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Description: This overlook at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a scenic...
This overlook at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a scenic view.
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Great view from the top of the tower.

This is one of the best views in the park. It's not a very long hike, but it is mostly uphill. The pay off is the view from the top of the tower, you can see for miles from up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is one of the best views in the park. It's not a very long hike, but it is mostly uphill. The pay off is the view from the top of the tower, you can see for miles from up there.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a nice walk down a beautiful forested trail. Pretty easy half-mile (best guess) to the lookout tower. The view from the lookout is over miles of forested parkland.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A bit of a hike to get to it, but if you like scenic views, it is worth the hike. Not a hard trail, lots of stairs.

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Pennsylvania
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The location is well marked and there are fairly nice restrooms to use. A pleasant surprise is that the hike is half Boardwalk, a ton of work went into making that happen. The telescope usage is free, also neat. The hike is only a half mile long and the view is quite good. It'd be neat to go here on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We hiked about 8 miles on several trails before reaching Summit Peak Trail from South Mirror Lake Trail. From SML Trail, the Summit Peak trail rises swiftly through the forest. At the peak itself, there's a lookout tower offering 360 degree views. There's also a lower viewing platform between the peak and the parking area. The parking area has composting... More 

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Longview, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The view is nice, but I liked the view from the main overlook better. To view the summit you drive around the south boundary trail to the summit overlook. The trail rises about 300 feet in .5 miles so it's kind of steep. Then there are lots of stairs. We did it just to say we did!

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Duluthj
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was a clear day and the hike up to the top of the tower was worth it as we could see a ship out in the lake. Met a great couple from Port Huron, MI and compared ports as we are from Duluth, MN. Wish we didn't following this with a hike down to Mirror Lake as that was... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice hike to the peak. Lots of stairs! You can see for miles from up there! Amazing Views!! Nothing to not like here!

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Lisle IL
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Decided not to go all the way to Lake in the Clouds, but were glad we chose Summit Peak. There is a very nice hike going to the peak, not too long, not too short. However, be ready to climb some stairs. Not really accessible for handicap viewing. The wooded hike was gorgeous.

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I actually enjoyed this more than Lake of the Clouds. But we also had better sun light that day and were able to see more of the fall foliage. Both are wonderful though.

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