Griffin Lake Peak, ON (9-28-09) - dwhike
Griffin Lake Peak - 2,152'

Griffin Lake Peak stands a tad over 2100' and is listed as the 7th highest peak in Ontario. It's a peak I only recently found out about, despite the fact it only sits a mile or so from a very memorable hike I did up Batchawana Mountain last year. It's located up one of my favorite trail roads, Mile 38 Road, about a half hour north of Sault Ste. Marie. I discovered it through Ontariohighpoints.com and was shocked to discover that not only was it taller than Batchawana, but it sported a completely open summit and an actual trail leading there!! The only catch is that to get to the trailhead you need a high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle which, as luck would have it, I just recently purchased. The mountain was calling and I had to go...


Hike Length: 3.5 miles                  Hike Duration: 1:30

Trailhead Temp: 50'F                    Trail Traffic: None!

Min. Elevation: 1,640'                    Max. Elevation: 2,152'

Total Vertical Gain: 512'               Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  146'