Giant Pines Loop

Paradise, Michigan

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This short loop hike on Tahquamenon Falls State Park’s west end offers a compelling sample of the park’s attractions. The circuit stops at two vistas to view the Upper Falls, perhaps the preeminent shrine for nature lovers in the eastern Upper Peninsula. In addition the loop passes a subtle but powerful parade of old-growth forest, an unusual chance to take a journey back in time. To top it all off, the route passes a rare grove of ancient white pine trees.
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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

This short loop hike on Tahquamenon Falls State Park’s west end offers a compelling sample of the park’s attractions. The circuit stops at two vistas to view the Upper Falls, perhaps the preeminent shrine for nature lovers in the eastern Upper Peninsula. In addition the loop passes a subtle but powerful parade of old-growth forest, an unusual chance to take a journey back in time. To top it all off, the route passes a rare grove of ancient white pine trees.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Paradise
Distance: 4.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best May through October
Local Contacts: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Local Maps: USGS Betsy Lake South
Driving Directions: Directions to Giant Pines Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/19/2010
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This trail was fun an would do it again. Only draw back is it was wet as hell an we did alot of puddle jumping.



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