Escarpment

Bessemer, Michigan

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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 landmarks. Far to the west, past Lafayette Peak’s craggy south face, Lake Superior sparkles in the distance. Off to the southeast the Trap Hills dimple the horizon. Hundreds of feet below the Escarpment’s craggy heights, Lake of the Clouds feeds the headwaters of the Big Carp River.
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

by Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky (Falcon Guides)

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 landmarks.

Far to the west, past Lafayette Peak’s craggy south face, Lake Superior sparkles in the distance. Off to the southeast the Trap Hills dimple the horizon. Hundreds of feet below the Escarpment’s craggy heights, Lake of the Clouds feeds the headwaters of the Big Carp River.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bessemer
Distance: 6.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best May through October
Local Contacts: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (906) 885-5275
Local Maps: USGS Carp River, Government Peak quads
Driving Directions: Directions to Escarpment

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