Route: Porcupine Mountains Loop (MI)

Michigan, US

Submitted by Joe Kallo:

The Porcupine Mountains Traverse is a ~26mi, gnarly, technical, loop which crosses most of the tallest peaks in the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, combining several of the park’s trails. Expect lots of mud, hemlock roots, and rock. Approximately 6 miles of the loop are on the ridge overlooking Lake of the Clouds valley with magnificent views of the Lake of the Clouds, Lake Superior, and all the peaks the route crosses. The first/last 4.5 miles of the loop are on the Escarpment Trail, a frequently airy ridge with 300’ vert a mile. Don’t neglect to climb the tower on Summit Peak for one of the best views on the loop.