Top Adventures in Ontonagon

  • Snowshoe to the Lost Creek Yurt in the Porkies

    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...

    13.6 miles 610 ft gain

  • Backpack the Union Spring and Lost Lake Trails in the Porkies

    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 wint...

    8.1 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike to O Kun de Kun Falls

    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, ...

    2.6 miles -100 ft gain

  • Hike Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains

    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 ...

    1.4 miles 334 ft gain

  • Hike the Escarpment Trail

    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 com...

    8.6 miles

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

    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 r...

    18.2 miles

  • Backpack to the Mirror Lake Cabins in the Porkies

    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)....

    5.2 miles

  • Backpack the Little Carp River Trail in the Porkies

    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 th...

    15.3 miles -720 ft gain

  • Hike to the Base of Agate Falls

    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, bef...

    1 miles -200 ft gain

  • Explore Bond Falls

    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 boa...

    0 miles

  • Hike the Presque Isle River Waterfall Loop

    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, Nawada...

    2.3 miles

  • Hike to Sturgeon Falls

    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...

    1.5 miles

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