Spring Scenic Splendor Snap Shots of Munising & Alger County in UP Michigan

A beginner's first steps hiking

Outdoor Recreational Adventure


Where do you begin? — If you have a strong desire to embark on a Michigan Upper Peninsula hiking journey and excited about witnessing first hand a scenic wilderness forest adventure- without having to fork out hundreds of dollars for travel and equipment expenses, then you have arrived to the right web site.


This site's mission is dedicated entirely to the inexperienced... first timers if you will, but most of all for those having a thriving passion to explore hidden Upper Michigan trails to numerous scenic treasures.



Planning is the key —

Beaver Creek, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Collecting as many resources as you can, will aid in your understanding of the area you intend to hike.


Don't rely on hear-say about a given area. Instead, do your homework- be prepared.


Here in the Upper Peninsula, there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of hiking trails to choose from. Most are easily accessible, though there are other trails that will extend into thick forests having rough terrain, bog marches, swamped river sides and steep hill climbs- just to name a few. Get the hiking information advantage before embarking you soles to the soil.



Equipment essentials —

Beaver Creek Log Jam

For day hikes, you really don't need much to have a pleasurable hiking experience. First and most importantly, good quality foot ware is suggested.


You don't need to have tired or sore feet while traveling and you certainly don't want to encounter any pain after you've completed your hike.


Food and water is you next concern. Having a good hearty breakfast a couple of hours before departure will provide lasting energy until you stop for lunch. Meals should be nutritious, lightweight and easy to pack. Remember- you'll have carry out what you pack into the forest.



- Day Hiking Trips and Considerations
A well organized weekend trip could easily provide you with a quality, full day hike that will revitalize your metabolism, satisfy your soul and cleanse your inner spirit.


- Munising Day Hikes
One of the best ways to experience Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is to hike its network of trails. If you only have a few minutes or hours to see a portion of the Lakeshore, one of these day hikes may be for you.


- Day Hikes - Grand Marais, Michigan Area
Day Hikes information for the Grand Marais, Michigan area and the Hiawatha National Forest.



Michigan Hiking Information & Resources


Bruno's Run Hiking Trail
Hiking, Biking, Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Trail


Backcountry Camping
Department of Natural Resources - Recreation & Camping


Hiking Hiawatha National Forest
U.S. Forest Service Recreational Activities - Hiking Hiawatha National Forest


Recreational Trails in the Hiawatha National Forest
Hiawatha National Forest Tourist Attraction Information Resource


Hiawatha National Forest Hiking & Walking
Yahoo! Travel - A complete list of hiking and recreational trails in Michigan's U.P.