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“Beautiful place to hike”

Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
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Owner description: A 508-acre sanctuary of rare old-growth white pines. 2.5 miles of hiking trails (no wheeled vehicles). A moderate hike; accessible for families and couples. Steep hills, whisper quiet, and beautiful..
Hell, Michigan
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825 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to hike”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We hiked in Estivant Pines in July 2011 while camping nearby. We were there during the week when the temperatures were in the mid 90's in Hancock so it was warmer than a typical hiking trip in the UP. The trees were beautiful and there were some birds to be seen but we didn't see manyanimals. I'm sure the heat and the fact that it was in the moddle of the day contributed to us not seeing animals. I highly recommend getting out and taking a hike in Estivant Pines.

Visited July 2012
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Houghton, Michigan, Usa
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44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice short, scenic hike, big trees”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Not a whole lot of people, very pretty, got some nice fall color pictures. Varied trails, some parts easy walking, a few parts less easy, but all good.

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Calumet, Michigan
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to hike”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great trails and beautiful trees. trails are for more than beginner hikers and can be a little treacherous. Definately worth the trip.

Visited August 2012
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Gillett, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“walk on the mountain”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

while the trees were huge including some large oaks we found some parts of the trail are difficult to manage becuase of roots on the trail ,steep parts can become slippery.the trees are neat to see their hieght and girth are incredable.

Visited September 2012
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Traverse City, Michigan
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135 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Tough to find - and so what?”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Lots and lots of trees, tall pines. but overstated. So much logging or something going on it was disconcerting. The Hartwick Pines in the Gaylord area is a much superior forest visit. Wouldn't spend time trying to get there from downtown Copper Harbor. Don't see the attraction.

Visited August 2012
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