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The Best Hiking in Ontonagon

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Top hiking spots in and near Ontonagon

  • 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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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Union Mine Trail

    1.07 mi / 141 ft gain
    Union Mine Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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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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  • Marenisco, Michigan

    Trap Hills Traverse

    5.9 mi / 1050 ft gain
    Trap Hills Traverse is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Bergland, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Government Peak Trail to Union Spring

    8.3 mi / 968 ft gain
    Government Peak Trail to Union Spring is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Trap Falls Trail

    4 mi / 502 ft gain
    Trap Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Matchwood Township, Michigan

    Cascade Falls Trail

    1.66 mi / 377 ft gain
    Cascade Falls Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bergland, Michigan.
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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

    Government Peak Loop

    13.28 mi / 1749 ft gain
    Government Peak Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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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

    Lake of the Clouds

    1.23 mi / 364 ft gain
    Lake of the Clouds is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Superior, Big Carp, and Escarpment Loop

    17.84 mi / 1624 ft gain
    Superior, Big Carp, and Escarpment Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Mirror Lake Trail

    4.91 mi / 614 ft gain
    Mirror Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Beaver Creek to Little Carp River to South Mirror Lake to Summit Peak Loop

    4.85 mi / 558 ft gain
    Beaver Creek to Little Carp River to South Mirror Lake to Summit Peak Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack to the Mirror Lake Cabins in the Porkies

    5.2 mi
    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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