Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula Guide Book

by Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Michiganand39;s Upper Peninsula  by Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky

258pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9781493009916

Hiking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula features over fifty of the best hikes in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make navigating these wonderful trails easy, from family-friend strolls to popular vistas to hillier wooded pathways.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: This hike is a charmer, with a bit of a daydreamlike feeling to it. First there’s the stroll down the Lake Superior shoreline, a pleasant beach that turns to gently sloped sand- stone bedrock scallope ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Grand Marais, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: East of Bete Grise the pavement ends, the shoreline turns forbiddingly rocky, and one of the truly great U.P. landscapes--a back of beyond known to locals as the Tip of the Keweenaw--begins. Here wo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Copper Harbor, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This is a straightforward hike on well-marked and age-worn trails. The complete trail, 40 miles long, stretches from Rapid River to M-94, near Munising. Running parallel to the Whitefish River, the tr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Escanaba, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: East of Spray Falls, the Pictured Rocks cliffs that line the Lake Superior shoreline for 15 miles taper off and Twelvemile Beach begins. The vertical relief of the craggy coast moves inland and become ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Munising, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: This coast, arguably some of the most remote mainland shoreline on Lake Michigan, has a way of growing on you. A feeling of spaciousness pervades this place--a sense that you could wander these shores ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Gould City, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Waterfall fans have many incredible choices in the western U.P., but it’s difficult to top the drama of the Presque Isle and Black Rivers making thunderous descents to Lake Superior. Like a peerless s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Bessemer, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Blueberry Ridge is a classic walk in the woods on summer cross-country ski trails. The paths are wide and level, and although there are hills, the rolling rhythm isn’t tedious. The forest here is domi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Marquette, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is a short hike, at only three-quarters of a mile, but Bond Falls is a spectacular sight, and worth a short walk. At just under 50 feet, the drop is impressive, and the opportunity to walk a path ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Watersmeet, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: Bruno’s Run is a loop trail that has a pleasant rhythm about it. It goes like this walk a mile or so through fine forest. The terrain is sometimes rolling with hills, but it is not grueling. All the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Munising, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Aptly named Canyon Falls is a spectacularly scenic area that can be as mild--or as wild--as you want it to be. An official, constructed trail leads to the namesake waterfall, which is a beauty. As tha ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Alberta, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Cedar River Pathway is a classic walk in the woods on a cross-country ski trail that works well as a hiking trail. Along the way the route passes picturesque scenes along the placid Cedar River, hemlo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Cedar River, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Take even the briefest of glances at this route’s attractions, and the reasons for its reputation are obvious. This hike begins in a quiet forest and continues to a notable waterfall. Next it arrives ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Munising, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: When hikers stand at the north end of Clark Lake, with its picnic area and boat ramp, they could easily imagine they were at any one of a number of northern lakes. By the time they arrive at the south ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Watersmeet, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Craig Lake comes with an attitude check. Persist through 6 miles of rough, bumpy road that winds its way to the trailhead, and the rewards will begin as soon as you shut off the ignition. Odds are, th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Michigamme, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
... Preview: Sylvania, with its 17,000 acres of virgin forest and thirty-six named lakes, is no stranger to savvy nature lovers. Most of those folks, though, enter the area from the north, paddling canoes. Few of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Watersmeet, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: As many times as I’ve visited Echo Lake, I still have the sense that the lake itself is unknowable. At its deepest point, the lake is 70 feet deep, which means that, roughly, a seven-story building co ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Marquette, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: For many Porkies’ veterans, the Escarpment is at the top of any “don’t miss” list of outings in the park. Open meadows on this ridgetop offer long sight lines and memorable views of the area’s landmar ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Bessemer, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Some of the finest specimens of virgin white pines in Michigan are here, a haunting remnant of the vast swaths that once stretched across northern Michigan. These ancient trees, a few elders reaching ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Copper Harbor, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The headwaters country of the Yellow Dog River holds a hallowed spot in U.P. lore. Approached only by a long, dusty drive, the whole upper drainage resides within a wilderness area, the McCormick Trac ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Big Bay, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This short loop hike on Tahquamenon Falls State Park’s west end offers a compelling sample of the park’s attractions. The circuit stops at two vistas to view the Upper Falls, perhaps the preeminent sh ... From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula"
Paradise, MI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1