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Easy Hike and Nice Views

Summit Peak is a nice stop to make during your trip to the Porkies. However, I would not go so far... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
edejong7
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Another beautiful spot

This was a nice little hike fairly steep and then 209 steps to the top of the overlook tower. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
707LISAA707
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DeWitt, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summit Peak is a nice stop to make during your trip to the Porkies. However, I would not go so far as to say it is the highlight of the journey. There is a nicely maintained walkway that takes you up to a cool tower....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice little hike fairly steep and then 209 steps to the top of the overlook tower. It is worth it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 707LISAA707
Reviewed August 10, 2019

It's about equal to 24 flights of stairs but it's spread out. Even if your out ot shape, don't worry. It's doable. If you're afraid heights, don't worry the barriers a such that you will be OK.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RichardM974
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Manageable hiking on well groomed trails from parking lot with restroom facilities. A little scary to climb the tower, but worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 808elishak
Reviewed July 22, 2019

its easy to find the park and if you like to walk the trails its well worth it once you get to summit peak you have to climb stairs dont no how many but for the view you see up there its worth it

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tryan487
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

This is a great hike and view from the top, however, you will want to definitely wear your hiking shoes and be able to endure a little more moderate hiking with the incline of the hike to the tower where you will climb 40 feet...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 24lorag
Reviewed May 10, 2019

During our stay in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, we drove to the Summit Peak Scenic Area; we did the half mile hike to the highest point in the mountains and climbed up the look out tower. Nice to enjoy the panoramic view from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nickelcitygirl
Reviewed October 31, 2018

As seniors, we sometimes feel so blessed to be able to do this type of attraction. There are lots of stairs to the top, and many to the tower itself, nothing too crazy, we are in decent shape so we stopped one or two times...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

After a short but very pleasant half mile hike (including 200+ stairs), you will be greeted with a stunning 360 degree view. If autumn, the colors will be gorgeous.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dana D
Reviewed October 6, 2018

You need to travel upwards and the look out adds more steps yet the view is breath taking. A decent walk with rest stops for those wanting to experience the view.

Date of experience: September 2018
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pikehike
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Response from Beth E | Reviewed this property |
50-60 is accurate for the tower; I'm going to say it's more like over 100 steps for the upper section of the trail. I didn't personally count, but someone coming down told us they'd been counting and the number they... More
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