Backpack Rock Harbor to Lane Cove

Rock Harbor - Search Nearby - Added by James Brady

This hike will take you to one of the most scenic and peaceful campsites in the entire park.

If coming from Michigan, take the ferry to Isle Royale from Copper Harbor. After a three-hour journey you will arrive at the park via the dock in Rock Harbor around lunchtime. After registering at the park office you can set off on a great 7-mile hike to Lane Cove, which is well marked. This hike is a great exposure to the island, taking backpackers along the shoreline of Tobin Harbor, through thick forests, and over the Greenstone Ridge that runs the length of the island. You will likely reach your campsite on beautiful Lane Cove late in the afternoon. You will be able to take advantage of the solitude and pitch your tent mere feet from Lake Superior. As you relax at camp you will have the perfect vantage point to take in an absolutely breathtaking sunset over the lake.

For more information on the ferry to Rock Harbor, click here.

Distance

7 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

500 ft Gain

Type

Point-to-Point

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Thunder Bay KOA

199 Spruce River Road, Canada

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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