Indian Portage Trail is a hiking trail in Houghton Township, Michigan. It is within Isle Royale National Park. It is 10.1 miles long and begins at 667 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 20.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,867 feet. The Lake Richie, West Chickenbone Lake, and McCargoe Cove camp sites can be seen along the trail. There are also wetlands along the trail. The trail ends near the Chippewa Harbor camp site.
Indian Portage Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Mike Modrzynski, Hiking Michigan (Falcon Guides).
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