Bare Bluff

Bare Bluff

Bare Bluff

Directions from Michigan Tech:

Follow Pearl St to College Ave

Follow US-41 N to Lac La Belle Rd in Grant Township

Follow Gay Lac La Belle Rd and Bete Gris Rd/Lac La Belle to Smith’s Fisheries Road, Bare Bluff will be on the right side of the road


Bare Bluff is a series of cliffs along the Southern coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula.  The proximity to the lake and change in elevation provides excellent views of the surrounding areas and summits.  Mount Houghton is to the north while Mt. Bohemia is directly east.  


Two trails provide access to the summit.  The shorter trail is the easiest, approaching the bluff from the west and then heading south onto the summit.  The second trail is longer and more arduous.  It traverses the bottom of the cliffs and then heads along the eastern flanks of the bluff, which tend to be quite steep in nature.

Both hikes provide good opportunities to view the area regardless of skill level.