Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
6 days 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
11 days 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
29 days ago

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

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.

hiking
1 month 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.

Amazing views!!!

The trails from McCargoe Cove to Hatchet Lake are my favorite in all the park! The Minong Ridge Trail has panoramic views of Lake Superior and varied, but equally beautiful, scenery and vegetation. Todd Harbor offers a nice break and great views from the North side of the island. The Hatchet Lake Trail includes a birch tree forest that is unforgettably stunning. Hatchet Lake is a great campground because it is peaceful and the lake feels like bathwater compared to Lake Superior.

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
5 months ago

Beautiful fall views and amazing fall colors. Did the hike counter clockwise, the stretch of trail below the bluff was a bit rough in a couple areas with loose rocks in steep sections, with a moderately difficult climb to the top (fun for me) prior to making it the the majestic views of the Keweenaw. If your looking for an easier rout go to the left (clockwise) hit the clearings and turn back before the steep decent, making it a safer in and out hike without missing any views.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing view at the tip of the Keweenaw!

10 months ago

Views amazing. Went counter clockwise around the loop. Was pretty hard a lot of scrambling up rocks .

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

parking at 47.39730, -87.91177

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Awesome views, lightly trafficked, and kid friendly. a bit difficult to find trail head though.

on Minong Ridge Trail

camping
Friday, September 25, 2015

Tough trail. Lots of ridges, up and down and up and down.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Awesome hike. The views are amazing.

hiking
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spectacular view. Quite a trail down the backside of the bluff.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2011

Great view from the bluff!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2011