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Welcome to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, America's first National Lakeshore. Unlike any other place on Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches, hike over 100 miles of trails, and experience the serenity of the northern hardwood forest. In the spring, a new world appears along trails carpeted with the soft beauty of wildflowers. Summer gives way to warm basking days. Blinking lights of orange, red, and yellow signal the wonder of change in autumn. In the winter, the raw windy beauty of snow frequents the days though periodically the snow blazes forth with sunlight. Take time to experience and learn about the different worlds of Pictured Rocks, a mosaic of colors, textures, and sights. Enjoy your stay!

Closer to an easier moderate trail. Love the views and the squeaky sand. Just be careful of the black flies during the summer.

backpacking
1 month ago

on Pictured Rocks

1 month ago

Not physically demanding. Amazing views (like everywhere up there)!

on Miners Falls Trail

1 month ago

Easy with a gorgeous payoff!

backpacking
2 months ago

Did this trail Memorial Day 2015. Simply amazing! Not physically difficult. Definitely plan your trip. Book early so you can select the sites you want. Took a shuttle from Munising to Grand Marais. Super nice people. Started at Grand Marais with mostly wooded hike. Sable Dunes is spectacular. Stayed first night at Sable East. Awesome views. Easy access to water. Tough 12+ mile hike second day. Hike along the water is very beautiful. Interior hike was a bit blah following the water and cliff views. Second night was at Beaver Creek. More awesome views and cool sites. Bear boxes at both sites. Hike day three from Beaver Creek to Chapel Beach was amazing yet again. Had to depart early due to lightning approaching so hiked out to parking lot near Chapel parking lot. BEWARE: ZERO CELL COVERAGE! Hitched a ride to main road and shuttle picked up at corner store. Overall an incredible experience! We apparently did the ugliest part first. If that section was less desirable, can't imagine the rest!

Me: 40s, 5'11, 185lbs in moderately good physical condition. Carried 85L pack

Girlfriend: 40s, 5'3", 115lbs in moderately good condition. Carried 65L pack

hiking
2 months ago

Only walked the 1.5 mile hike to the beach of Lake Superior, but saw many rock formations and the forest came to life during our hike.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this hike in October and the colors/views were amazing!!! It was an easy hike but it is 9 miles. If it's hot take lots of water and snacks are always a good thing.

3 months ago

Completed Miners Castle to beach. Amazing water, very clean. Great places to cliff jump!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this hike in segments, nice place

4 months ago

This trail for some reason is listed as easy! Starts out somewhat easy with just some ups and downs, but ends, We thought, more on the difficult side. Great trails and very scenic along Lake Superior. We did the full track. Gps said 11.2 miles. The stable flies were awful near Superior, made it hard to stop and really enjoy the beauty of it all, but we did for as long as we could. Took us 5 hours, youngest being 13. Oldest being 46. Temperature was 85 degrees. Take lots of water and wear gear that keeps the stable flies from biting. Loved this trail, great adventure.

hiking
4 months ago

An easy trail, lots of woods, but you can bushwhack to the lake, lots of mosquitoes

Very beautiful falls. The hike out to the falls was quite easy with a nice wide gravel path. At the end of the hike is the falls with 2 look out platforms. If you feel adventurous, you can climb over the lower platform rail and climb down to the bottom of the falls, which is breathtaking but can be slippery from the mist from the falls so be careful if you choose to do that.

Beautiful views took almost all day to hike but was so worth it!

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall!

Awesome views. Loved it!!