Indian Portage Trail

Houghton, Michigan 49921

Indian Portage Trail

Indian Portage Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A trail over a historic American Indian portage route from McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. Islanders named this trail because of legendary use by American Indians to portage canoes along the route from Chippewa Harbor north to McCargoe Cove.

The route traces portions of the shorelines of four inland lakes on its way to the sheltered waters of McCargoe Cove. Not a difficult hike, the trail has varied terrain that will slow many hikers. Allow for a long day to enjoy this 11-mile trail. Special attractions: Inland lakes, wilderness scenery."

Indian Portage Trail Reviews

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EXCELLENT! Loved the variety of forest types visible on this trail. West Chikenbone and Chippewa Harbor campgrounds were great this time of year, and Lake Richie was a perfect lunch spot. Caught some pike, cleaned up a little in the lake, warmed up in the sun. Trail was a little wet in places, and later there was debate if Chippewa Harbor was worth doubling back 4.2 miles the next day. Lake Mason is definately a side trip worth taking.

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Trail Information

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Best in Summer
Isle Royale National Park
Local Contacts
Isle Royale Topographic Map
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Jul 2018