Hiking Project Logo

A straight shot connecting the Little Carp River with Lake Superior.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

1,194' 364 m

High

616' 188 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

577' 176 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildlife

Description

This is a straight, unassuming trail that gets hikers from the Little Carp River across the woods to the shores of the Great Lake Superior. Astounding views are found on the shores of the windswept Lake as well as gorgeous camping options.

Along the way, you'll find yourself in what is one of the greatest swaths of wilderness the Upper Midwest has to offer. The woods, water, and wildlife found here are worthy of the work required to access it.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Flora and fauna in the Porkies are quite abundant. One may witness black bear, fisher, red squirrel, varying hare, red fox, gray wolf, coyote, bobcat, porcupine, striped skunk, and on occasion, moose. In addition, the spring display of wildflowers in May is spectacular and the woodland wildflowers in summer continue this excellence. Coral-root orchids, rattlesnake plantain orchids, and many others. Ferns, clubmosses, lichens, and mosses are also in abundance.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sam H

Trail Ratings

  2.2 from 5 votes

#44865

Overall
  2.2 from 5 votes
5 Star
20%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
40%
1 Star
40%
Trail Rankings

#593

in Michigan

#44,865

Overall
5 Views Last Month
590 Since Apr 22, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
60%
0%
40%
0%

Photos

Lake Superior
Apr 22, 2015 near Wakefield, MI
The thick deciduous forest of the North country.  On the Cross Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Wakefield, MI
loading

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started