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So you want to go to see some amazing views in Michigan as a part of your time in the Upper Peninsula!

 

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Which are the best hikes in Michigan that will give you some of those amazing views?!

 

 

Below is a quick list of some hiking trails in the UP to know about when you want to get in some Michigan hiking when you are in the Upper Peninsula.

 

 

 
Side note!

Here are some ideas for an Upper Peninsula road trip!

The most important places in the UP to know about are Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and the bubbling Big Spring of Kitch-iti-kipi.

Make it a Michigan camping trip to remember by going camping near Lake Superior.

Lighthouses are also a thing, so stop by one of the Lake Superior lighthouses (or many more!), like Whitefish Point and/or Crisp Point. You can also go to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum to explore why Lake Superior has a reputation for being Shipwreck Coast and the Graveyard of the Great Lakes.

Many people don't make it over to the western part of the Upper Peninsula. But if you want to, you will want to know about Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Then, on your way back down south, you can make a detour to go to Mackinac Island (ferry required) or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. (Or, you can do these things on your way up north!)

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Best hikes in Michigan when it’s your first trip to the Upper Peninsula

 

1. Chapel Loop Trail

Best hike in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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The Chapel Loop Trail is THE hike to do in Pictured Rocks!

It’s a hike along the North Country Trail and Lake Superior.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the national lakeshores in Michigan.

Pictured Rocks is famous for the Pictured Rocks cliffs. A popular way to see the cliffs is by boat.

And, you can also see the Pictured Rocks cliffs by foot by hiking the Chapel Loop Trail!

Hiking to see the Pictured Rocks cliffs is one of the best hikes in Pictured Rocks.

The Chapel Loop Trail is a loaded hike really!

Along the way, you will see waterfalls, a tree growing on a rock, and a beach!

And the best of all, it comes with tons of views of Lake Superior!

 

 

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2. Sugarloaf Mountain trail

Best hike in Marquette MI

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Making it to the end of the Sugarloaf Mountain trail might have you feeling like you are on an island!

This is another hike in Michigan that will give you amazing views of Lake Superior.

This can be a perfect stop to make as you are driving from Pictured Rocks to the Keweenaw Peninsula or another part of the Western Upper Peninsula.

 

 

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3. Escarpment Trail

Best hike in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is one of the best state parks in Michigan.

And hiking the Escarpment Trail is one of the best hikes in the Porcupine Mountains.

For part of the hike, you’ll be hiking along the “escarpment” or ridge and you can get views

Before you go hiking on the main part of the Escarpment Trail, you can first go for a short hike to the Lake of the Clouds overlook, which is one of the famous views of the Porcupine Mountains.

And then you can continue onwards to hike the Escarpment Trail!

 

 

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And that’s a but about hiking in the UP!

 

Best hikes in the Upper Peninsula

 

For more amazing views in Michigan, you will want to look into visiting these places in the UP:

 

More more hiking in Michigan, Lake Michigan in the Lower Peninsula will also give you amazing views!

 

HAPPY HIKING IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN!