Indian Portage Trail

Houghton, Michigan

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A trail over a historic American Indian portage route from McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. Islanders named this trail because of legendary use by American Indians to portage canoes along the route from Chippewa Harbor north to McCargoe Cove. The route traces portions of the shorelines of four inland lakes on its way to the sheltered waters of McCargoe Cove. Not a difficult hike, the trail has varied terrain that will slow many hikers. Allow for a long day to enjoy this 11-mile trail. Special attractions: Inland lakes, wilderness scenery.
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by Mike Modrzynski (Falcon Guides)

A trail over a historic American Indian portage route from McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. Islanders named this trail because of legendary use by American Indians to portage canoes along the route from Chippewa Harbor north to McCargoe Cove.

The route traces portions of the shorelines of four inland lakes on its way to the sheltered waters of McCargoe Cove. Not a difficult hike, the trail has varied terrain that will slow many hikers. Allow for a long day to enjoy this 11-mile trail. Special attractions: Inland lakes, wilderness scenery.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Houghton
Distance: 11
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best in Summer
Local Contacts: Isle Royale National Park
Local Maps: Isle Royale Topographic Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Indian Portage Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/14/2008
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EXCELLENT! Loved the variety of forest types visible on this trail. West Chikenbone and Chippewa Harbor campgrounds were great this time of year, and Lake Richie was a perfect lunch spot. Caught some pike, cleaned up a little in the lake, warmed up in the sun. Trail was a little wet in places, and later there was debate if Chippewa Harbor was worth doubling back 4.2 miles the next day. Lake Mason is definately a side trip worth taking.



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Apr 2018