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#48 of 59 national parks in United States

Best trails in Isle Royale National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Isle Royale National Park, Michigan? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, trail running trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in Isle Royale National Park ranging from 1 to 23.4 miles and from 606 to 1,371 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The largest island in Lake Superior and one of two parks not accessible by road, this least-visited park is a site of isolation and wilderness. It has many shipwrecks, waterways, and hiking trails. The park also includes over 400 smaller islands and the waters up to 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the island. There are only 20 mammal species and it is known for its wolf and moose relationship. From November 1 - April 15 annually, Isle Royale and its surrounding islands are closed to all visitors. Lake Superior waters are open to boaters. All islands reopen April 16. The Houghton Visitor Center remains open Monday - Friday all year. Fees: The park charges a $7 per person daily entrance fee to enter or remain within the park per calendar day. This includes the day you arrive and the day you depart the park. The Isle Royale Season Pass costs $60 and will cover up to 3 people traveling with the pass holder and up to 3 adults (16 and up) traveling with the pass holder (4 total) for all visits during the entire park season (April 16 through October 31). All Federal Recreation Passes (Annual, Military, Senior, Access, and Volunteer) are honored. Entrance fees will be waived for the pass holder and up to 3 adults (16 and up) traveling with the pass holder (4 total).

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Map of trails in Isle Royale National Park
Park information
Acreage:
571790 acres
Contact
(906) 482-0984
Helpful links
Top trails (31)
#1 - Greenstone Ridge Trail: Windigo to Tobin Harbor
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 39.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Greenstone Ridge Trail: Windigo to Tobin Harbor is a 39.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mohawk, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offersShow more
#2 - Rock Harbor Trail to Moskey Basin Campground
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 20.6 mi • Est. 8 h 52 m
Trail connecting Rock Harbor to Moskey Basin. Can be hiked as a point to point day hike if you drop a car at the end.Show more
#3 - Scoville Point Loop
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Scoville Point Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shuniah, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#4 - Stoll Trail
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Stoll Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birdShow more
#5 - Rock Harbor to Wendigo via The Greenstone Ridge Trail
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 38.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Rock Harbor to Wendigo via The Greenstone Ridge Trail is a 38.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primariShow more
#6 - Indian Portage Trail
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 19.7 mi • Est. 9 h 7 m
Indian Portage Trail is a 19.7 mile out and back trail located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.Show more
#7 - Mount Ojibway Trail
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Mount Ojibway Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#8 - Tobin Harbor Trail
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Tobin Harbor Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#9 - Feldtmann Lake Loop Trail
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 32.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Feldtmann Lake Loop Trail is a 32.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Neebing, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#10 - Lake Richie via Rock Harbor
Isle Royale National Park
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Length: 26.2 mi • Est. 11 h 25 m
Lake Richie via Rock Harbor is a 26.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail oShow more
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