McCormick Tract Wilderness Hike Route Map

McCormick Tract Wilderness

Off my brother and I go to the middle of nowhere, aka. the McCormick Tract. The tract is a 16,000 acre wilderness in the middle of the Huron Mountains in the central UP. We were going to do a bit of hiking and spend the night in the wild outdoors. Our target was a small rocky ridge about 2.5 miles east along the NCT from the trailhead...the unnamed highpoint for Marquette County. To complicate things the forecast was calling for a good 'ol fashioned UP winter storm...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  46.642202, -88.046638

Route Type:  Out-and-back                   Difficulty:  CHALLENGING  (Petzoldt Rating:  6.60 )

Mileage Hiked: 5.0 miles                         Hike Duration:  3:00

Trailhead Temp: 35'F                              Trail Traffic:  NONE!!

Min. Elevation: 1,650'                                Max Elevation: 1,932' 

Total Vertical Gain:  800'                        Avg. Elevation Gain/Mile:  160'

Trails Used (blaze color):  McCormick Tract Trail (blue)