Griffin Lake Peak (9-28-09)
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...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 47.058826, -84.381683
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'