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Isle Royale

Isle Royale Backpacking Trip

Join us as we travel to Isle Royale in June 2020 for a week long expedition that includes over 4 days of backpacking on this backpacking mecca that is only accessible by boat or seaplane.

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Isle Royale Backpacking Trip
Isle Royale Backpacking Trip

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2020, 5:00 AM – Sep 07, 2020, 7:00 PM

Isle Royale, Isle Royale, Michigan, USA

About The Event

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”  - Unknown

Some places are hard to get to, and that can be a good thing. Accessible only by ferry or seaplane or personal watercraft, Isle Royale, located on an island in the middle or Lake Superior north of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, offers Alaska-like solitude and a badge of honor for Midwesterners in search of unique hiking experiences. The remoteness of Isle Royale National Park makes it one of America’s least visited, and we think that makes it even more special. Let True North Expeditions take on the daunting work of planning a backpacking trip to Isle Royale for you. 

This event will take place from June 9, 2020 to June 15, 2020. June 9 and 15 will be travel days, with backpacking on Isle Royale June 10-14. Ticket price will include transportation from predetermined locations, lodging in Grand Portage on June 9 and June 14, and round trip transportation to Isle Royale.

There will be 2 different route options for this event. Group 1 will hike a 42.1 mile route and Group 2 will hiking a 30.2 mile route.  

For general information about Isle Royale National Park, please visit this link.

The registration deadline for this event will be May 10, 2020. All boat tickets must have a name attached to it, we can not purchase them in bulk. This means that in order to ensure everyone is on the same boat for arrival at the locations our permits indicate, we must purchase our boat tickets well in advance before they fill up. 


Total ticket price is $1095 and includes:

  • Transportation from a predetermined location in the Midwest. Pick up from Grand Marais Airport is also available (KCKC, 123 Airport Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604). 
  • 2 nights of lodging at the Grand Portage Casino Hotel
  • All permits and camping fees for 4 days
  • Round trip transportation to Isle Royale. 

Participants are expected to bring all meals and backpacking equipment for this trip (a detailed list will be provided). Due to the planning and logistics involved we will not accept discounts on tickets for this event. If you do not choose to pay in full, a $500 non-refundable deposit will reserve your seat and full payment will be due by May 1, 2020. If full payment is not received by May 1, 2020 your seat may be released to another guest. 

Save $100 off the ticket price when you pay using a personal check, Chase Quick Pay, Zelle or Paypal (friends and family only). To take advantage of this offer, contact us at or 608-571-4937 and we will provide you with payment instructions.



All True North Expeditions staff are certified in First Aid/CPR and every one of our events is lead by a guide with a background in emergency medicine and a certified Wilderness First Aid instructor. Guides are experienced in wilderness and outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS and satellite phones during every portion of this event.


Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations or no shows. We will not be able to provide a credit toward a future event if you are not able to attend after registering.

True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability or other uncontrollable events.


  • Registration Only (Check Pay)

    If paying by check, please fill out the registration and mail a check to: True North Expeditions, Inc, 10328 Ashley St, Huntley, IL 60142. If paying via Chase quick pay, Zelle or Paypal please call us at 608-571-4937.

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