Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Day Hikes
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers 100 miles of trails within its 73,000 acres along 42 miles of Lake Superior's shore. Whether you have a few minutes, hours, or days to see a portion of the park, one of these day hikes may be for you.
Pets are permitted only on specific trails - check the Pets brochure before you plan your hike.
Bicycles are not permitted on the trails.
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, carry a snack and water, and 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 and can change rapidly; be prepared for cool conditions and rain.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore also offers backcountry camping. Click to view the backcountry map and mileage chart.
Practive Leave No Trace techniques. Please use toilets where provided; otherwise, bury waste 4-6 inches deep and cover. Thank you for carrying out your trash.

Day Trail Options:
Beaver Basin
Chapel Basin
Information courtesy of the National Park Service
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July 20, 2014 - reviewed by Anonymous
Pictured Rocks has some of the most beautiful trails around. Great waterfalls, cliffs, and sand beaches make this trip unbelievable!
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June 23, 2014 - reviewed by Anonymous
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