Mount Franklin Trail

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Mount Franklin Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Houghton Twp, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Connects Threemile camp with Greenstone Ridge Trail. Greenstone is 1.5 miles from Tobin Harbor Trail. Tobin Harbor is .5 miles from Threemile.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2 mile trail back to the south side of the island from Greenstone ridge. Tough hiking on the northern half as you're traveling down hill for a while. I took this trial on my last day in Isle Royale and was moving quickly as I was ready to try and catch a ferry to leave. I recall this trail about midway became hard to identify. We ended up hiking 100 meters or so in the wrong direction at one point. I don't recall any water sources on the northern half of the trail but there is some on the southern half.