Griffin Lake Peak - 2,152'

Griffin Lake Peak

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 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...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  47.058826, -84.381683

Route Type: Out-and-back      Difficulty: MODERATE (Petzoldt Rating: 4.60 )      Hike Length: 5.6 km      Hike Duration: 1:30      Trailhead Temp: 50'F                      Trail Traffic: NONE!!      Min. Elevation: 500m      Max. Elevation: 656m      Total Vertical Gain: 168m      Avg. Elevation Gain / Km: 30m