Carp Creek Gorge, Emmet County (7-21-09) - dwhike
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...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.555663, -84.686726

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'