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Address: Little Carp River Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49938
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Scenic hiking trail at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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A Trail of Memories

This is one of the best trails you will ever hike. Heavy woods, rivers, spectacular views---it is all there. Be ready to spend some time on this one. It is not a quick and easy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ralph P
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Dixon, Illinois
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Dixon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best trails you will ever hike. Heavy woods, rivers, spectacular views---it is all there. Be ready to spend some time on this one. It is not a quick and easy hike. You will see some of the best parts of the Porkies on this trail.

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Thank Ralph P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We hiked from Lake Superior to Summit Peak road and the trail runs mostly along the river making it incredibly picturesque. We crossed the river 3 times, and one of those crossings included wading through fast moving, thigh high water. At 5’7”, 123 lbs + full 55l backpack I needed two solid walking sticks and very careful footing to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

A very fun, nice, and enjoyable hike. Very pretty scenery with so much to see. Did this with the hubs and we both had fun. ***Woofer friendly

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Thank Meg G
Saukville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

Absolutely great. I like isolation, contemplating nature, experiencing nature. Great experience. Seeing the waterfalls, then backpacking to Lake of The Clouds.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stayed in the Section 17 cabin along the trail, and can't say enough about how amazing the trail along the river is.

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Thank ItsjustDoug
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I love hiking near and across mountain streams. This trail offers many such opportunities. It also offers some hiking through old growth forests. I loved these aspects of the trail. The slope and difficulty of the trail is moderate IMO. (Note that we hiked the upper half of the trail only). I did not love the mosquitoes. I'd douse myself... More 

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

The trail is one of the driest in the park with some incredible views of the Little Carp River and several waterfalls. It is a tough hike, lots of ups and downs, but well-worth the effort. Numerous campsites and several cabins can be accessed from this trail.

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great rustic trail, beautiful cabin experience and stay. Used water for cooking, drinking and cleaning. Very clean. Beautiful natural setting. Other than foot trail, very little evidence of humans messing up area.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you like the sound of rushing water, this is your place. It' s not nearly as popular as Presque Isle or Lake of the Clouds. Really its beauty is a bit more subdued. It's a great place to just sit and listen to nature. If you spend more than a day in the park, you should really stop here-just... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Everything in the Porkies park is beautiful. Lake Superior, inland lakes, just great!

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