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Chapel Rock Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.3 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 96' 29 m
Descent: -205' -62 m
High: 811' 247 m
Low: 643' 196 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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An easy wooded trail leading to Chapel Rock with an intermission at Chapel Falls.

Jeff Menaker

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This easy trail is a nice 3-mile, mostly doubletrack trail through the wooded areas along Chapel Lake. From the east side of Chapel Lake, you'll pass Chapel Falls on your way to Chapel Beach. At Chapel Beach, view Chapel Rock, a picturesque formation of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The trail can be used as part of the Chapel Basin loop to view Lake Superior and the rock formations of Pictured Rocks. Most of the trail was wet or muddy, suffering from trail widening due to heavy use and mud avoidance. Please respect the park and the ecosystem by not widening the sides of the route to avoid mud.

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Jul 23, 2019
John D
20 miles along the north country trail. Chapel creek campground and beaver creek campground. July 19-21st.
Oct 15, 2018
Tom Reifenberg
Muddy hike, great vistas to see Chapel Falls and the legendary Chapel Rock. Incredible colors with the leaves turning this time of year, felt like… 3.3mi
Oct 2, 2017
Kevin Livingston
with Sarah and DJ 6.6mi
Jul 18, 2017
Karen McIlhargey
6.6mi

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Chapel Rock is equally if not more beautiful in the winter.
Mar 10, 2017 near Munising, MI
A partially frozen Chapel Creek creates a beautiful wintertime scene near the lakeshore.
Mar 10, 2017 near Munising, MI
A fast flowing portion of the creek near Chapel Falls.
Jul 20, 2016 near Munising, MI
Chapel Rock peeks through the trees along the North Country Trail.
Jan 28, 2017 near Munising, MI

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