Backpack Rock Harbor to Lane Cove

    Rate this Adventure 7 miles 500 ft gain  - Point-to-Point Trail

    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.

    Read More
    Camping
    Fishing
    Photography
    Backpacking
    Hiking
    Forest
    Lake
    Scenic
    Wildlife

    Go Pro.

    We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

    Learn More

    Reviews

    Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

    Leave No Trace

    Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

    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.

    Stay Nearby

    48.494236,-89.13158, Canada

    Thunder Bay Koa

    Nearby Adventures

    Catch a Sunset at the America Dock, Isle Royale NP

    0.6 mi

    Backpack 5 Nights on the East Side of Isle Royale

    5.0
    58 mi

    Hike Scoville Point, Isle Royale NP

    4.0
    4 mi

    Hike to Lookout Louise

    2 mi
    More Nearby Adventures