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Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary

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The Clark Mine Road, Copper Harbor, MI
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It is an okay trail

Trail is rough with rocks and roots, meandering through the forest, with a few big pines to see... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
happygardener2016
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Romeo, Michigan
Great old growth pines

Very nice, moderate intensity nature walk with two loops of 1.2 & 1.1 mile each. Nice mix of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
shellking2016
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Grapevine, Texas
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A 508-acre sanctuary of rare old-growth white pines. 2.5 miles of hiking trails (no wheeled vehicles). A moderate hike; accessible for families and couples. Steep hills, whisper quiet, and beautiful..
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“old growth” (13 reviews)
“white pine” (5 reviews)
“mile hike” (5 reviews)
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The Clark Mine Road, Copper Harbor, MI
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Trail is rough with rocks and roots, meandering through the forest, with a few big pines to see. We met one guy in the parking lot, he was satisfied with just seeing a picture of a few of the big pine trees and decided to...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice, moderate intensity nature walk with two loops of 1.2 & 1.1 mile each. Nice mix of evergreen and regional deciduous trees. Well maintained.

Thank shellking2016
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It's wonderful that someone has preserved these woods. No one will ever confuse this place with Redwoods National Park. I saw a few old white pines. Again I think it's great that they have been preserved. I just wouldn't rate this a s a top...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A hike through Estivant Pines gives you a unique cathedral like experience while walking among these giant trees. They are amazing and I am so grateful to the family and locals that fought to see this stand remains with us for all to experience. The...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I are avid hikers. We hiked the Estivant Pines trail system, and it didn't disappoint. The trail winds through some very large, old growth forest. There are some HUGE trees. We wrapped our arms around an oak tree, and could touch hands....More

Thank Chad D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Kudos to the people who have worked to preserve this magnificent forest. It is an old growth eastern forest. Don't go expecting redwoods or sequoias of the northwest US - these are eastern white pines, maple, yellow birch, oaks, hundreds of years old, and the...More

1  Thank SparkyEstonia
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great 1.2 mile hike in the woods, beautiful huge pines! Wear hiking shoes, some of the trail is steep and a little muddy when we were there.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible trail, not what we expected. My husband and myself spent our 25th wedding anniversary hiking in copper country. When reading about this trail after visiting Fort Wilkins we expected a flat simple hike but instead it was completely natural. They have cedar bridges to...More

Thank Susann D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We accidentally did this hike when our ferry was delayed four hours. What a great accident! I had not known about this old growth sanctuary, or that 35,000 acres of Porcupine Mountains State Park is old growth. So our trip to Isle Royale was enhanced...More

Thank midwesterner5
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Took one loop of b the hike. Free parking and enterance. Huge trees. Larger than you would expect to see. Flat hike but narrow path. Not too much side by side walking but not totally narrow. Wooden platform bridges in spots where swamppy. Worth the...More

Thank Paul P
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Scott S
18 September 2017|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, I did not see any signs posted regarding dogs. There were people there with dogs on a leash on the trail.
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Brittany R
8 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs when we were there
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MissKitty5035
23 July 2015|
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Response from Geojourneyman | Reviewed this property |
I would say no problem as long as you get there early in the day so you can choose your spot to park. Depending on how large your motor home is.... you will need to be patient about getting back out as well.
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