Mount Arvon Additions and Corrections
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|Redwic||No more 1/2-mile hike...|
|The "fairly wide level trail" leading 1/2-mile from the parking lot to the summit has changed. The 1/2-mile jaunt is a drivable unpaved road leading to an open parking area next to the summit entrance... A person only needs to walk about 40 feet into the trees to reach the summit, now, with no elevation gain on foot.|
(On my personal list of Difficulty Ranks for State HPs, I am dropping the difficulty of this HP from #24 to #47, as a result of this route update...)
|Posted Jul 7, 2008 11:45 am|
|dwhike||Re: No more 1/2-mile hike...|
|This is very interesting news...I was up there last year and it was still very much a trail. Can't say I'm happy about the change...|
|Posted Jul 9, 2008 9:42 am|
|Marcy725||Re: No more 1/2-mile hike...|
|I was just there on July 25th, the road is not drivable unless you have a 4 wheel drive with high tires to get over the blockades they have up.|
|Posted Jul 29, 2009 4:51 pm|
|Redwic||No reference to "Church Road"...|
|"Church Road" is not referenced on any street sign. The street sign says "Roland Lake Road", and a small church is located at that street corner.|
|Posted Jul 7, 2008 11:56 am|
|dwhike||Re: No reference to|
|Noted, I'll make the change right away...thanks!|
|Posted Jul 9, 2008 9:39 am|
|Article states there is no view from the top. That has changed, they have cleared trees and there is now a short path from the summit with an nice overlook.|
|Posted Jul 29, 2009 4:55 pm|
|Thanks!! I had asked around about mysterious reports of a view but received no response. I'll make the update as soon as I have time. Out of curiosity what direction does the overlook face (i.e. Lake Superior or the Huron Mountains)? If you have any pics they'd be more than welcome! Regards, Dan|
|Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:56 pm|
|I would definitely recommend the Mt. Arvon high point. I headed up there today and even a bit overcast, the view was still great. The benchmark and the register are fun to look through. I did not see a reference to Church Rd., it was still Roland Lake Rd. Also, the trail was only a few hundred feet to the benchmark and a few hundred more to the view from the parking area. Very easy access once you reach parking.|
|Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:06 pm|
|HuronBayGuide||View from Mt. Arvon|
|About 3-4 years ago, the trees were cleared near the NW summit of Mt. Arvon providing a nice view over Lake Superior's Huron Bay, Abbaye Peninsula, Keweenaw Bay and the Keweenaw Peninsula.|
I own a cabin on the shore of Huron Bay, about 15 miles by logging roads north of the summit, and often take guests to the top of Mt. Arvon.
|Posted May 10, 2014 8:51 pm|
|Colin||Scout Your Route|
|I visited on 8/4/15. The directions above are good and the little blue signs help (where they are't overgrown), but I was glad that I had scouted the route on Google Earth. It's a tangled network of dirt roads and it helped to have some landmarks, such as the quarry area and the "beaver dam" to reassure me I was on the right track.|
Nice set up at the top, but it was too cloudy and wet for me to see Lake Superior.
|Posted Aug 11, 2015 5:40 pm|
|gcrain||Road Washed Out - 1-mile hike|
|My wife and I drove to Mount Arvon this weekend (6/5/16). The directions from Summitpost.com were perfect! It is very well marked with those great blue signs.|
However, at the very last turn the road had washed out. A beaver dam that abuts the road had overflowed and the road has large ruts in it. I do a lot of off-roading, and I would not attempt this wash-out except in a serious, high-clearance 4WD vehicle.
The wash-out is approximately 1 mile from the summit. The road is not steep and is very obvious. It is a lovely(!) walk and well worth it. So don't turn around at the wash-out. Park your vehicle and do this wonderful walk.
Also, make sure you take a little N-NE-ish diagonal trail from the summit. There's a lookout with a great view and a highpointers.org bench to sit on and enjoy it.
(I've posted pictures on this page, as well.)
|Posted Jun 8, 2016 6:06 pm|