Mount Arvon Climber's Log

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HikerHel - Nov 20, 2021 7:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2021

Highpoint # 27  Sucess!

Second of four highpoints during a road trip from Minneapolis. First of the day before heading to Timms Hill in Wisconsin. I picked up printed directions from the visitor center in L'Anse and had no trouble at all following them. The roads leading to the Blue Blazed Trailhead parking lot are very well graded. I drove around a couple potholes, but frankly, those potholes were no worse than what I've experienced on regular roadways. Had a little trouble reversing the driving directions, but my cell phone picked up service along the way and navigated me back to the main road, albeit a different way. Returned to the visitor center in L'Anse for a high point achievement certificate, which is a fun souvenir!


Jow - Sep 20, 2021 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2021

#43   Sucess!

2nd high point of day. There is nice little trail now so after driving all day hiking 3 miles RT was nice. Little view from bench. Perfect weather and nice leaf peeping. No moose at beaver pond sadly. Got lost a bit on those dirty roads driving out


islandborn11 - Jul 5, 2021 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2021

Rugged and remote.  Sucess!

Spent most of the day driving north through Wisconsin and crossed into the UP in the afternoon. Ended up spending the night at the L'Anse public campground, which gets a definite thumbs up. The area is scenic and beautiful and I was lucky enough to be there on one of he longest days of the year. It didn't get fully dark until 10m pm.

The turnoff is twelve or thirteen miles out of town and you are quickly on rough logging roads. The wildlife was abundant in the late afternoon/early evening: I saw three turtles, grouse, and toads and heard a cuckoo at the "summit". The driving is the real adventure: you cross an improvised bridge and two bare stream crossings and can get lost pretty easily. Do not trust the GPS, it led ,me astray twice. I was lucky not to get caught in fading light on my way out. The view is actually quite nice as you can see Superior in the distance


Walkoutnow - Nov 24, 2020 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2020

Midwest high-pointing in fall  Sucess!

Second HP on this trip. #42 over all. We were in a 2-wheel drive 4runner rental, but about a 1/4 mile from the summit the road gets a bit steeper, and it was solid ice. Ended up having to go back down to the trail that is 1 3/4 mile one way. To be honest, I recommend doing this no matter the time of year. Although unplanned and throwing off our trip logistics, I enjoyed it. It is a well planned out trail (as best as it could be in that area) where you see a waterfall and cross the creek 3 or 4 times. It ended up be very enjoyable, even in several inches of wet snow. I would imagine in fall, with foliage, it would be a very pretty experience.

WIHighPointer - Aug 25, 2020 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2020

HP #2, Mount Arvon, MI  Sucess!

Surprisingly easy when you do not read the directions... drove to parking lot, expecting 1/2 mile hike, geared up, and within 50 feet I had my 2nd HP.
A few days later I learned on top of Eagle Mtn in Minnesota from a more experienced HP the error of my ways.


vanman798 - Jul 20, 2020 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2020

HP #33  Sucess!

After doing Eagle Mt., MN in the early morning, I drove around Lake Superior to MI and found Mt. Arvon in the evening. There is a "new" hiking trail claiming to be 1.75 miles (but it's got to be shorter) that I used instead of driving to the summit.


McCannster - Jul 6, 2020 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2020

#46  Sucess!

Independence Day bag. Getting to this without aid from the blue signs on the road would be cruxy. Enjoyable outing and surroundings. Quite rural.

tsbocook - Jan 6, 2020 9:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2019

HP #13  Sucess!

Getting there was a bit difficult, but following the signs helps. Getting out however was a nightmare, no signal to plot a new route so I had to drive until I hit a hardball and then follow traffic to a bar where I was able to get on wifi.


themnkid - Oct 20, 2019 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2019

Beautiful Fall Colors  Sucess!

Perfect time of year to visit. Drove the truck for this one. Only 1 spot or so that would have been questionable with a car. Route is easy- just follow blue signs to the top. Met a really nice couple at the top.


billydheyhey - Aug 19, 2019 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2019

HP #46!  Sucess!

Drove up with some fellow HPers in a 4WD Truck on the logging roads. Summit is very densely forested, so you can't see much, except for 1 small window of a view.


radbb - Jul 7, 2019 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2019

Glorious day   Sucess!

1.Spent the previous night at L'Anse campground; highly recommended
2. Drove to the trailhead (very slow going), the road would be near impossible in bad weather; used the summit post odometer readings ( a bit off but doable); the blue signs by the Hghpointers association were helpful.
3. Eat early because L'Anse closes up early.
4. The hardest part is getting to the trailhead, there is no climb just a 30 second walk...


adventureharder - Jun 18, 2019 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2019

State Highpoint #07 | MI  Sucess!


Wallylongridge - Nov 15, 2018 7:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2018

#11  Sucess!

I’m a long way from Calif.


kteichert - Sep 20, 2018 9:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2018

State Highpoint #37  Sucess!

What a beautiful area of the country! Wish I had had more time to explore the U.P.! I highly recommend doing the 3 mile RT hike from the parking lot up to this one. Wow, what a beautiful area!


marciamallow - Aug 5, 2018 1:21 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2018

HP #38  Sucess!

You can drive all the way up to the highpoint with a high clearance 4x4


MountainHikerCO - Jun 10, 2018 2:32 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2018

Ticks, Misleading signs!  Sucess!

We visited Mt Arvon on May 31, 2018. The blue signs were very helpful for finding our way through the maze of back roads. However, on the outside of a left turn about 2 miles short of the summit there are some misleading signs. "Mt Arvon Hiking Trail 1-3/4 miles," "Trailhead Parking" & "Follow Blue" (with a blue diamond & a straight arrow pointing up a lesser side road.) Do not follow this side road. Stay on the obviously more maintained road that turns left. There apparently is some sort of overgrown tick gauntlet they are passing off as a hiking trail, but we didn't see it. We did hike over a mile back this 4WD rough, puddle saturated side road before deciding it couldn't be right. Then with several tick passengers and directions from a chance encounter, we drove the rest of the way to the summit parking lot. The correct road was passable in a Dodge Caliber, but some places were mud rutted and required a lot of care. I wouldn't want to try those same stretches when the mud was soft.


Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017

Highpoint #10  Sucess!

We found it just fine... but we left at dusk and wanted to head in the opposite direction from where we came. Without gps service, we got so turned around on those logging roads. What a memory!

emilyseven99 - Feb 22, 2018 6:38 pm

Winter Climb Mount Arvon  Sucess!

My dad and I climbed Mount Arvon this past winter and we got lost so many times! I totally don't recommend going in the winter.


joseyinnet - Jul 9, 2017 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017

HP #37  Sucess!

Went up just after a torrential thunderstorm. Pretty muddy, but nice sunset on the thunderheads while driving back to L'Anse.


maddie77777 - Jun 5, 2017 10:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2017

HP # 30  Sucess!

Route instructions on the page were spot-on, and there's a nice turnaround at the top, along with a small clearing and a bench looking out onto Lake Superior. Drove a total of 17hrs this day, as I drove from Indianapolis to here and then Wisconsin's HP also. Pretty country!

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