Paddle and Hike Kayak Tour

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See 27 Different Cliff Formations and 4 Waterfalls along this Epic Kayak Tour. The most Exclusive Tour in Pictured Rocks!

Check In Address E10846 County Road H58 Munising, MI. 49862 30 min prior to scheduled trip time.

Our complete Pictured Rocks paddle and hiking tour includes an impressive 14 miles of paddling. However, your arms will barely feel the burn when you’re taking in the route’s spectacular scenery. About halfway through the journey, we’ll refuel with lunch on a remote beach. Paddling Michigan’s go-to, complimentary lunch for this journey includes a wrap (chicken, turkey, ham, or veggie), chips, fruit, and a granola bar. We highly recommend you bring your own water or other beverage. Lunch is enjoyed at scenic Mosquito Beach.

Our epic paddle and hike Pictured Rocks tour includes admiring numerous iconic sites, including Chapel Rock, Flower Vase, Chapel Cove, Rainbow Cave, Indian Head Rock, the famed Lovers Leap Arch, and many others. We’ll even explore the legendary Painted Coves and Mosquito River Falls. Our goal is to show you as much of the Pictured Rocks lakeshore as possible.

This hiking and kayaking adventure takes roughly as long as a typical Paddling Michigan day trip. Our guests should expect to be kayaking for about six hours total. Because it’s not an out-and-back excursion, you’ll see many more rock formations, caves, and falls than the typical day tour. At the end of the journey, we’ll hike from Chapel Beach to the trailhead. A Paddling Michigan van will be waiting to shuttle you back to your starting place.

About the Hike

Our Paddling Michigan hiking and paddling adventure includes an easy 3.1-mile-long hike amongst the picture-perfect coastal scenery of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We’ll begin on the sand dune shores of Chapel Beach and make our way to Chapel Rock. This sandstone spire is unmistakable, with a 300-year-old white pine growing on the top. Its roots stretch all the way across an open gap to the mainland for nourishment.

After Chapel Rock, we’ll take a short walk up the well-maintained Chapel Trail, which meanders along the Chapel River. We’ll reach the picture-perfect Chapel Lake, a keyhole lake formed by glacial activity. It’s surrounded by 60- to 80-foot-tall sandstone cliffs and still feels as remote as the day it was formed. Chapel Lake is fed by Chapel Falls. The 60-foot-tall cascading waterfall is one of the most remote and spectacular falls in the region.

The remainder of the hike includes a 1.5-mile-long journey through old maple forests sprinkled with beech trees and white pines. Wildlife sightings are common in these woods and may include northern white-tailed deer, grouse, rare bird species, and the occasional bear. Our guides and former guests argue that the hiking portion of the journey is equally as impressive as the paddle.

Tours will run Memorial Weekend, Then daily from Mid June – Mid September

Trail Conditions:

Terrain: Flat and level

Difficulty level: Easy

Trail conditions: Well Maintained

Is this hike good for all ages? Yes

Is the hike a portion of the Chapel Basin Loop? Yes

Tours will run Memorial Weekend, Then daily from Mid June – Mid September

 

Adults: $199
Children: $189

Trip Duration
est 8 Hours

Departure Times
9:00 AM

*For any questions or to make a reservation please call (906) 387-1695

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Guided Adventure

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We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience while exploring with minimal impact.

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Weather Permitting

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All trips are subject to change due to mighty Lake Superior conditions for your safety!

Trip Duration

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Paddle & Hike Epic Kayak Tour: 8 Hours

Paddler's Choice Kayak Tour: 6 Hours

Taste of the Rocks Kayak Tour: 3 Hours

Morning Delight Kayak Tour: 2 Hours

Itinerary

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8:30 AM- Meet at our off-site parking area

E10846 Hwy H58 Munising, MI. 49862
Paddling Michigan Kayak Tours Parking

9:00 AM- Briefing

Bus ride from H58 parking area to miners beach + briefing.

10:00 AM- Paddling Begins

Paddling North East along cliff- Bridal Veil Falls, Caves, Mosquito River, (Lunch at Mosquito Beach) Caves of the Bloody Chiefs, Lovers Leap Arch, Indianhead, Grand Portal Point, Battleship Row, Flower Drum Pots, Chapel Cove, Chapel Rock and Chapel Beach.

4:00 PM- Hiking Begins

Hike to Trailhead along the Chapel River 3.1 miles

5:30 PM- Landing

Shuttle Bus to Paddling Michigan Parking and your car

What to Bring

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  • A Light Lunch is Provided on this trip
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Sun Protection
  • Water Shoes or Sandals

Policy and FAQs

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Paddling Michigan’s hiking and kayaking vacations encourage you to fully immerse yourself in the picturesque natural scenery of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Camping at our Au Train Beach Campground, Paddlers Inn or our Paddlers Village is one of the best ways to turn hiking and kayaking into an overnight vacation. We also offer 13 PYOT rustic campsites with walk-in access only.

Adventurers looking for something a bit more luxurious will love our Grand Yurt Experience, where kayakers can also enjoy the Paddler’s Choice kayak tour. Explore with our guides during the day and return to a cozy, fully furnished yurt for a good night’s rest.