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Mount Arvon, L'Anse

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Mount Arvon, elevation 1,979 feet (603 m), located in L'Anse Township, Baraga County, is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mount Arvon is part of the Huron Mountains. It rises about eight miles (13 km) south of Lake Superior (elevation 591 feet [180 m]). On the list of highest natural points in each U.S. state, Mount Arvon ranks 38th.

Mount Arvon is a few miles from Mount Curwood, which for years had been designated as Michigan's highest spot until a resurvey in 1982 with modern technology determined that Mount Arvon is 1 foot (0.30 m) taller than Mount Curwood. Mount Arvon is about 12 miles (19 km) east of L'Anse, although it is about a 26-mile (42 km) drive from the city as much of it lies on winding logging roads.

The property is owned by the MeadWestvaco paper company but public access is allowed.

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  • Everyone else has done a good job in describing what it takes to get to the summit, and the maps to get there available online were most helpful. I'll add just a few succinct comments; 1) From...  more »
  • The Visitor’s Center in L ‘Anse was closed due to Covid, but they had posted directions to Mt Arvon outside. So we took a picture on our phone and followed the directions. The road was bumpy, curvy...  more »
  • Great trail ride on snowmobiles. Have to get off trail to get a good panoramic view.
  • Don't use Google maps and come in off of 41. Follow signs and come up from L'Anse. Go northeast. Can't remember the road name but. Northeast of L'Anse and follow small signs on telephone poles and what not. Really neat place

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