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We chose this hike because it was rated top 10 hikes in the country. Let me tell you it was not!!! My husband and I hiked Windego to Rock Harbor on the Greenstone ridge trail and it fell very short of beautiful. Not until you...More
An Island Park designed by God for multiple uses. Lake Superior fishers may use their own power boats or rent a boat at Rock Harbor and use the extended southwest shore which is sheltered by off shore islands. Canoeists may cross the island by a...More
Having hiked along the north-shore of Lake Superior and in Minnesota, I can state that IRNP provides an opportunity to traverse various ecosystems in a relatively easy and safe fashion. The northern portion of the trail provides much more scenic opportunities while the southern portion...More
Overall, this is a challenging, beautiful and quiet hike along the length of the island. I really enjoyed the north half of the hike, from Rock Harbor down to about Hatchet Lake, as you get up on the spine of the island and enjoy some...More
Only up to about 1300 feet in elevation change, this is a great and easily accessible hike from Daisy Farm, Three Mile, Tobin/Rock Harbor and most places in the eastern part of the island. It transacts the island E-W from Windigo to Blake Point. Beautiful...More
the greenstone trail, as one can see from the map, goes right across the middle of this isle. it was a nice hike through some thick birch tree patches and than highs along the ridge able to see lake superior to the south. we enjoyed...More
Isle Royale hiking is good - not great, however, I am spoiled from hiking in both the Rocky and the Smokey Mountains.
Isle Royale is the least used National Park in the USA, however, for three months out of the year it has the highest...More
I hiked the 7 mile trail to Daisy Farm (Rock Harbor Trail) and it was plenty for one day. I am usually capable of hiker longer distances, but the rocks and roots on this trail really took a lot out of me. I was very...More
Just finished another hike with a 6,8 and 10 yr old
As always the hikes here are more difficult then other national parks. You are truly on your own so you must be prepared. Had another great island hike with tons of vies and no...More
great hiking and backpacking trail. This is the easier route to windigo, but the views are just as nice. Always remember to carry alot of water, and take your time. There is alot of ups and downs, but you also get alot of great views.