Best Backpacking in Michigan

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Rock Harbor Trail

    5 Reviews

    Houghton, MI

    A popular, relative comfortable two- or three-day trail, with scenic shoreline views and camping sites near inland lakes. According to park officials, this trail is probably the most heavily ...
    •  2-3 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    A popular, relative comfortable two- or three-day trail, with scenic shoreline views and camping sites near inland lakes. ...

  • #2 Feldmann Ridge - Island Mine Loop

    1 Reviews

    Houghton, MI

    A scenic three- or four-day loop departing from Windigo. This 24-mile loop is a mildly rugged trail that traces the southwestern corner of the park, an area with few tough stretches and plenty ...
    •  3-4 days
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    A scenic three- or four-day loop departing from Windigo. This 24-mile loop is a mildly rugged trail that traces the southwestern ...

  • #3 Trap Hills Traverse

    0 Reviews

    Bergland, MI

    Among all the attractions of this route, and there are many, one thing stands out--broad views. A string of rock outcrops offer sweeping vistas of what seem to be endless forest. Much of the ...
    •  Backpack
    •  28.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Among all the attractions of this route, and there are many, one thing stands out--broad views. A string of rock outcrops ...

  • #4 Isle Royale National Park: Greenstone Ridge Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houghton, MI

    Go high above this tiny Lake Superior island for solitude, views, and one of Michigan’s most incredible ridge hikes. Lake Superior acts like a 31,800-square-mile moat that keeps the sightseers ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    Go high above this tiny Lake Superior island for solitude, views, and one of Michigan’s most incredible ridge hikes. Lake ...