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At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park. It is home to 35,000 acre old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, miles of rivers and streams, more than 90 miles of hiking trails, the Lake Superior shoreline and vistas unrivaled anywhere in the Midwest. The Wilderness Visitor Center offers interpretive programs, exhibit hall, information on trail conditions, a gift shop and more.

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Camping

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Porcupine Mountains– Kaug Wudjoo Lodge  

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Trails

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Trail Map

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Trail Information

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park -Beaver Creek Trail – Descends from the Summit Peak parking area then crosses the Little Carp river and adjacent wetlands to join with the Little Carp River Trail.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Carp River Trails – Travels the escarpment ridge west from Lake of the Clouds then descends into the valley, following the Big Carp River to Lake Superior. Noted for scenic views, old-growth forest, waterfalls, and brook trout fishing.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Cross Trail/Correction Line Trail – The Correction Line Trail and Cross Trail are located in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. They cross the heart of the park’s old growth forest and connect the Big Carp River Trail to Mirror Lake. 

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Deer Yard Trail – The Deer Yard Trail, located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula, is one of several trails that make up the mountain biking and cross-country ski trail system in the park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Double Trail – The Double Trail, located inside the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, is one of several trails that make up the mountain biking and cross-country skiing trail system in the park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – East and West River Trails – These trails follow the Presque Isle River, the largest river in the park. Boardwalk and viewing platforms allow breathtaking views of waterfalls and rapids. For your safety, no swimming or wading is permitted in the Presque Isle River. Be very careful when exploring this area.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – East and West Vista Trails

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Escarpment Trail – Follows the escarpment ridge from the Lake of the Clouds parking area to the Government Peak Trailhead on M-107. Sheer cliffs and scenic vistas of the Lake provide grand scenery. Large elevation changes make this trail a challenge.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Government Peak Trail – The Government Peak trail is nestled in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. It stretches 7.3 miles from a trailhead off M-107, heads south to a junction with the Lost Lake Trail and then eventually merges into the North Mirror Lake Trail.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Lake Superior Trail – Rugged and remote, this is the park’s longest and most challenging trail. Much of the route parallels the Lake Superior shore and affords many outstanding views.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Lily Pond Trail – Provides access to the Lily Pond area and the Little Carp River Trail.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Log Camp Trail – The Log Camp Trail, located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula, is one of several trails that make up the mountain biking and cross-country ski trail system in the park. 

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Lost Lake Trail – Lost lake is a small, secluded wilderness lake. This trail is ideal for the quiet hike and can be combined with the Government Peak Trail to “cross” the mountains with a north-south hike with a one-way distance of 6.7 miles.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Nonesuch Trail – The Nonesuch Trail, located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, is one of several trails that make up the mountain biking and cross-country skiing trail system in the park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – North Mirror Lake Trail – From the Lake of the Clouds parking area, the trail descends into the Big Carp River valley before climbing steeply into the park’s interior uplands on its way to Mirror Lake. Perched at 1,532 feet above sea level, Mirror Lake is the highest lake in the park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Overlook Trail – This popular loop offers scenic views and magnificent old-growth hardwoods. Hiker will encounter steep uphill and downhill trail sections on this route.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Pinkerton Trail – Winds through impressive stands of old-growth hardwood-hemlock timber. Provides the most direct access for fishing the mouth of the Little Carp River.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – River Trail

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – South Mirror Lake Trail – This trail offers the most direct route to Mirror Lake and also connects to the Summit Peak Side Trail.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Summit Peak Tower Trail

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Superior Loop – The Superior Loop, located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula, is one of several trails that make up the mountain biking and cross-country ski trail system in the park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Triple Trail – The Triple Trail, located inside the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, is one of several trails that make up the mountain biking and cross-country skiing trail system in the park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Union Mine Trail – A short interpretive trail featuring the Little Union gorge and the history of the 1846 Union Mine.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Union Spring Trail – Access the Government Peak Trail by way of the 4-mile Union Spring Trail, located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Whitetail Path – A short trail allowing campers at Union Bay Campground an opportunity to stretch their legs with a hike to the Visitor Center.

Visitor Center

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Porcupine Mountains Visitors

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Visitor Center Nature Trail

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Visitor Center Guided Hikes and Activities

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Visitor Center Outdoor Skills Class

 

 

 

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