The drive up Brockway Mountain begins at the west end of Copper Harbor, across M-26 from the marina. The first 1/4-mile or so is a steep up, leading to the first lookout over the harbor. It continues on for about 3 more miles to the top with many pull-offs along the way, any of which are good for hawk watching. The peak allows for a 360-degree view over the forests and Lake Superior. The drive continues for another 7 miles back down to M-26 about 5 miles from Eagle Harbor.
There are a two sanctuaries along the drive; Klipfel Memorial Trail (MNA), located just east of the top and the Oren Krumm Trail (MI Audubon) near the bottom of drive on the west end. They are hilly but not too difficult and offer great views and birding.
The best hawk watching, at the peak, does not require much walking at all. Brockway sits along the Central Migration Flyway aka “Hawk Highway” and displays a spectacular spring migration. 17 North American raptors have been observed here. Common Raven can be quite entertaining as they “play” and soar like kites along the cliffs. Find a good vantage point, set up a chair and enjoy the show.