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Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Eastern Upper Peninsula, Michigan

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Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
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  • Mosquito Beach.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Mosquite River.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Chapel Lake.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Rock formations along the Lakeshore-North County Trail.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Chapel Rock.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Tall bluffs along the Lakeshore-North County Trail.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Small cove along the Lakeshore-North County Trail.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Morning cliff view.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Chapel Creek.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Great vistas along the Lakeshore-North County Trail.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Beaver Creek at Lake Superior.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • Grant Portal Point.- Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
  • - Lakeshore-North Country Trail: Miners Beach to Beaver Creek
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Amazing Views, Old Growth Forests
Cons: 
Summer Bugs
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Region:
Eastern Upper Peninsula, MI
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,200.00 ft (365.76 m)
Parking Pass: 
Sometimes
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Total Distance: 
25.00 mi (40.23 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
230.00 ft (70.10 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan's Northern Peninsula along the shores of Lake Superior outside the small town of Munising. While the park offers nearly 100 miles of trails, arguably the most scenic hug the towering limestone cliffs providing endless views on clear days. Highlights of the lakeshore include Miner's Castle, Mosquito Beach, Grand Portal Point, Chapel Rock, Spray Falls, and Beaver Creek Beach. To maximize the views per mile, park at Miner's Castle and enjoy the sunrise, then drive to the trailhead parking at Miner's Beach. Hike northeast along the coast. Great camping options include the 9.4-mile hike to Chapel Rock campground or the 15 miles to Beaver Creek campground. The relatively flat terrain makes for quick hiking, but the views will stop you in your tracks. For the sea going, rent or bring your sea kayak and paddle to these same campsites. Early spring, late summer, and fall make for the most comfortable hiking conditions as mosquitos and black flies can be a nuisance. Don't forget to make a side trip to the historic Au Sable Lighthouse before calling this great two-day adventure complete.

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