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: 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: 550'               Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  146'


  • kai

    on November 17, 2009

    wow... i lived in soo and i never knew of this hike!!!!
    amazing... thanks for sharing it!

  • Derek

    on September 30, 2009

    Lovely photos. With the changing leaves and lack of bugs, fall really is the best time of year to hike. When I did this hike last year in July, it was hot and humid and the bugs were terrible.

    Someone who climbed Griffin years ago mentioned to me that there was a teepee near the summit. I didn't see it when I was there. Did you see any sign of it ?