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hiking
7 days ago

Short uphill hike with an amazing view

backpacking
26 days ago

Nice mostly flat trail that hooks up with the Lake Superior trail for easy access to sites on Lake Superior. LS-3 is winner for being a bit isolated. Lots of mosquitos still but not too muddy. Made a weekend trip out of it with a few adults and a few kids. No one was disappointed!

This is a short hike but uphill the whole way. The trail is easy to follow and moderately difficult Once you get to the top the views from there are amazing. We were not expecting to see those views like that from this short hike. Primitive trail area but well worth the hike to the top

on Pinkerton Creek Trail

backpacking
2 months ago

I have done the Pinkerton Creek Trail multiple times and have always enjoyed it. It’s got a few scenic spots, a couple of which are accompanied by benches. Some (~5-10%) of the trail goes through slightly marshy terrain, but there are consistently wooden planks that keep you up out of the mud. During my hikes, these marshy areas have NOT been buggy, which I hugely appreciate. The Pinkerton Creek trail is mostly flat, with only a couple steep ascents/descents as you get to the mouth of the Little Carp River/the shores of Lake Superior. There is no access to water on the trail except at the far north end where it reaches the mouth of the Little Carp River/the shores of Lake Superior. I would definitely recommend this trail, which pairs nicely with the Lake Superior trail (going east or west—but beware of SIGNIFICANT mud to the east) or the Little Carp River trail. I did the Little Carp River trail (not currently listed on AllTrails) with the Pinkerton trail this time, starting at Little Carp Road and coming out and the Pinkerton trailhead along South Boundary Road.

on Wolf Mountain

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, very lightly used trek. Spent a few nights on top: one which involved a crazy storm and another a bear. Not a difficult hike by any measure, but if you plan to camp out note the prominence and wind potential.

backpacking
5 months ago

love this trail. There are plank walks over portions of the trail that get extra muddy. Roots for sure. Overlook of Trappers Falls before getting to the Little Carp River Bridge are incredible.

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Easy trail from trailhead to cabins on Lake Superior.

hiking
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This was a challenging hike with the trail ending at the shores of Lake Superior. Some hikers choose to camp by the lake but we chose to hike out in the same day. It was tiring but very rewarding. The most challenging part of the hike is the amount of tree roots that you have to navigate over. There were long periods of time where you could not look up in fear of tripping. There are two areas of the trail where you have to cross over the river by jumping from rock to rock or if it's shallow you can walk through it and cool off your feet! One of several trails in the porcupine mountains worth doing!

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017