- Ultralight Backpacking, Wilderness Trekking, Outdoor Adventure

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness

Mark and Sam took a four day weekend and did a great – albeit rainy – loop within the confines of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park located on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our trip route was as follows: N. Mirror Lake Trail, Little Carp River Trail, Lake Superior Trail and Big Carp River Trail.

Trip Photos



The Porcupine Mountains State Park is Michigan’s largest area of undeveloped wilderness. The Park was established in 1945 and later designated as a Wilderness Area.

It is 92 square miles big, with virgin forest, scenic waterfalls, rugged Lake Superior shore line, remote rustic cabins, 87 miles of hiking trails, and virtually no roads. 1

  • Specifications

  • LocationPorcupine Mountains Wilderness, Michigan
  • DateOct. 4th - Oct. 7th, 2007
  • Mileage30 mi