Pictured Rocks

Trailspotters & Upper Peninsula Outfitters
is owned by Thomas Funke,
Author of 50 Hikes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and 50 Hikes on the North Country Trail.

Trailspotters & Upper Peninsula Outfitters is a FULL SERVICE outfitting company.
Please visit the links below to find out how we can help make your trip a success!

We offer regularly scheduled daily shuttles

Dailly 700am & 900am through October 25th, 2017


We will resume operations no sooner than May 1, 2018 or when H58 & feeder roads into park are clear of snow for vechicle travel.
We will accept reservations when Recreation.gov goes live for back country camping reservations.

Reservations must be made and paid for no later than noon the day before service.

  Click here to make a reservation through October 26, 2017

Quick Links

Yooper Oooper (UBER)   Lodging   Hiker Shuttle (small groups)    Cars potting(Large Groups)
Gear Rental/Sales   Books, maps, advice     Sea Kayak   Gift Shop   Packages
Trip Insurance   Rent a satellite communicator

The following information pertains to our 2018 season. Check it out!

2018 Season will start May 1 or when the snow pack allows foot travel, whichever comes second.
Current Snow Situation in the US 
Interactive Map showing snow depth in the UP
(Make sure to change the date to TODAY and then click “refresh map”)

Pictured Rocks Winter Road Closures map


Click on the link that best describes your needs! 

 We are Sea Kayakers

We need transportation only for a group of 1-6 people

We need transportation for a group of 7 or more

Pictured Rocks PlannerWe have our own transportation/don’t need transportation but need your advice/rent a satellite communicator (DeLorme InReach) 

PackagesWe are interested in more than just transportation (insurance, lodging, gear rental, etc.) 

Why ride the bus when you can be outfitted by us!


We offer all of the following!
Delorme InReach
Free Rescues (if needed)
Unlimited phone, email, text and/or in person consultation
Copy of either “50 Hikes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula” or “50 Hikes on the North Country Trail”
Copy of “Classic Trails–Pictured Rocks” (best map out there!)
Lodging the night before your hike! Choose to stay at our Germfask campground, HQ vacation rental, or a local motel/hotel.
North Country Trail membership
Breakfast the morning of your adventure
Gear rental & sales
Last minute gear purchases at our gear shop

….and of course car spotting the morning of your adventure