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Ontonagon, Michigan

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  • Headquarters Road, Michigan

    Snowshoe to the Lost Creek Yurt in the Porkies

    13.6 mi / 610 ft gain
    The Porcupine Mountains offer a lot of fantastic winter options including cabin and yurt rentals for winter excursions. The most remote trek available in the park is towards the Lost Creek Yurt, a 6.8 miles route that is 2.8 miles on cross country ski trail, and 4 miles on a flagged route into th...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Union Spring and Lost Lake Trails in the Porkies

    8.1 mi / 600 ft gain
    The hike begins at the Union Spring trailhead, roughly two miles south of the Park Headquarters on Boundary Road. This area of the park is also the winter cross country and snowshoeing section of the park, so many of the trails are marked for winter travel. To make sure you stay on the summer rou...
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  • Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    Hike to O Kun de Kun Falls

    2.6 mi / -100 ft gain
    Located roughly 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing on Highway 45, the O Kun de Kun Trailhead is a small turnoff located on the right side of the highway. The trailhead offers limited parking, but the trail is rarely busy. At the beginning the trail, hikers can see the blue blazes of the North Countr...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Hike Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains

    1.4 mi / 334 ft gain
    Hiking in the porcupine mountains could be a day trip or a week trip. From a short rim hike overlooking Lake of the Clouds to a three day back country camping excursion, there are endless amounts of options for planning a getaway to the Porcupine Mountains.  Located in the far northwest of Michig...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Hike the Escarpment Trail

    3.5
    8.6 mi
    Upon arriving at Porcupine Mountains State Park (from Highway 107) in Ontonagon, Michigan, follow signs to the Lake of the Clouds Overlook parking lot. From this overlook you will get a taste of the many views of Lake of the Clouds that are to come. The Escarpment Trail begins here and parallels ...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Big Carp River and Lake Superior Trails in the Porkies

    18.2 mi
    We started our hiking in the afternoon at the Lake of the Clouds parking lot. Our original plan for the hike was to thru hike the Lake Superior Trail, however, due to muddy conditions and recent rain, we chose the Big Carp River Trail as a dryer route to get to our mid-camp point near the Big Car...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Mirror Lake Cabins Loop

    6.24 mi / 584 ft gain
    The trip to Mirror Lake begins at the Summit Peak Scenic Area. To extend your hike, start at the Lily Pond trail-head farther south on Summit Peak Road (5.3 miles to cabin). The initial trail towards the lake is the Beaver Creek trail (1.2 miles). The trail climbs down the peak slope into some lo...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Summit Peak Observation Tower

    0.9 mi / 190 ft gain
    Summit Peak Observation Tower is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Little Carp River Trail in the Porkies

    4.0
    15.3 mi / -720 ft gain
    The Little Carp River Trailhead is located in the center of the Porcupine Mountain State Park, about 16 miles west of the park headquarters on S. Boundary Road. At the start of the trailhead, hikers can see Overlooked Falls. About a mile in one the trail, Greenstone Falls can be seen past both th...
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  • Trout Creek, Michigan

    Hike to the Base of Agate Falls

    1 mi / -200 ft gain
    Outside of Agate, MI, this spot is a couple of miles west of the town on MI-28. With parking on the side of the road, follow the main path under the bridge to reach the wooden walkway to the overlook. If you'd like to see the falls from above, before the walkway, there is a path up the hill that ...
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  • Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    Bond Falls Loop

    0.82 mi / 112 ft gain
    Bond Falls Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bruce Crossing, Michigan.
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  • Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    Explore Bond Falls

    4.0
    0 mi
    Very short hiking trail (walk) along the river to view the falls from various parking lots. There is a boardwalk with viewing platforms from the lower parking area or a gravel path from the roadside parking area that lead to stairs down to the board walk. Along the boardwalk there are multiple pl...
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Presque Isle River Waterfall Loop

    5.0
    2.47 mi / 335 ft gain
    This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which...
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  • Pelkie, Michigan

    Hike to Sturgeon Falls

    4.0
    1.5 mi
    The Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness is a remote and scenic section of the Ottawa National Forest. This trail descends steeply into Sturgeon Gorge to reach the falls – prepare to tackle the same elevation on your way out! There is also camping near the falls.
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  • Marenisco, Michigan

    Hike to Yondota Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Outside of Marenisco, MI, take Cty Rd 523 north of town. The trailhead is just north of the bridge over Presque Isle River, hidden away in the trees. We missed it our first pass over the bridge. Once at the trailhead, hike down roughly 0.25 to 0.5 miles to see the waterfalls to your left. There a...
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Photograph the Potawatomi and Gorge Waterfalls

    5.0
    Potawatomi and Gorge falls are two of the most scenic waterfalls on the black river. These two waterfalls are an easy stop for anyone and both waterfalls are accessible for wheelchairs.  The Black River Scenic Byway starts north of US 2 near Bessemer. There are signs on the highway.  The falls ar...
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Camping and Lodging in Ontonagon

Black River Harbor Pavilion
Ironwood, Michigan

Black River Harbor Pavilion

Marion Lake Group Site
Watersmeet, Michigan

Marion Lake Group Site

Sylvania (Clark Lake) Campground
Watersmeet, Michigan

Sylvania (Clark Lake) Campground

Clark Lake Pavilion
Watersmeet, Michigan

Clark Lake Pavilion

Sylvania Wilderness Backcountry Camping
Watersmeet, Michigan

Sylvania Wilderness Backcountry Camping