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Isle royale



Isle Royale National Park Loop

See our readers’ top spot, from lakeside to mountaintop, on a two-day loop.

Going, Going...Gone?

Wolf howls have echoed across Isle Royale National Park for decades. But with the once-widespread predators down to a single pack, the time to go hear--and maybe spot--them is now.

A Piece of Quiet

America’s leading advocate of wilderness silence shows the way to Mt. Rainier National Park’s quietest corner. Plus: 9 more campsites with life-list listening.

Readers' Choice 2011: America's Best Hikes

The undisputed local experts—you—chose the top parks, trails, campsites, and weekend getaways from Alaska to Alabama.

Rip & Go: McCargoe Cove to Rock Harbor

Hike among moose and wolves on this two-day escape to Isle Royale National Park.

Readers' Choice: Great Lakes

Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Lakes.

50-Mile Thru-Hikes: Greenstone Ridge, MN

Traverse a seldom-hiked national park.

Secret Hikes: Isle Royale National Park

Trek to shoreline campsites through woodlands rife with moose, birds, and wolves.

Secret Hikes of the National Parks

The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.

Reader Essays: Wilderness Served

James Dammar dishes up some brotherly love on Isle Royale.


The Specialist: Spy More Wolves

A wildlife researcher shares stalking tips.

May Close-to-Home Hikes

Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.

Best Backpacking In Michigan

Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Michigan.

Wild Island Hiking

Hear wild horses thunder through camp. Look for wolf tracks in the mud or eagles' nests in the cliffs high above. Cast off the workaday world and go hike an island paradise.

National Parks: Best Solitude

More than ever, these empty parks offer medicine for the soul.

National Parks: Best Wildlife

Where the words "wild" and "life" take on new meaning

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