Rock Harbor Trail

Houghton, Michigan 49931

Rock Harbor Trail

Rock Harbor Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A popular, relative comfortable two- or three-day trail, with scenic shoreline views and camping sites near inland lakes. According to park officials, this trail is probably the most heavily used trail on the island.

Experienced hikers could go its entire length in just a couple of days, but the few obstacles along the way would challenge the casual hiker. Special attractions: shoreline vistas, Siskiwit mine site, Moskey Basin, Lake Richie."

Rock Harbor Trail Reviews

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7/21/2009
Beautiful views of lake Superior and surrounding islands. Very rocky in some spots especially between three mile camp and Rock Harbor. Especially use caution when wet. My 18yr. old daughter slipped and fell twice as we hiked in a steady rain. Definitely worth the views.
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5/16/2008
Great scenery, too much civilization - boats, people, etc.
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4/7/2004
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8/22/2002
This is a great trail leaving the main starting point (Rock Harbor Lodge Area) int he Eastern half of the island. The trail is very rocky since it is along the coast and will require a nice fitting pair of boots. Great scenery all along the trail. For an easier departure or if you get caught in the rain (rocks can be slippery) you might try the Tobin Harbor Trail. We hiked this trail on our return trip. Alot easier (almost like a joggin trail) but the scenery isn''t as nice. We left the trail at the Mount Franklin Trail and proceeded over the ridge to Lane Cove. Can''t wait to get back!
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1/18/2001
Isle Royale is truly unique, even among our Naional parks. One can reach the park via boat from Michigan's Upper Penninsula or Grand Marais Minnesota. The Rock Harbor Trail is a standard starting point if you reach the island from Michigan. Moose are often seen along the trail and a lucky person may fall asleep to the sound of the island's howling wolves. The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Expect to encounter a lot of mosquitos anywhere on the island.
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Trail Information

Houghton
Nearby City
13
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2-3 days
Duration
Best in Summer
Season
Isle Royale National Park
Local Contacts
Isle Royale Topographic Map
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