Isle Royale

Houghton, Michigan 49931

Isle Royale

Isle Royale Professional Review and Guide

"Isle Royale is the epitome of untamed wilderness in the Upper Peninsula. To reach it requires a lengthy ferry ride across miles of Lake Superior’s deeps. If you’re willing to do the extra planning required for a trip here, you will be well rewarded.

This island is an environment unlike any other available in the Midwest, boasting 612 species of lichens (about 200 more than any other national park) and thirty-two species of orchids. The island also supports a thriving moose population and a small wolf pack, but has no white-tailed deer or bears. Moose sightings here are not uncommon."

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Trail Information

Houghton
Nearby City
8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best May through mid-September
Season
Isle Royale National Park Headquarters, (906) 482-0984
Local Contacts
USGS Rock Harbor Lodge, Belle Harbor quads
Local Maps