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Isle Royale is closed from November 1 through April 15.
This challenging trail takes hikers from the north end of the island at the end of the Minong Ridge Trail
to the south side of the island at Chippewa Harbor Camp. The trail traverses some rough and varied terrain along the way with many ups and downs to navigate.
From the start at the junction with the Minong Ridge Trail
, hikers will start an undulating climb heading past the Chickenbone East
trail and skirting the west side of Chickenbone Lake. The trail provides access to the West Chickenbone Lake Campground just north of the Greenstone Ridge Trail
After crossing the Greenstone Ridge Trail
, the trail continues south, passing the western edge of Lake Livermore and LeSage Lake. From here, the trail begins to wind back to the east to navigate around the northern edge of Lake Richie. The Lake Richie Campground is located about six miles into the trail shortly before the junction with the Lake Richie Trail
From the Lake Richie Trail
, the trail again heads south to the southern end of the lake where it follows along a stream to Chippewa Harbor and the campground by the harbor and Lake Mason.
Shared By: Kristen Arendt