Baraga County Trails

 

Baraga Trail Map

Falls River Trail is a short footpath beginning near the L’Anse Waterfront Park thatleads to a fishing area and series of small waterfalls on the Falls River.

 Baraga State Park Nature Trail: Hiking and cross-country ski trail 0.75 miles in length is part of the State Park just off U.S. 41 at the south end of the Village of Baraga. A state park permit or Recreation Passport is required for access by motor vehicle.

Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness: Congressionally designated wilderness area contains four established trails that permit non-motorized use only, and most are suited only to hiking. The wilderness straddles the border of Baraga and Houghton Counties.Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness.

Bears Den Overlook is located on F.R. 2200 about 0.25 miles south of the junction with F.R. 2270. It has a very short (0.15-mile) trail from a parking area to the overlook.

North Country Trail enters Baraga County to wrap around the east side of the wilderness for about 8 miles. A spur to F.R. 2270 creates a connection close to the Sturgeon Falls Trail.

Pine Bluff Trail is located west of the junction of F.R.s 2200 and 2240 on the eastern border of the wilderness. The hiking trail runs 0.8 miles on even ground within the wilderness to the edge of the gorge. It is possible but not recommended to continue down into the deep gorge.

Sidnaw Creek Trail is 7.5 miles long with trailheads on F.R. 2224 on the eastern border of the wilderness and at the end of F.R. 2217 on the western border.

Pinery Lakes Ski Trails - For cross country skiing enthusiasts, set in a thick forest of red pines, the trail features three marked trail loops which can be combined for a total of five miles of groomed trails. The varying terrain provides excellent skiing for all ability levels from novice to expert.