Best Backpacking in Marquette

Looking for the best backpacking in Marquette? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Marquette. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Iron Ore Heritage Trail: Marquette Bay

    The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail. Activities include trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and backpacking. Given the length of the trail (and the point-to-point nature of the trail) make su...

    9.4 miles 0 ft gain

  • Backpack at Grand Island

    Located in Munising, MI, Grand Island National Recreation Area is a part of the Hiawatha National Forest. While this section of the Upper Peninsula is known for Pictured Rocks National Park, many people fail to see or check out Grand Island. Seclu...

    21.2 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Backpack Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    The time of the year is one of the most important factors of this trip. DO NOT under any circumstances plan this trip for a time during mid June - mid August. The black flies at this time of the year are more than a nuisance. They are seemingly re...

    43 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Superior's Pictured Rocks Shore to Au Sable Lighthouse

    This trip works best with two cars where the first is dropped off at the Twelvemile Beach Parking Lot), and carpooled over to the Miner's Castle Parking Lot. Both lots can be easily found in the Pictured Rocks National Seashore Map, or on Google M...

    26 miles

  • Backpack from Chapel Basin to Beaver Creek

    This two day (easily extended if you want more time to explore) hike offers some of the best views in all 40 miles of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The days are split up into a 8.8 mile day and a 12.6 mile day and can be done in either direct...

    21.4 miles