Cross Trail

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan

Elevation Gain708ft
Trailhead Elevation602ft
Elevation Min/Max602/1214ft
Elevation Start/End602/602ft

Cross Trail

Cross Trail is a hiking trail in Ontonagon County and Gogebic County, Michigan. It is within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 602 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 708 feet. The trail ends near the Lake Superior Cabin, Big Carp 4 Cabin, and Big Carp 6 Cabin chalets. This trail connects with the following: Little Carp River Trail and Lake Superior Trail.

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"A connector trail between two of the park's major trails. From the southern trailhead on the Little Carp Trail hikers go 0.5 mile before dropping into an extensive wet area known as the Memengwa Swamp. The wetlands can be especially buggy early in the hiking season, and will be challenging regardless of the time of the year you visit.

After 1.5 trail miles, the swamp turns into a relatively dry forest as hikers begin to climb out of the wet basin. A slight climb over the next mile of the trail ends at an overlook that presents the first look at the Big Carp River. Special attractions: Big Carp River, swamp ecology, connector trail possibilities."

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Trail Information

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Thomaston, White Pine, and Carp River quads;
Local Maps

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Nov 2018