nature trips



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!

Nice, flat trail good for a family hike. The view of the waterfall at the end wasn't too bad either! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was so worth the hike!! We did a portion of this trail last year along pictured rocks. There is also a nice rustic campground over here for backpackers. The signs for bear sightings made us a little nervous though! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

One year ago, we did this hike in the UP to see Sable Falls. Short trail, but the views made it worth the stop! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great view from a lookout at the end of the trail! Beautiful big falls! Easy hike with some stairs at the end.

Nice trail. More easy than moderate. Gravel road park entrance is pot hole hell on a motorcycle!

Great trail with great views. Hiked the whole thing; took three days but we also had to hike 20 miles in a day (so plan ahead we just showed up). Slow start but once you get to twelve mile things get interesting. After miners castle it sucked. stayed at cliffs the last night and the last seven miles aren't maintained very well. I get mud. But this place was a disaster, maybe they should charge entry to do a little trail maintenance. Also it would keep some of the polluting day hikers out. (out of all the national parks I've been to this had the most garbage lying around) Still I give it four stars for the Superior views.

7 days ago

Very easy trail.

10 days ago

A nice trail and beautiful waterfall to see. Trail was heavily trafficked, but still worth going to!

Hiked this trail (40+ miles) in mid May of 2016 and it was the best trail I've ever done. The views were stunning, water was easily accessible, and the campsites were well maintained.
This was my boyfriend's first hiking trip and though the elevation changed quickly and the climbs could be quite steep he did very well. The campsites were nice and most provided a simple "box toilet" pushed back into the woods a bit. (Very nice for novice hikers)

Best hike ever, so beautiful and the campsites were so nice, no fires on the sites with this loop though.

20 days ago

Quick climb, heavily trafficked! It's mainly a look-out, but we climbed down to get closer to the Falls. Definitely recommend going down if you're careful & able!

One of the best experiences of my LIFE! I did the whole 10 mile loop in 2015, and it is truly other-worldly. I felt like I was in New Zealand when I reached the cliffs! Pack a good amount of water/snacks! Took us about 8 hours with stopping to play on the beach & getting a little turned around at the end.