About this Trail
- Mileage: About 3.5 miles
- Rocks and roots on trail
- Overgrown vegetation near trail
- Changing trail conditions require a map, compass, and navigation skills
- Rock Harbor
Hidden Lake via private boat or water taxi from Rock Harbor Lodge.
- McCargoe Cove via Voyageur II passenger ferry. Reservations are needed in advance.
- Malone Bay via Voyageur II passenger ferry. Reservations are needed in advance.
The section of trail between Ishpeming Tower and Lake Desor is smooth compared to others along the Greenstone Ridge Trail. This section winds its way through a mostly deciduous forest. After trekking through a wooded wilderness hikers come upon a scenic view of Lake Desor.
Diverge from the Greenstone and Hike to Malone
At the Ishpeming Tower is the junction to Ishpeming Trail that leads to Malone Bay Campground. This alternative route is about 7 miles long. The Ishpeming Trail is less traveled and is minimally maintained for the ultimate wilderness experience. Water access for purifying isn't available until about 3.5 miles down the Ishpeming Trail at Siskiwit Lake. There is a ranger station at Malone Bay that is staffed intermittently. Check in with the park before your trip for the most up-to-date information. There is a dock at Malone Bay where the ferry, the Voyageur II, offers passenger transportation. Reservations for the Voyageur II are necessary ahead of time. The ferry only services Malone Bay if people have made reservations in advance.