Lake Superior Trail

Ontonagon, Michigan

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A point-to-point trail across the park along the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. The longest trail in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the Lake Superior Trail is a point-to-point trail that runs nearly the full width of this wilderness area. Unless you have pre-positioned a second vehicle or made other arrangements to get back to your start point, you have no other option than to do an about-face and hike back. The most practical route for hikers along this trail that shadows the Lake Superior shoreline is to hike into the sunset, east to west. That way, once you have descended from the Escarpment Overlook, the rest of the hike is downhill. Special attractions: Waterfalls, Lake Superior shoreline, Presque Isle River.
Hiking Michigan

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Hiking Michigan

by Mike Modrzynski (Falcon Guides)

A point-to-point trail across the park along the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. The longest trail in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the Lake Superior Trail is a point-to-point trail that runs nearly the full width of this wilderness area. Unless you have pre-positioned a second vehicle or made other arrangements to get back to your start point, you have no other option than to do an about-face and hike back.

The most practical route for hikers along this trail that shadows the Lake Superior shoreline is to hike into the sunset, east to west. That way, once you have descended from the Escarpment Overlook, the rest of the hike is downhill. Special attractions: Waterfalls, Lake Superior shoreline, Presque Isle River.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ontonagon
Distance: 16
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Best in Fall
Local Contacts: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Local Maps: USGS Thomaston, White Pine, and Carp River quads;
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Superior Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/12/2008
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8/1/1999
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The Lake superior Trail is a great backcountry route through the entire Porcupine Wilderness areas. There are great, dense stands of timber along the way and plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. One may actually be surprised how long you can go without seeing the lake from this trail. There isn't a lot of sand beach along the route but on a hot day you will manage to find a way through the rocks into the cool lake. Be sure to take advantage of the bear poles at the designated camping sites as campers are often robbed by black bears in this area.



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