Carp Creek Gorge, Emmet County (7-21-09) - dwhike
Another shot of tranquil Carp Creek...

I stumbled upon this hike looking at the nearby U of M biological website. The 2-mile loop circles a 100-150' deep gorge cut by the tiny Carp Creek between Douglas and Burt Lakes. What makes it unique is that the water flowing out from Douglas Lake does not drop into the gorge as a dramatic waterfall but rather seeps into the ground emerging into the gorge from the bottom of a steep, 118' hillside about a half mile to the south. It doesn't sound like much but trust me, it's pretty cool to see. Oh, and with the family along, the company was great too...


Hike Length: 1.5 miles                 Hike Duration: 1:00

Trailhead Temp: 79'F

Min. Elevation: 655'                      Max. Elevation: 725'

Total Vertical Gain: 100'              Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 67'


Directions to Trailhead:

-Parking area is off south side of Riggsville Road approx 5 miles east of Pellston (Riggsville Road begins as Mill St in  Pellston) or 3.5 mile west of I-75 Exit 322.