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Greenstone Section 7: Hike from South Desor to Island Mine

View of Lake Desor in the autumn on Isle Royale National Park
View of Lake Desor from the Greenstone Ridge Trail.

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About this Trail

  • Mileage: About 5.2 miles

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

Trailheads

This trail section from Lake Desor to Island Mine weaves through a deciduous forest including plenty of sugar maple trees. Trek over one of the tallest ridge sections on the island. This trail section passes near Mount Desor, the tallest point on Isle Royale at about 1,362 feet elevation. Finding the summit can be tricky because the ridge is completely covered in trees. If you choose to venture off trail to find the summit, make sure to have a map, compass, and the knowledge to use them together.

Found Nearby

  • South Lake Desor Campground

  • Island Mine Campground

  • Mount Desor

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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South Lake Desor Campground

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Island Mine Campground

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Basic Information

Amenities

Fire/Stove Policy

Toilet Types

Shower Types

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions


Weather

Phone number (Voice)

Mailing Address

Physical Address

Directions

Additional Information

Cell Phone Additional Information

Internet Additional Information

Regulations

Accessibility Information

Last updated: February 23, 2022