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Mount Franklin Trail

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 4.3 (8)

Mount Franklin Trail connects the Rock Harbor Trail to the Greenstone Ridge Trail.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

1,054' 321 m

High

615' 188 m

Low

467' 142 m

Up

32' 10 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Mount Franklin Trail starts at the junction with the Rock Harbor Trail, just beyond Three Mile Campground. It winds steadily towards Tobin Harbor before climbing towards the spine of Isle Royale, the Greenstone Ridge.

The trail opens up to some open rock, so keep an eye out for cairns to guide you through these sections as you continue to climb! The junction of the Greenstone Ridge Trail gives you the opportunity to continue on Lane Cove Trail and camp or make a turn in either direction and start the hike down the Greenstone Ridge Trail.

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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On the way down from Mt Franklin to Three Mile Camp.
Mar 2, 2016 near Isle Ro…, MI

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Jun 26, 2021
Ken Fellman
Headed up from 3-Mile Camp to the summit. Meadow 1 mile up the trail, saw 2 big bull moose & also saw moose and calf from summit in lake far below. 2.5mi
Sep 2, 2020
Rose White
Aug 23, 2019
J R
Aug 10, 2019
Mark White
1.9mi
Aug 29, 2018
Jeff Boyle
Nice walk to an overgrown high point with limited views. Easy to miss the “Summit”. 2mi
Jul 30, 2017
Tom Porter
5mi
May 29, 2016
Abigail Geimer
Jul 14, 2015
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