Beaver Lake Loop

Munising, Michigan

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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 becomes the rim of the vast valley known as Beaver Basin. Not only is Beaver Basin a noticeable healthy bulge in the long, skinny national lakeshore boundary lines, parts of the basin are the lakeshore’s quietest corner. Moose wander through, sampling the greens at Trapper Lake; bald eagles and river otters like the fishing at Beaver Lake; and rare coaster brook trout run up Seven Mile Creek.
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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

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 becomes the rim of the vast valley known as Beaver Basin.

Not only is Beaver Basin a noticeable healthy bulge in the long, skinny national lakeshore boundary lines, parts of the basin are the lakeshore’s quietest corner. Moose wander through, sampling the greens at Trapper Lake; bald eagles and river otters like the fishing at Beaver Lake; and rare coaster brook trout run up Seven Mile Creek.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Munising
Distance: 10.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best May through October
Local Contacts: PRNL, (906) 387-3700 or (906) 387-2607, www.nps.gov/piro
Local Maps: USGS Trappers Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Beaver Lake Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

9/17/2007
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Sept. 1, 2007 Trails were marked well enough though somewhat narrow especially along ridge top of Lakeshore Trail. Beachfront portion of route wssn't quite as easy as we expected, hot temps and uneven tide edge sand slowed us a little. We followed the eastern shoreline of Beaver Lake for about three quarters mile and enjoyed a nice breeze. There was some neat plant life along with several different animal tracks found on the lakeshore. Our group (three of us) really liked the Beaver Creek campsite. Especially the beach area and the creek mouth at Lake Superior. We felt it was way less used and more seculed than the popular Chaple Beach area. We went on to Trappers Lake for a night and enjoyed the peace and quietness of this place. The lakeshore is heavy tree growth with lots of jagged down trees but you can eventually find a clear enough safe spot to access water, etc.



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