North Mirror Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 575' 175 m
Descent: -355' -108 m
High: 1,646' 502 m
Low: 1,085' 331 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Lake of the Clouds down to Mirror Lake through dense coniferous forest.”— samh Haraldson
The Upper Midwestern United States isn't home to many vast swaths of wilderness so the Porkies are a real gem. This section is the portal into this wilderness, so to speak. The popular Lake of the Clouds trailhead is home to many an auto tourist, but for those willing to put in the extra effort and drop down into the wilds, solitude and a true backcountry experience await.
In addition to isolation, plenty of quality camping, backcountry lakes, fishing, bird and wildlife options abound as you make your way along quality trail tread past some of the finest scenery the Midwest has to offer.
Land Manager: MI DNR - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park