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This is the highest point in the Porcupine Mountains

This is quite the stair climb. But the views are spectacular. Use caution with the steps. Also... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane K
Battle Creek, Michigan
One of the "High" Points in Michigan

Well worth the 1/2 mile uphill hike and the 200+ stairs to get to the top. Great views of Lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam P
Bay City, Michigan
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This overlook at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a scenic view.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“half mile” (5 reviews)
“short hike” (7 reviews)
Ontonagon, MI
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is quite the stair climb. But the views are spectacular. Use caution with the steps. Also quite a hike/stair climb to this area.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the 1/2 mile uphill hike and the 200+ stairs to get to the top. Great views of Lake Superior and the surrounding Porcupine Mountains.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short hike (less than a mile one way). The steepest part of the trail is the climb up the fire tower for the views, but well worth it when arriving at the top! You also can hike further to a lake and...More

Thank DNvisitors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were driving through the Porcupine Mountains and heard about the view here at Summit Peak. It IS only a half mile hike, but it is all uphill on the way up, and includes several flights of stairs. Once on top of...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

On our way from Presque River to Silver City we stopped and hiked to Summit Peak. Short 1/2 mile hike, up the tower for an impressive view of the park and lake beyone.

Thank Bike2
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It's a half mile in but all uphill. Very brief wooded path before a lot of stairs. A lot of steps up! But the view is amazing - all the way to Lake Superior even on an overcast day. Mirror Lake was not visible as...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The peak is pretty cool. Got to see it when the leaves were changing colors. It is pretty easy walk to get to the top.

Thank hamblin55
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It involves a lot of steps but the views are outstanding for such a relatively short hike. We combined this hike with an afternoon at Presque Isle. It was the perfect way to spend a day at the Porcupine Mountains.

Thank EvoEvoEvo
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lots of stairs...but that's what this tower is!! Great view from the top, and no other way to get it but climb up!

Thank mytrek
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Its a hike all right. I heard more than one say "Thank God" when they reached the top. Take your time. Rest as often as you need to. Well worth the effort.

Thank peggy l
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