Isle Royale NP: Huginnin Cove Loop
The loop winds past and through a number of swamps, wetlands, and small ponds, all excellent places to encounter the large mammal. The best bet in seeing one is to camp at the cove and that evening return to a high perch overlooking one of the swamps passed through during the day.
The East Huginnin Cove Trail departs from the Minong Ridge Trail and within 0.3 mile comes to the posted Wendigo Mines, which operated here from 1890 to 1892. A short spur leads to what remains today; one wall of an old cabin that’s still standing and an assortment of metal work, mostly railroad lines. You depart the ruins, climb steadily along an old railroad bed and a mile from the East Huginnin Cove Trail junction arrive at the log remains of a second cabin related to mining activity.
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