Chapel Beach

Small beach on Lake Superior. Rock cliffs rise out of the water in the distance. The water is calm.
Chapel Beach

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Quick Facts

Beach/Water Access

Chapel Beach is a popular day hike, about 6 miles roundtrip from the parking area at the end of Chapel Road. This picturesque sand beach contains high bluffs, the mouth of the Chapel River and the famous Chapel Rock. Pets are prohibited on Chapel Beach and all trails in the Chapel area. 

The trailhead to Chapel Beach is located at the end of Chapel Road, which is 15 miles east of Munising on Alger County Road H-58.  There is a vault toilet at the trailhead. There is no drinking water available. 

Most of the trail is through an upland maple forest. Hikers will pass 60-foot high Chapel Falls along the way.

The 5-mile Chapel Road is a rough, backcountry road that sees heavy congestion in summer and early fall. The trailhead parking lot fills up quickly, often by 9 am.


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Last updated: October 24, 2022