Trail Run Project Logo

North Mirror Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (4)

Lake of the Clouds down to Mirror Lake through dense coniferous forest.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

93%

Runnable

1,646' 502 m

High

1,085' 331 m

Low

575' 175 m

Up

355' 108 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Description

Drop down from the popular Lake of the Clouds overlook to Scott Creek, then up a tight draw over to Trail Creek ending at the wooded shores of Mirror Lake. Excellent camping amongst the deciduous forest can be found here.

The Upper Midwestern United States isn't home to many vast swaths of wilderness so the Porkies are a real gem. This section is the portal into this wilderness, so to speak. The popular Lake of the Clouds trailhead is home to many an auto tourist, but for those willing to put in the extra effort and drop down into the wilds, solitude and a true backcountry experience await.

In addition to isolation, plenty of quality camping, backcountry lakes, fishing, bird and wildlife options abound as you make your way along quality trail tread past some of the finest scenery the Midwest has to offer.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sam H

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 4 votes

#535

Overall
  5.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#5

in Michigan

#535

Overall
20 Views Last Month
3,292 Since Apr 22, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
0%
50%
0%

Photos

The Big Carp River.
May 28, 2015 near Ontonagon, MI
Enjoy beautiful fall colors at Lake of the Clouds.
Feb 17, 2017 near Ontonagon, MI
Lake of the Clouds from the Mirror Lake Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Ontonagon, MI
Mirror Lake
Apr 22, 2015 near Wakefield, MI
Lake of the Clouds.
May 28, 2015 near Ontonagon, MI
A nice August day at Lake of the Clouds
Aug 17, 2015 near Ontonagon, MI

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none