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Greenstone Section 4: Hike from Chickenbone Lake to Hatchet Lake

Ridgetop view with cloudy sky at Isle Royale National Park.
The ascent of Mount Siskiwit is challenging and offers a scenic view in early and late season.

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About this Trail

  • Mileage: About 7.2 miles

  • Rocks and roots on trail

  • Changing trail conditions require map, compass, and navigation skills

Trailheads

The western section of the Greenstone Ridge Trail differs from the eastern end in one major way—the ridgetops are mostly forested. This trail section between Chickenbone Lake and Hatchet Lake offers forested wilderness, challenging slopes, and a few scenic ridgetop views. Mount Siskiwit offers picturesque views in early and late season when there is a lack of vegetation. This remote trail segment is one of the most difficult to access by boat.

Alternative Route

Take the Hatchet Lake Trail to the Minong Ridge Trail

The Hatchet Lake Trail begins at Hatchet Lake Campground and connects the Greenstone Ridge Trail with the Minong Ridge Trail—the most challenging trail in the park. This connector trail is about 2.6 miles long. Hike an additional 1.4 miles east on the Minong Ridge Trail to Todd Harbor Campground on the island's north shore. 

Found Nearby

  • West Chickenbone Campground

  • East Chickenbone Campground

  • Hatchet Lake Campground

  • Mount Siskiwit

  • Todd Harbor Campground

Details
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information

The trail is 18 inches wide and covered in rocks and roots.

Isle Royale National Park

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East Chickenbone Campground

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West Chickenbone Campground

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Hatchet Lake Campground

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Todd Harbor Campground

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Last updated: February 23, 2022