• A mid-afternoon veiw down the expanse of Isle Royale National Park.  Photo taken from the Mount Ojibway Fire Tower.

    Isle Royale

    National Park Michigan

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    All waters and lands within the boundary of Isle Royale National Park have been closed to the use of unmanned aircraft including radio-controlled airplanes, hexacopters, and similar items. More »

Day Hiking

Day hikers venture out.

Lodge guests venture out on a day hike.

National Park Service

If you only have a few hours to spend on Isle Royale, day hiking is an excellent way to get into the backcountry for solitude and exploration. There are a number of short hikes available, from a 1-mile jaunt near Windigo to a 4-mile loop out to Scoville Point near Rock Harbor. Whichever hike you decide to take, be sure to bring a daypack with water, snacks, raingear, and a first aid kit. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or tennis shoes that are broken in. Some hikes are ranger-led, check the program schedule at the visitor centers.

For tips on hiking safety, click here.

To view a Rock Harbor Area Guide, click here. To explore a Windigo Area Guide, click here.

Did You Know?

Lake trout are harvested by net.

Park waters contain the most productive native fishery and genetically diverse lake trout populations in Lake Superior.