Day Hiking

Visitors explore the overlook at Lookout Louise
Visitors explore the overlook at Lookout Louise.

Day hiking is an excellent way to explore Isle Royale National Park. There are a number of short and long hikes available in both the Rock Harbor and Windigo areas. Be sure to bring a daypack with water, snacks, rain gear, and a first aid kit. The terrain at Isle Royale is rough and uneven; be sure to wear sturdy boots or tennis shoes that are broken in. Safety always come first when exploring Isle Royale's backcountry; read these additional hiking safety tips.

 

Day Trip

Don't have enough time for an overnight visit to Isle Royale National Park? Visit for the day! Some ferries offer day trips to Rock Harbor on the northeast end of the island, and Windigo on the southwest end.

Rock Harbor Day Trip

The Isle Royale Queen IV offers day trips to Rock Harbor on the northeast end of Isle Royale National Park. After arriving on the ferry, visitors spend three hours exploring the island. Isle Royale Seaplanes also offers day trip service to Rock Harbor.

The Rock Harbor area offers many services and activities for those on the day trip.

Windigo Day Trip

The Seahunter III offers day trips to Windigo on the southwest end of Isle Royale National Park. After arriving on the ferry, visitors spend four hours exploring the island. Isle Royale Seaplanes also offers day trip service to Windigo.

The Windigo area offers many services and activities for those on the day trip.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone:

(906) 482-0984

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