Michigan, located in the Midwest region of the U.S., is made up of two peninsulas: the Upper and Lower peninsulas. In the west, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is hilly and mostly forested, while its eastern side is flat and often swampy. The Lower Peninsula is generally flat.
Michigan is home to Isle Royale National Park. Located above Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this half-million acre park consists of 400 islands with a variety of hiking and camping options.
The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Michigan.
The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.
Wind past a half-dozen jade pools on this loop in fall-perfect Huron-Manistee National Forest in Central Michigan. BY STUART PECK
These 4 miles of rugged coastline are among the best 100 miles of trail in the whole national park system.
Camp on sandy beaches, explore untouched forests, and listen to gray wolves howl on this 16.2-mile hike on an isolated island in Lake Superior.