Camping and Campgrounds - Porcupine Mountains State Park. The Porcupine Mountains is one of the most beautiful areas in the Midwest. Backcountry trekking. Porcupine Mountains total distance: 52.2 miles Cumulative NCT/Lake Superior Adventure distance: 615.9 miles The Route: Day 1: Begin at Presque Isle River and take Lake Superior Trail to Campsite LS site #1 (3.1 miles) Day 2: Lake Superior Trail>Big Carp River Trail>Escarpment Trail>Government Peak Trail to Trap Falls (22.4 miles) Reader Photos: Lake Superior’s Fabulous Shoreline, Photo of the Week: Love padlocks in Seville, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness backcountry photo essay : Traveling Ted. You also get to do the Escarpment Trail, which takes you along the length of Lake Superior. If you liked this post then enter your email in the box to get email notifications for each new entry. The sites are semi-wooded and located on grass. Limits the impact to a few places.