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Keweenaw Trail Maps

For most of the Keweenaw's history it was the mine companies that owned great swaths of land up and down the peninsula. As the copper empire came to a close and companies sold off their assets, a great deal of this land was sold to land companies and managed as commercial forests. Since then those vast holding have been transferred again, this time to local land conservation groups who have acquired ownership of large parcels of land scattered about the Copper Country. These groups have been generous enough of open their land to the public for non-motorized use. To help navigate the numerous trails found throughout these public accessible lands we have put together a series of trail maps.


Bare Bluff

Easily the Keweenaw's most rugged and difficult trail, this three mile trek ascends several hundred feet of elevation on its way to the top of Bare Bluff - a scenic outlook overlooking Bete Gris Bay and the tip of the peninsula. View Map…

Black Creek

This meandering trail runs for nearly five miles and offers a variety of landscapes to explore including fern covered dunes, sprawling hardwood forests, and deep river gorges before emerging along a remote and rock strewn Lake Superior beach. View Map…

Copper Range Rail Trail

This former railroad grade turned multi-use trail runs for over 20 miles through old mining towns and abandoned mine sites as it makes its way from Painesdale to Calumet, passing through several deep cuts and across an old railroad trestle along the way. View Map…

Estivant Pines

Situated within a remote 500 acre stand of virgin forest, this 2.5 mile long trail loops its way under a natural cathedral provided by the soaring heights of ancient old-growth white pines. View Map…

Fort Wilkins

These multi-use trails trace the shorelines of both Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Superior as they tour the campgrounds and day-use areas of Fort Wilkin's State Park. View Map…

Gardeners Creek

Anchored by an old Boy Scout Camp and embellished with several rustic bridges, this looping trail system explores the cedar swamps and hardwood woods bordering Gardener's Creek outside of Calumet Waterworks park. View Map…

Horseshoe Harbor

This remote nature preserve features an impressive series of soaring conglomerate outcroppings that form several small coves and islets along the rugged Superior shore. View Map…

Houghton Waterfront

This 4.5 mile long paved biking path takes a leisurely route along the scenic shores of the Portage Canal, passing through several parks and green spaces along the way. View Map…

Hunter's Point

A mile's worth of cumbersome trails pass by agate beaches and rocky coves on their way to the tip of this narrow finger of land jutting into Lake Superior and forming Copper Harbor's northern shore. View Map…

Lake Linden Park

This wide and leisurely trail runs along the shores of Torch Lake for over 2.5 miles atop a sprawling man-made peninsula built from old mine tailings - recently rehabilitated into a lush public green space. View Map…

McLain Park

Located within a vast 440 acre state park, this four mile long trail traverses along the marshy shores of Bear Lake and across rolling pine covered dunes before rising up along a high bluff overlooking the sprawling sandy shore of Lake Superior. View Map…

Mineral Range Rail Trail

Running along the former right of way of the Mineral Range Railroad, this 17 mile stretch of multi-use trail cuts its way through sweeping wetlands and sprawling forests on its way from Hancock to Calumet. View Map…

Mt. Baldy

This long and difficult trail runs for over three miles and rises some 700 feet in elevation as it climbs to the top of Mt. Baldy - a rocky precipice that provides for sweeping panoramic views along the Lake Superior shore and across the lush forests of the peninsula. View Map…

Redwyn's Dunes

This picturesque mile lone trail runs a roller coaster route across the rolling dunes of Great Sand Bay, passing through vast red pine forests and along intermittent ponds before stopping by the rock strewn Lake Superior shore. View Map…

Swedetown Ponds

Making its way along the shore of this small man-made pond is a short half-mile long loop trail sprinkled with a few fishing piers and picnic areas. View Map…

Upson Lake

A leisurely mile long trail makes its way along this north-woods bordered lake, crossing a large beaver dam in the process. View Map…