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Pictured Rocks – North Country Trail (NCT)

August 15 - August 19


Trip Details

The North Country Trail in Pictured Rocks National Park has splendid sandstone cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, sand dunes, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shorelines!

Trip Type: 5 Day Guided Backpacking Trip

Trail Section: North Country Trail – Hurricane River to Miners Castle

Highlights:

  • Hiking the cliffs of Lake Superior
  • Grand Portal Point
  • Beaches and more Beaches
  • Chapel Rock 
  • The Famous Spray Falls

When: August 15th – 19th

Trip difficulty: ★★★★

Mileage: 25 – 30 total trip miles

Group Size: 6 – 10 Hikers

Minimum – 6 Hikers

Cost: $1200 – Payment Plans Available

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 –

Meet at the hotel in Munising, MI (Hotel TBD)

We will meet at the hotel and get checked into our shared rooms. Two hikers per room. The guides schedule a meeting with each hiker to review equipment and food. Then off to a group dinner in town to get to know the crew.

Day 2  –

Hikers meet at the Miners Castle Trailhead at 7:15. Shuttle will pick us up at 8:05 and deliver us to Hurricane River trailhead.

Section: Hurricane River to Seven Mile Campsite

Hiking Distance: 6

Highlights: Hurricane river welcomes us to the trail. Then off to 12-Mile beach. A shorter hiking day allows for a ton of time to chill on the beach, have lunch and cool off with a swim in Lake Superior. Sunset and dinner also on the lake. 

Day 3 –

Section: Seven Mile Campsite to Coves Campsite

Hiking Distance: 8 miles

Highlights: Start off the day with great views of the lake. We pass Pine Bluffs and stop at Beaver Creek for some fresh water. We end at Coves where we have dinner and sunset on the lake. 

Day 4 –

Section: Coves Campsite to Mosquito Beach Campsite

Hiking Distance: 9 miles

Highlights: THIS IS THE DAY PEEPS! Up early to get some great shots of Spray Falls. Then the top of Spray Falls. YEP, the TOP of the falls. From there we hit so many epic spots I can’t name them all. But here are a few of the many. Chapel Rock, Battleship Row, Grand Portal Point, Rainbow Cove and Lover’s Leap before hitting camp at Mosquito Beach!

Day 5 –

Section: Mosquito Beach Campsite to Miners Castle 

Hiking Distance: 5 miles 

Highlights: Up for sunrise on Mosquito Beach. then on to Painted Coves, Spray Falls and Miners Beach. We end at the Iconic Miners Castle where we celebrate our adventure and SUCCESS!

What’s Included

  • One night shared hotel accommodation 
  • Shuttle to the trailhead
  • Personalized one on one call with a lead guide
  • Group prep call via zoom 
  • Private Facebook page for support from the guides and FUN!
  • Two professional, knowledgeable, backcountry guides who are Certified Wilderness First Responders
  • National Forest use fees and permits
  • Emergency equipment including a medical kit and satellite device
What’s Not Included –
  • Travel to and from Miners Castle Trailhead 
  • Airfare
  • Rescue Insurance
  • Accommodations after the trip
  • Backpacking equipment
  • Backpacking meals
  • Guide gratuity – Tipping is optional but customary. (Industry recommends 10-20% of trip cost)

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Terms and Conditions-

“Trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to permit or campsite availability, snowpack, river crossings, wildlife, park or land closures, and forest fires. The price of a hiking trip will never change due to itinerary changes. Payments are not refundable for itinerary changes or park or land closures. If a trip is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and no alternate itinerary is available a trip credit will be issued equal to the full amount paid minus any nonrefundable expenses incurred by the Company.”

Details

Start:
August 15
End:
August 19

Location

Pictured Rocks National Park
MI 86052 United States

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Trip Difficulty:
★★★☆☆