Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

MODERATE 22 reviews

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a 49.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grand Marais, MI that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

49.5 miles 3440 feet Point to Point

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Trails vary from moderate to difficult. Sand dunes, cliffs, wooded areas, rivers, mud, uphill, and downhill. This area is good anytime from early spring to late fall. It is recommended to not go in early June. That is when the flies are in the area and they are bad, almost intolerable at times. Go early May or wait until July when the flies have moved further south.

3 days ago

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

backpacking
5 months ago

Great trail, wicked views and nice campgrounds along the way. Make sure you stop in for pizza and beer at the local brewery in Grand Marais after the trail, well worth it!

6 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

beautiful area with sweeping views of Lake Superior and the Pictured Rocks. We really enjoyed our time here (except when it rained). I would recommend spending more time on the western half of the trail, as that is the most picturesque. Do you research on campsites!

1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

One of the most breathtaking places I have ever been to. This trail made me fall in love with hiking. I will definitely be making another 10 hr trip back here in the next couple years.

1 year ago

Parked at Little Beaver Lake w first night at Coves Group site. Hiked wo packs to Chapel Rock then collected our packs to hike to 7 Mile beach group site for a night. Fabulous beach on Lk Superior! Next day hiked to Lowney group site with a fabulous beach on Beaver Lake. 4th day hiked out to parking lot at Little Beaver campground. Great trip of about 30 miles.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

nice long picturesque ice hike beautiful

camping
1 year ago

I hiked this trail 43 years ago but after a recent day trip I plan on re-hiking it soon. There were terrible black flies but the hike along the lake was great.

1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

Hiked Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore twice now from end to end. It is a great relaxing hike. Very easy and though you are out away from civilization you do cross through tourist spots where you can use toilets or outhouses. A great first time hike or if you are just looking for an easier hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked 10 miles of it a couple years ago. Absolutely stunning views of Lake Superior!

sea kayaking
2 years ago

We kayaked this on a damp day and it was by far the best kayaking experience I've ever had. So amazing to go up close and paddle into the caves. We even ate lunch in one of the caves.

hiking
2 years ago

Amazing vistas, semi-rugged terrain, and relative solitude. It stormed the entire trip but was still one of the best experiences ever.

hiking
3 years ago

Michigan at it's finest!

sea kayaking
3 years ago

Kayaked 8 mile of the coast line - Spectacular. 200 foot colored sand stone cliffs coming out of the Lake Superior.

hiking
3 years ago

An absolute gem in the Midwest! There are many great places to explore in the Midwest, especially its north-woods and this tops many lists. Plan a trip and get up there...

hiking
4 years ago

If you love to hike I would hike hear it is so cool some of the place there are caves that you can go in and at a couple of spots you can walk out on a huge rock it goes out about 50 feet it was so much fun I would go hear if it's you first time it's not hard to hike but if you go hear you'll now how amazing hiking really is the water if so amazing it is so blue it is really cool just go and see it