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There are 14.5 miles of maintained hiking trails on Stockton Island.

Julian Bay Trail is a 0.4-mile path that crosses the narrow neck of land between the Presque Isle dock and Julian Bay. Trail booklets at the Presque Isle trailhead introduce visitors to the diverse plant communities along the route.

Anderson Point Trail is 1.4 miles looping through the forest along Anderson Point's rocky shoreline between Julian Bay beach and the Presque Isle dock.

Quarry Bay Trail extends 3.6 miles along a route from the Presque Isle dock, through the Presque Isle campground, and past an old logging camp clearing to the group campsites and dock at Quarry Bay.

Tombolo Trail explores 2.8 miles leaving the Quarry Bay Trail 0.6 mile from the Presque Isle dock. The path winds past towering pines, bogs, and along the beach, ending at the Julian Bay Trail. An intermittent lagoon outlet along the beach may require hikers to make a water crossing.

Quarry Trail takes hikers 1.5 miles from Quarry Bay west along the shore to an abandoned quarry operated by the Ashland Brownstone Company from 1889 to 1897.

The trailhead for Trout Point Trail is located on the Quarry Bay Trail 1.6 miles from Presque Isle. The 4.7-mile path winds through Stockton Island's forested interior en route to the old logging camp clearing at Trout Point on the north tip of the island.

During the summer months, park staff offer a guided hike, Stockton Island Nature Walk. Visitors discover Stockton's forests, bogs, and beaches as they meander along one of the island's trails. The guided hike takes about 45 minutes. Visitor Centers have exact dates and times.

Directions: From Bayfield, WI, Excursion boats and private watercraft provide access to Apostle Islands. Apostle Islands Cruise Service, 1-800-323-7619.

Elevation: 800 feet

Distance: 14.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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