Carp Creek Gorge
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...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 45.555663, -84.686726
Route Type: Loop Difficulty: EASY
Hike Length: 1.5 miles Hike Duration: 1:00
Trailhead Temp: 79'F Trail Traffic: 1-5 people
Min. Elevation: 655' Max. Elevation: 725'
Total Vertical Gain: 100' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 67'
Trails Used (blaze color): Carp Creek Gorge Loop Trail (unblazed?)