• Autumn colors along Chapel Beach on a sunny fall day.

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Day Hikes

The trail to Sevenmile Creek invites hikers to explore the north country.
Trail to Sevenmile Creek
NPS photo
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers some 90 miles of trails within its 73,000 acres along 42 miles of Lake Superior's south shore. Whether you have only a few minutes, hours, or days to see a portion of the lakeshore, one of these hikes may be for you.

No matter what length, any hike is more fun if you are properly prepared. Always wear sturdy shoes. If you plan to be out an extended time, let someone know where you are going and your expected time of return. Carry a map and compass, and know how to use them. Lake Superior modifies local weather - be prepared for cool conditions and rain.

Pets are permitted only in specific areas. Please check the Pets site bulletin before you plan your hike. Bicycles are not permitted on trails.

Backcountry permits are required only if you plan to camp overnight in the backcountry.

Please use toilets where provided. Otherwise, bury waste 4-6 inches deep and cover with mineral soil. Thank you for carrying out your trash.

So lace up your hiking shoes ... grab a snack, water, map and compass ... and head on down the trail of adventure!

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Nature trails

Backcountry Camping
Leave No Trace

Day hikes site bulletin (pdf)
Chapel/Mosquito area map (pdf)
Beaver Basin area map (pdf)


Did You Know?

The former Grand Marais Coast Guard Station now serves as a Ranger Station at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

When the 729-foot freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald went down on November 10, 1975, the last land-based communication to the ship was from the Grand Marais Coast Guard Station. This station and the Munising USCG Station are now managed by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...