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Gems in Upper Peninsula - 5

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gem Favorite Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.

Chapel Rock

(10) Munising, MI
gem Favorite Looking downriver from the Brink platform.

Tahquamenon Falls

(8) Newberry, MI
gem Favorite Scoville Point - Isle Royale National Park

Scoville Point

(6) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Rock Harbor Lighthouse is beautiful viewed from the water on the Ranger III ferry.

Rock Harbor Lighthouse and Edisen Fishery

(6) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Mosquito Falls

Mosquito Falls

(9) Munising, MI

Recommended Routes in Upper Peninsula - 17

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Favorite Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.
Intermediate

Chapel Loop

10.6 mi 17.1 km 763' Up 232.47 m Up 752' Down 229.35 m Down

Munising, MI
Favorite The Big Carp River.
Intermediate/Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Loop

21.2 mi 34.1 km 1,463' Up 445.88 m Up 1,444' Down 440.21 m Down

Ontonagon, MI
Favorite Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Intermediate/Difficult

Greenstone Ridge

40.2 mi 64.7 km 2,451' Up 747.19 m Up 2,454' Down 748.12 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI
Favorite Enjoy beautiful fall colors at Lake of the Clouds.
Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Traverse

26.5 mi 42.6 km 2,595' Up 790.9 m Up 2,624' Down 799.65 m Down

Ontonagon, MI
Favorite Lake Superior from the Minong Ridge Trail
Difficult

Minong Ridge Traverse

29.2 mi 47.0 km 2,256' Up 687.69 m Up 2,265' Down 690.44 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI
Favorite The Big Carp River.
Difficult

Porcupine Mountains Scenic Wilderness Loop

23.5 mi 37.8 km 1,614' Up 491.93 m Up 1,617' Down 492.81 m Down

Wakefield, MI
Favorite A little downriver from the Upper Falls.
Intermediate

Tahquamenon Falls Route

5.8 mi 9.3 km 418' Up 127.49 m Up 577' Down 175.75 m Down

Newberry, MI
Favorite A view from the trail along Tobin Harbor.
Intermediate

Stoll Memorial Trail

3.3 mi 5.3 km 55' Up 16.68 m Up 51' Down 15.55 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI
Favorite Lake Superior from the bluffs along the East Huginnin Cove Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

East and West Huginnin Cove Trail

9.1 mi 14.6 km 563' Up 171.67 m Up 563' Down 171.62 m Down

Isle Ro…, MI

Upper Peninsula Running

  • 1,447 Miles 2,328 Kilometers of Trail
  • 16 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 93 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 98 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Upper Peninsula - 195

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3.8 mi 6.2 km #1Escarpment Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI 13 
40.2 mi 64.7 km #2Greenstone Ridge Trail
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
1.9 mi 3.1 km #3Bush Bay Hiking Trail (Narnia Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
182.3 mi 293.4 km #4NCT: MI Segment 2 - Central UP
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
2.9 mi 4.6 km #5West Huginnin Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
4.3 mi 6.9 km #6North Mirror Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ontonagon, MI
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Mount Ojibway Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
172.1 mi 277.0 km #8NCT: MI Segment 3 - Eastern UP
Easy
Newberry, MI
Easy
Newberry, MI
5.8 mi 9.3 km #9Valley Spur Singletrack
Intermediate
Munising, MI
Intermediate
Munising, MI
8.3 mi 13.4 km #10State Highway M-185 (Lake Shore Boulevard)
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI

Photos of Upper Peninsula - 205

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Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Jan 16, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI
Rock Harbor
May 21, 2015 near Isle Ro…, MI
The Big Carp River.
May 28, 2015 near Ontonagon, MI
Chippewa Harbor Sunrise
Apr 2, 2020 near Isle Ro…, MI
Enjoy beautiful fall colors at Lake of the Clouds.
Feb 17, 2017 near Ontonagon, MI
A view of the tip of the Keweenaw Penninsula.
Feb 11, 2016 near Copper…, MI
Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.
Mar 10, 2017 near Munising, MI
Scoville Point - Isle Royale National Park
May 21, 2015 near Isle Ro…, MI