Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter

Dedicated to completing the North Country National Scenic Trail across Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula.
Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter locator map

Trail Range

Based in the eastern Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan, the Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter is responsible for developing, maintaining, protecting and promoting our 122-mile section of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST).  It spans from the mouth of the Two-Hearted River south to Mackinaw City, passing through Taquahmenon Falls State Park, Hiawatha National Forest, and the Sault Ste. Marie State Forest.

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Interactive Web Map
Download GIS/GPS Data


The Hiawatha Shore to shore Chapter currently has about 80 members.  You can be our newest member by joining NCTA / HSS.

Chapter Activities:

The chapter organizes a variety of activities, including an annual General Membership Meetings, trail maintenance work days, hikes, and snowshoe and cross-country ski outings.

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Get Connected:
email: hss@northcountrytrail.org
website: northcountrytrail.org/hss
membership: Join the North Country Trail Association


Alex February 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

Hello! how can I get just the Hiawatha shore to shore GPS data (as shown above)? The download page just has the entire trail which is way too much data for my GPS device to handle.. Please help!

admin February 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Alex – I pulled the GPS data from the web and am currently only offering KML or Shapefile (both of which can translated into a GPS format using GPSbabel).

Even the GPS track data for just one chapter is more than any standard GPS unit can manage. I’m working on a strategy of offering generic waypoints every 1/2 mile rather than the full track data. This idea comes from what some folks have been doing on other trails out west -http://www.pctmap.net/ .

When this data is ready it will be released on: http://northcountrytrail.org/trail/data/

kaje September 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

hey! I need to know for tomorrow how far it is from the mouth of the two hearted river to the lower falls!!! thanks!!!

Kendra March 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

Hi There!!

I’m looking at hiking a small portion of the trail, between Tahquamenon falls and the mouth of the two hearted river, and am wondering if that area has any dog restrictions? I’ve been unable to find a definitive answer on it, and would rather not get up there only to learn we can’t have our pups with us.. Any help?


Jo Oostveen August 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Where can I get the written description of the 3 trail maps? At the first TH the 3 chapter maps are posted along with a written description of the trail. It would be helpful to have this. Is it on the web page anywhere?? Thanks! JO