Thompson's Harbor State Park Hike Route Map

Thompson Harbor State Park

Thompson Harbor, located east of Rogers City, is one of those rare undeveloped jewels of the Michigan State Park system. Formerly a busy shipping harbor, Thompson's Harbor has now been completely reclaimed by nature. It's a wonder that I hadn't visited this place yet as it has quite a reputation for its wildflower displays in the spring.

I had, in fact, been eyeing this place for a hike since the beginning of winter and had been waiting for a nice clear day to visit. Alas, clear winter days in northern Michigan are fleeting and I felt I had waited long enough. Of the 6+ miles of trails in the park I covered about 4 on this loop. Despite the clouds, I managed to have a rather good time...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.342661, -83.588284


Route Type:  Loop (only possible in winter)

Difficulty:  MODERATE  (Petzoldt Rating:  4.20 )

Mileage Hiked: 4.0 miles

Trailhead Temp: 29'F

Min. Elevation: 575'

Max Elevation: 600' 

Total Elevation Gain:  100'


Trails Used (blaze color):  Loop #1 (unblazed), Loop #2 (unblazed)


1-21-2010

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