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Gems in Michigan - 9

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

Chapel Rock

(11) Munising, MI
gem Favorite Dwarfed by the trees.

Warren Woods Galien River Overlook

(2) Three Oaks, MI
gem Favorite Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

(10) Beulah, MI
gem Favorite The 410-acre Humbug Marsh Unit contains the last mile of nature shoreline along the U.S. Mainland portion of the Detroit River

Last Old Growth Forest on the Detroit River

(1) Gibraltar, MI
gem Favorite Scoville Point - Isle Royale National Park

Scoville Point

(7) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Rock Harbor Lighthouse from the water

Rock Harbor Lighthouse and Edisen Fishery

(7) Isle Ro…, MI
gem Favorite Mostly-frozen Tahquamenon Falls in winter from the primary viewing platform.

Tahquamenon Falls

(8) Newberry, MI
gem Favorite Mosquito Falls

Mosquito Falls

(9) Munising, MI
gem Favorite Boardwalk trail

Canyon Falls

(1) L'Anse, MI

Recommended Routes in Michigan - 68

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Favorite Tall trees on the trail towards Chapel Rock in the summer.
Intermediate

Chapel Loop

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

Munising, MI
Favorite A working water pump!
Intermediate

Potawatomi Trail

17.5 mi 28.1 km 787' Up 239.94 m Up 783' Down 238.66 m Down

Pinckney, 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 Wide shot from the highest point after the dune climb.
Difficult

Dunes Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 454' Up 138.29 m Up 453' Down 138 m Down

Beulah, 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 The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Intermediate

Northern Loop

14.2 mi 22.9 km 649' Up 197.92 m Up 649' Down 197.86 m Down

Leland, 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 Dwarfed by the trees.
Easy

Warren Woods

1.6 mi 2.6 km 54' Up 16.46 m Up 54' Down 16.42 m Down

Three Oaks, MI

Michigan Hiking

  • 5,882 Miles 9,467 Kilometers of Trail
  • 71 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 713 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 414 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 44 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Michigan - 1,100

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12.0 mi 19.3 km #1Manistee River Trail
Intermediate
Manton, MI
Intermediate
Manton, MI 55 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Bush Bay Hiking Trail (Narnia Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Saint Ignace, MI
3.8 mi 6.2 km #3Escarpment Trail
Intermediate
Ontonagon, MI
Intermediate
Ontonagon, MI 14 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #4Crow's Nest/Tallmadge Woods Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Douglas, MI
182.3 mi 293.4 km #5NCT: MI Segment 2 - Central UP
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
Intermediate
L'Anse, MI
40.2 mi 64.7 km #6Greenstone Ridge Trail
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
5.1 mi 8.1 km #7Hickory Ridge Hike & Ski Trail
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI
Intermediate
South Lyon, MI 18 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #8Shields Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Ortonville, MI
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington Hills, MI
2.9 mi 4.6 km #10West Huginnin Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Isle Royale, MI

Photos of Michigan - 704

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The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Sunrise over Rock Harbor.
Jan 16, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI
The Milky Way from the shore of Lake Michigan on North Manitou Island!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Great sunset on the beach!
Aug 25, 2016 near Leland, MI
Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge – fall" by Mike Lozon. Courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 4, 2019 near Allendale, MI
Bluffs along the Manistee River Trail.
Aug 13, 2016 near Cadillac, MI
Rock Harbor
May 21, 2015 near Isle Ro…, MI
Lakeside trail in fall" by Mike Lozon. Photo courtesy of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation.
Dec 9, 2019 near Ferrysburg, MI