Hiking opportunities are numerous in the Copper Country, and there are options that truly suit people of all skill levels; from easy, wheel-chair accessible paths to strenuous paths bordering on actual rock climbing. With little more than comfy shoes, a couple of bottles of water and a local map, you can explore some of the area’s short, easy hikes. Looking for something a little more challenging? You’ll need sturdy boots, extra water and snacks as well as a compass, map, first aid kit and sense of adventure! No matter where you are exploring, it is always a good idea to let someone know where you will be going and when you plan to be back.


Easy Keweenaw Hikes: Close to parking, possibly paved, not much incline, usually short

  • Agate Falls
  • Bond Falls
  • Houghton Waterfront Trail
  • Nara Nature Trail
  • Bear Lake Trail in McLain State Park


Moderate to Difficult Keweenaw Hikes:  Possibly long, rugged terrain, steeper inclines, more difficult access

  • Alligator Eye
  • Cathedral and Memorial Loop Trails
  • Greenstone Ridge and Rock Harbor
  • Lake Bailey Wildlife Sanctuary