Temperance River Backroad Scenic Drive

Total Miles


376.64 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This forest road is a pretty drive through many birch trees and other really colorful trees in the fall. Overall the road is quite wide but is one car wide as the elevation gain increases. Multiple pull-off spots and multiple areas for incredible views. Some of the best views and overlooks I have seen which can be accessed by car on the north shore of Lake Superior. There are a couple of vaulted toilets and a hiking trailhead. They claim this is a minimum-maintenance forest road. It was not graded and there were some larger ruts that I presume were challenging to some lower vehicles parked at the trailhead. The whole area is a day-use-only facility and marked as such but they do have some fire rings and picnic tables at the top. Overall gravel with some mud but almost no signs of puddles or water to cross.


This road overall was quite easy. Stock vans were getting up the forest road. However, with the correct rain conditions there were some steep areas and water washout so I would not be surprised if some spots may be challenging without enough ground clearance.

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