2023 Scheduled Hikes

June

Daisy Farm Loop–June 1 through 5–cost $1400 single or $2,700 double

Rating: Beginner

  • June 1 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • June 2 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor; permitting, required dockside safety orientation by N.P.S. staff; hike to 3-Mile Campground (3 miles)
  • June 3 – hike to Daisy Farm (4 miles) – Peterson Wolf presentation if available
  • June 4 – hike to 3-Mile Campground via Mt. Franklin Trail as conditions permit (4 miles directly to 3-Mile or 6.5 miles with Mt. Franklin viewing)
  • June 5 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping; return to Copper Harbor on the Queen IV

Greenstone Ridge Hike–June 9 through 19–cost $2,000 single or $3,800 double

Rating: Intermediate

  • June 9 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • June 10 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor; permitting, required dockside safety orientation by N.P.S. staff; overnight in Rock Harbor with hike to Scoville Point (4.7 miles)
  • June 11 – hop via Voyageur II to Windigo-evening moose watching in Washington Creek (0.5 miles)
  • June 12 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to Island Mine Campground (7.5 miles) with optional viewing of Island Mine ruins (2.5 miles)
  • June 13 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail past the highest point on the island at Mt. Desor to South Lake Desor Campground (6.5 miles)
  • June 14 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to Hatchet Lake Campground with a stop at the Ishpeming Point fire tower for lunch (9.5 miles)
  • June 15 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to West Chickenbone Lake Campground (9 miles)
  • June 16 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to the Daisy Farm Trail to Daisy Farm Campground (9 miles); with optional side trip via the Ojibway Tower Trail (add 1.7 miles)
  • June 17 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to 3-Mile Campground (4 miles)
  • June 18 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Rock Harbor with a stop at Susy’s Cave; optional dinner at the Greenstone Grill at your own expense
  • June 19 – return to Copper Harbor via the Isle Royale Queen IV

Daisy Farm Loop–June 22 through 26–cost $1400 single or $2,700 double

Rating: Beginner

  • June 22 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • June 23 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor with hike to 3-Mile Campground (3 miles)
  • June 24 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Daisy Farm – Peterson Wolf presentation if available
  • June 25 – hike to 3-Mile Campground via Mt. Franklin Trail as conditions permit (4 miles directly to 3-Mile or 6.5 miles with Mt. Franklin viewing)
  • June 26 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping; return to Copper Harbor on the Queen IV (3 miles) add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)

Moskey Loop–Couples/Partners Hike–4th of July Event–June 28 through July 4–cost $3,450 per double occupancy

Rating: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

  • June 28 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • June 29 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor with hike to 3-Mile Campground (3 miles)
  • June 30 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Daisy Farm or via Mt. Franklin Trail as conditions permit (4 miles direct to Daisy Farm or 6.5 miles with Mt. Franklin viewing)
  • July 1 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Moskey Basin (3.9 miles)
  • July 2 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Daisy Farm (3.9 miles)
  • July 3 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping (3 miles) add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)
  • July 4 – return to Copper Harbor via the Isle Royale Queen IV; watch fireworks in Copper Harbor on your own

July

Greenstone Ridge Hike–July 7 through 17–cost $2,000 single- or $3,800 double-occupancy

Rating: Intermediate

  • July 7 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • July 8 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor-overnight in Rock Harbor with hike to Scoville Point; add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)
  • July 9 – hop via Voyageur II to Windigo-evening moose watching in Washington Creek (0.5 miles)
  • July 10 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to Island Mine Campground (7.5 miles) with optional viewing of Island Mine ruins (2.5 miles)
  • July 11 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail past the highest point on the island at Mt. Desor to South Lake Desor Campground (6.5 miles)
  • July 12 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to Hatchet Lake Campground with a stop at the Ishpeming Point fire tower for lunch (9.5 miles)
  • July 13 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to West Chickenbone Lake Campground (9 miles)
  • July 14 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to the Daisy Farm Trail to Daisy Farm Campground (9 miles); with optional side trip via the Ojibway Tower Trail (add 1.7 miles)
  • July 15 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to 3-Mile Campground (4 miles)
  • July 16 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Rock Harbor with a stop at Susy’s Cave; optional dinner at the Greenstone Grill at your own expense
  • July 17 – return to Copper Harbor via the Isle Royale Queen IV

Chippewa Harbor Hike–July 21 through July 27–cost $1,800 single- or $3,450 double-occupancy

Rating: Advanced beginner to intermediate

July 21 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review

July 22 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor-overnight in Rock Harbor with hike to Scoville Point (4.7 miles)

July 23 – hop via Voyageur II to Chippewa Harbor, day hike view Johnson Schoolhouse (0.5 miles); day hike to Lake Mason (1.2 miles); day hike to ridge (1 mile)

July 24 – hike the Indian Portage Trail to the Lake Richie Junction (4.2 miles) and on the Lake Richie Trail to Moskey Basin (2.1 miles)

July 25 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Daisy Farm (3.9 miles)

July 26 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Rock Harbor (7.2 miles); dinner in campground or at the Greenstone Grill on your own

July 27 – return to Copper Harbor via the Isle Royale Queen IV

August

Greenstone Ridge Hike–August 4 through 14–cost $2,000 single- or $3,800 double-occupancy

Rating: Intermediate

  • August 4 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • August 5 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor-overnight in Rock Harbor with hike to Scoville Point; add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)
  • August 6 – hop via Voyageur II to Windigo-evening moose watching in Washington Creek (0.5 miles)
  • August 7 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to Island Mine Campground (7.5 miles) with optional viewing of Island Mine ruins (2.5 miles)
  • August 8 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail past the highest point on the island at Mt. Desor to South Lake Desor Campground (6.5 miles)
  • August 9 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to Hatchet Lake Campground with a stop at the Ishpeming Point fire tower for lunch (9.5 miles)
  • August 10 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to West Chickenbone Lake Campground (9 miles)
  • August 11 – hike the Greenstone Ridge Trail to the Daisy Farm Trail to Daisy Farm Campground (9 miles); with optional side trip via the Ojibway Tower Trail (add 1.7 miles)
  • August 12 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to 3-Mile Campground (4 miles)
  • August 13 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping (3 miles) add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)
  • August 14 – return to Copper Harbor via the Isle Royale Queen IV

Daisy Farm Loop–August 17 through 21–cost $1400 single- or $2,700 doubleoccupancy

Rating: Beginner

  • August 17 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • August 18 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor with hike to 3-Mile Campground (3 miles)
  • August 19 – hike to Daisy Farm – Peterson Wolf presentation possible
  • August 20 – hike to 3-Mile Campground via Mt. Franklin Trail as conditions permit
  • August 21 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping (3 miles); add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)

Chippewa Harbor Hike–August 22 through August 28–cost $1,800 single- or $3,450 double-occupancy

Rating: Advanced beginner to intermediate

August 22 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review

August 23 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor; permitting, required dockside safety orientation by N.P.S. staff; overnight in Rock Harbor with hike to Scoville Point (4.7 miles)

August 24 – hop via Voyageur II to Chippewa Harbor, day hike view Johnson Schoolhouse (0.5 miles); day hike to Lake Mason (1.2 miles); day hike to ridge (1 mile)

August 25 – hike the Indian Portage Trail to the Lake Richie Junction (4.2 miles) and on the Lake Richie Trail to Moskey Basin (2.1 miles)

August 26 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Daisy Farm (3.9 miles)

August 27 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to Rock Harbor (7.2 miles); dinner in campground or at the Greenstone Grill on your own

August 28 – return to Copper Harbor via the Isle Royale Queen IV

Daisy Farm Loop–Women Only–August 31 through September 4; cost $1400 single or $2,700 double

Rating: Beginner

  • August 31 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • September 1 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor; permitting, required dockside safety orientation by N.P.S. staff; hike to 3-Mile Campground (3 miles) with a stop at Susy’s Cave
  • September 2 – hike to Daisy Farm (4 miles); Peterson Wolf presentation if available
  • September 3 – hike to 3-Mile Campground on the Rock Harbor Trail or via Mt. Franklin Trail as conditions permit (4 miles directly to 3-Mile or 6.5 miles with Mt. Franklin viewing)
  • September 4 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping (3 miles); return to Copper Harbor on the Queen IV; add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)

September

Moose Rut Hike–September 10 through 15–cost $1,400 single- and $2,700 double-occupancy

Rating: Beginner

  • September 10 – hotel in Copper Harbor; pre-departure gear and safety review
  • September 11 – Isle Royal Queen IV to Rock Harbor; permitting, required dockside safety orientation by N.P.S. staff; overnight in Rock Harbor with hike to Scoville Point (4.7 miles)
  • September 12 – hike the Rock Harbor Trail to 3-Mile Campground (3 miles) with a visit to Susy’s Cave
  • September 13 – hike to Daisy Farm (4 miles); Peterson Wolf presentation if available
  • September 14 – hike to 3-Mile Campground on the Rock Harbor Trail or via Mt. Franklin Trail as conditions permit (4 miles directly to 3-Mile or 6.5 miles with Mt. Franklin viewing)
  • September 15 – hike to Rock Harbor for lunch and shopping (3 miles); return to Copper Harbor on the Queen IV; add optional Scoville Point Trail (4.7 miles)

Options

Gear Rental per excursion

$200 per single-occupancy (single-person tent; two water bottles, one sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, backpack, cup, spoon, stove, fuel, pot, headlamp, toilet paper, trowel; two water bottles, two trekking poles)

$360 for double-occupancy (two-person tent; two sleeping bags, sleeping pads, pillows, backpacks, cups, spoons, headlamps, toilet paper; one stove, pot, water filter; four water bottles and four trekking poles)

Meal Plans

4 day/3 night per person–standard $150; vegan or keto $175

6 day/5 night per person–standard $230; vegan or keto $265

10 day/9 night per person–standard $380; vegan or keto $425

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