Marengo River / Porcupine Lake

Mellen, Wisconsin

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If you are looking for a long hike in the wilderness, this segment of the North Country Trail passes through the Chequamegon National Forest, passing the ruins of a historic settlement, crossing rivers and creeks, and offering three scenic overlooks and glimpses of six lakes.This works best as an overnight excursion. This hike is a story about woods, very big woods. Along the way there are a few lakes, as well as a handful of viewpoints from rock outcrops, but the overwhelming theme here is the forest. It is a beautiful forest of large, relatively old hardwoods, with a scattering of pines.
Hiking Wisconsin

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Hiking Wisconsin

by Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)

If you are looking for a long hike in the wilderness, this segment of the North Country Trail passes through the Chequamegon National Forest, passing the ruins of a historic settlement, crossing rivers and creeks, and offering three scenic overlooks and glimpses of six lakes.This works best as an overnight excursion.

This hike is a story about woods, very big woods. Along the way there are a few lakes, as well as a handful of viewpoints from rock outcrops, but the overwhelming theme here is the forest. It is a beautiful forest of large, relatively old hardwoods, with a scattering of pines.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Mellen
Distance: 22.6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 11 hours or overnight
Season: Spring through Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: North Country Trail Association, Chequamegon Chapter, che@northcountry trail.org or www.northcountrytrail.org/che; or Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Great Divide Ranger Office, 10650 Nyman Ave., Hayward, 54843; (715) 634-4821; www.fs .usda.gov
Local Maps: USGS Mineral Lake, Marengo River, Grandview, Diamond Lake; USFS The North Country Scenic Trail
Driving Directions: Directions to Marengo River / Porcupine Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/28/2007
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On balance it was beautiful, and the fall colors were amazing. The "ruins" of the swedish settlement weren't that spectacular, and should hardly be considered a selling point for this trip. The Adirondack shelter by the Marengo river makes a great camp, and would be a great place to spend the night if one were so inclined.



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