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Best trails in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Looking for a great trail in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, views trails, forest 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ranging from 1.2 to 9 miles and from 603 to 908 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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!

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Map of trails in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
All day
Sunday
All day
Contact
906-387-3700
Top trails (16)
#1 - Mosquito Falls and Chapel Falls via Chapel Loop
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Several hikes are available in this area, depending on what trails you take and how long you wish to walk. Waterfalls into Lake Superior near Chapel Rock.Show more
#2 - Miners Falls Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 35 m
#3 - Lakeshore Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(211)
Length: 40.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
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, as 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.Show more
#4 - Chapel Falls and Chapel Beach
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
This route can be made into a much longer loop by turning west at Chapel Beach and walking along the coast before turning east and heading back to the parking area.Show more
#5 - Miners Castle Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
#6 - Munising Falls Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
#7 - Sable Falls Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
#8 - AuSable Light Station
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
#9 - Beaver Lake Loop
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
#10 - Chapel Falls
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(50)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
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