hiking

views

birding

nature trips

walking

beach

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!

Fascinating views, beautiful nature!

hiking
10 days ago

Easy hike with awesome views of the cliffs and a *great* lake.

Very easy, highly trafficked short hike. Good for a warm up with a beautiful "pay-off" view of the Falls.

This is a beautiful and spectacular trail. We took the 3+ mile trail to Chapel Beach and then hiked along the North Country Trail on the top of Pictured Rocks for about 4 miles and finally back to the trailhead. We did not do Chapel Falls because we previously hiked it. The total was about 10 miles and it took about 6 hours since we stopped so many times to take in the amazing views. One of our group rated it right up there with the Grand Canyon. Would highly recommend this part of the trail.

You can see Chapel Falls, Rock and Beach by walking about 6.5-7 total miles. The description makes it sound like 9+ may be required, but that is true only if you want to see Mosquito Falls too.

Make sure to hit the beach up as the view is stunning.

hiking
23 days ago

Really lovely section of the North Country Trail, with several foot paths down to the rocky beach. Easygoing.

Awesome great views - parts of the trail are muddy with reasonable work around. Otherwise perfect!

Awesome trail just don't go after a heavy rain fall!

Fairly easy trail that becomes very muddy after some rain. Cool little beach at the end of the hike out. Great scenery!

I suggest seeing the falls and the dunes making it a full 2.8 miles. really soft dirt trail and pine forests along tannin stained river