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Paddle and Hike

Trip Overview

The Complete Pictured Rocks Experience covers a distance in the water of roughly 14 miles with a one hour lunch break along the way. The trip normally stops at the Mosquito River. You’ll see Spray Falls, Battleship Row, the Grand Portal Arch, Chapel Rock, the Cave of the Bloody Chiefs, Indian Head Rock, Lovers Leap Arch, Mosquito River, the colored cliffs 200 foot cliffs, sea caves and Miners Castle. Expect to be on the water about 6 hours which is about the same timeline as Paddling Michigan's regular day trip but you’ll see many more features and formations of this shoreline that due to the distance make it impossible to see on the regular out and back paddling trip. Hike is from Chapel Beach to the Trailhead where the van will shuttle you back to your vehicle.

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Safety Notes

This is a guided tour. All kayakers are outfitted with a life preserver. Guides are Red Cross certified and carry First Aid kits and radios to communicate with each other and the operations base.

Gear Notes

All kayaking gear provided.


Paddling Michigan watches the weather and is in contact with guides for changing conditions at all times.

Trip Details

  • Departure Months: May, June, July, August, September
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean
  • Services Available: Guided
  • Skill Level: Upon Request

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