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Minong Ridge Trail -1-Isle Royale


The Minong Ridge Trail is a 29-mile route along the north shore of Isle Royale National Park. The trail is not only the park's most challenging hike but arguably the hardest backpacking trek in Michigan. Part of the challenge is the amount of time needed to hike it. The trail itself is a three to four-day walk from McCargoe Cove Campground to Windigo. But most backpackers also need another two days to reach McCargoe Cove from Rock Harbor. Carrying six days worth of food and fuel makes for a heavy backpack on a trail where you want to be as light as possible. Minong Ridge is also an up-and-down hike that, at times, will have you wondering if you’re headed in the right direction. Portions are a path in the woods but much of it is a route along a rocky ridge where the only indication of the trail is an occasional rock cairn. No other trail in Michigan uses cairns so extensively. This map covers the Minong Ridge Trail from the McCargoe Cove Campground to its junction with the Hatchet Lake Trail, an 8-mile trek. Produced by, the map includes: --10-foot contour lines --All adjoining trails and campgrounds --Amenity icons --Mileage flags marking the Minong Ridge Trail For photos and complete trip information for the Minong Ridge Trail or Isle Royale National Park go to the website at

Price: $ 2.99 USD


Primary Category: Recreation

Secondary Categorization: Parks

Published: 2019

Language: English

Size: 5.2 MB

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