly plus amazing views! I highly recommend!

This is the worst maintained trail I have ever been on. About half of it you are bushwhacking through tall grass and plants. Luckily there was no rain when we were there, but if it had rained you would be soaked from the plants. Seeing a couple of moose was the highlight.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing views and a good challenge. Should be rated more difficult than moderate.

Beatiful bluff at the top- and tons of blueberries if your timing is right.

A nice stretch which serves as an alternative to crossing the entire island. Not an especially difficult trail except the length and environmental conditions typical of the region. Downhill grade from the fire tower. It does not appear that many people hike this section. Obviously this trail in not in the vicinity of Mohawk, Michigan as is currently indicated in the description.

Completed loop counter clockwise in 3 days two nights. Trail is tough in terms of rocks and roots so a lot of time is spent looking down instead of enjoying the scenery. Rainbow cove trail near Feldtman Lake is a must. Island mine trail under water in parts so need to hike along “beach”. Mosquitos were not bad. Water clear. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

My favorite hike in the UP! Great views and some nice scrambling. I would recommend going right at the intersection and follow the trail around. Then you can scramble up the rock field to the bluffs. Then go back the opposite way and its a nicely maintained trail.

rained 24 hr straight on this section for us

on Lane Cove Trail

backpacking
9 months ago

Probably one of the prettiest campsites I’ve ever seen. Great hike. Backpacked in June 2017

Amazing views!!!

It's a nice hike uphill through the forest, crosses path with an old logging road. The bluff at the end is windy, beautiful, and gives a great view of the forest to the south, and the harbor to the North.

The Greenstone Ridge Trail is the backbone of Isle Royale. Beginning from Mt. Ojibwa, the peak of this trail, the ridge steadily declines in elevation until near Chickenbone Lake. There are McCargoe Cove is a great campsite because it is less crowded than either E. or W. Chickenbone Lake sites. In addition, it has a communal fire pit and the cove is secluded and peaceful. This trail leads to the start of the Minong Ridge Trail.

hiking
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

This loop is great for either: A) a moderate full day loop, or B) as I did it, a leisurely two day hike with an overnight stay at the cove. The camp has numerous sites that are fairly well spaced out, and is pretty well situated for sunsets. You can take a brief walk off trail to get to a nice cliff-side view of Superior and Canada, or even go for a bone-chilling swim. Would definitely come back!

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