The wolf is native to Michigan and is thought to have once existed in all 83 counties of the state. The gray wolf subspecies that exists near Crystal Falls is taxonomically the same animal that currently resides in other parts of the upper Great Lakes region. The animal is more commonly known as the gray wolf, timber wolf, or eastern timber wolf. There is always a chance, when hiking, that you might come upon a pack. To get more information on local wolves contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Bewabic State Park
- The trail starts in the campground and ends in the day-use area of the park. It
takes about one hour to hike.
Glidden Lake Foot Paths - There are three loops to these trails.
The starting point begins in the parking area. Loop #1 is 3.4 miles, loop #2
is 4.5 miles and loop #3 is 3.9 miles. There are signs every 1/2 mile to follow.
Pentoga Park - Brule
River Trail starts at the registration booth, crosses County road 424 and continues to the
Brule River. It's a 5 mile long pathway. The Indian Ceremonial Bowl is a short
walking trail of one mile.
Wolf Track Nature Trail - This unique self-guided interpretive nature
walk is offered to the public by the George Young Recreational Complex. A 1-1/2 mile
loop trail (with a 1/3 mile spur to Mt. Margaret) winds leisurely through scenic woods,
paced by well-stationed signs interpreting nature in words and art.
Timber Lake Trail - About 11 miles west of Iron River, off U.S. 2, the
trailhead is 0.3 miles south on a dead-end gravel road. The narrow trail winds
through hardwoods about 0.8 miles to Timber Lake. Timber Lake is a walk-in trout
Waterfalls - Within driving distance of Crystal Falls there are many gorgeous waterfalls such as Bond Falls, Agate Falls and Canyon Falls which can provide excellent hiking. Did you know that there are 198 waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula?