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Here at the Wise Old Man of Isle Royale, we provide broad support for Isle Royale visitors.

Authorized by ISRO, we provide Guide Services for backcountry backpacking with planned or custom itineraries to all points on the island. Hike any trail(s) with us for any duration in a custom package, or choose a scheduled hike with a specific itinerary. Click Guides Services for more information.

We also provide travel Booking Services, assisting clients with booking passages and services to and on Isle Royale.

As experienced ISRO Guides with multiple island crossings on every trail, we provide Consulting Services and provide advice on current trail conditions and navigation. We can also help with decisions on gear, clothing, and food.

Free Rental Gear with any booking, a value of $300 for a single- and $550 for a double-occupancy. No Code Needed.

Call for details: 906-201-1588

Find the official rules and updates: Superintendent’s Compendium

We strive to share accurate, reliable, and current information regarding hiking Isle Royale and monitor the NPS, CDC, and other sources to be as accurate as we can.

Our Free Prep Courses focus on developing critical problem-solving skills in the context of Isle Royale or any backcountry hiking and camping situation. The scenarios help people plan for contingencies. Since planning a trip is part of the adventure, have fun with it, and make good choices so that your adventure is safe and fun.

The information is designed to add to individuals’ knowledge about the Island and the challenges of hiking it. We are not responsible for the decisions people make.

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Wise Old Man of Isle Royale makes no decisions for any person and is not responsible for the decisions people make or the consequences of those decisions.

Wise Old Man of Isle Royale is not affiliated with the National Park Service. None of the information included here reflects the views of the National Park Service in any manner.