Porcupine Mountains: Union Mine Trail
When the water is up or during spring runoff, there is no finer trail for waterfall lovers than the Union Mine Trail. But it’s a great walk any time of the year for those intrigued by the copper mining history of the Porcupine Mountains. One of two interpretive trails in the park, Union Mine’s originally featured 14 numbered posts that correspond to an informative brochure, a brochure that by July was often out at the trailhead parking lot. The park has since replaced the posts with 10 interpretive plaques that feature more text and photos. In short, more colorful mining stories and history.
Union Mine is only a 1.1-mile loop but it descends 100 feet in the beginning, meaning you need to climb a 100 feet out at the end. You also have to be conscious of roots and rocks embedded in the path and keep in the mind that the many cascades here are far less impressive during low water periods of late summer and fall.
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