Route: Pictured Rocks Lakeshore Trail (MI)

Michigan, US
41.8 mi
Vertical Gain
2165 ft

In one of the most spectacular regions of the state, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you have one of the most spectacular paths to hike, the Lakeshore Trail. The 42.4-mile trail, part of the North Country National Scenic Trail, is unquestionably one of Michigan’s classic hikes. This is a trek between two towns, Grand Marais and Munising, past lighthouses and shipwrecks, giant sand dunes and towering standstone cliffs, beaches on Lake Superior and beaches 200 feet above it. Most backpackers utilize public transportation to be dropped off at the Grand Sable Visitor Center and then hike from east to west, ending back at their vehicle at the Munising Falls parking area.

*** Voted August 2019 as a "Michigan Triple Crown of FKTs" route *** 

  1. Pictured Rocks Lakeshore Trail
  2. Manistee River Trail Loop
  3. Waterloo-Pinckney Trail
GPS Track


I will be attempting the unsupported female FKT October 10, 2020. I will be tracked by my Garmin 735xt. 

I just noticed that we both got FKTs on 10/10! (My name is also Carrie Henderson!) What a crazy coincidence. Congrats!!