Washington Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 96' 29 m
Descent: -56' -17 m
High: 659' 201 m
Low: 615' 187 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
Popular runs nearby
Windigo Nature Loop
1.3 mi 2.1 km • Loop • 113 ft Ascent 34.36 m Ascent
East and West Huginnin Cove Trail
9.1 mi 14.6 km • Loop • 563 ft Ascent 171.67 m Ascent
40.2 mi 64.7 km • Point to Point • 2,451 ft Ascent 747.19 m Ascent
1.2 mi 1.9 km • Out and Back • 47 ft Ascent 14.38 m Ascent
Minong Ridge Traverse
29.2 mi 47.0 km • Point to Point • 2,256 ft Ascent 687.69 m Ascent
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“An easy stroll from Windigo along Washington Harbor and past the Washington Creek camp sites.”— Greg Reasor
From the dock, head north along the shore for views of waterfowl and boaters. The trail narrows as it passes the Washington Creek campsites. After passing the group campsites, the trail heads inland along the creek. In a quarter mile you'll find the junction of the end of Isle Royale's legendary Greenstone Ridge Trail.
Continue on and pass through woodland for a half mile and the trail reaches a 2-plank-wide foot-bridge across Washington Creek. A gaging station there monitors water flow. The last quarter mile is a gradual climb to the 3-way junction with the Minong Ridge Trail and West Huginnin Cove Trail. Be prepared for the challenges either of these options presents if continuing on.
Or, you can return the way you came, but come back changed.
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Land Manager: NPS - Isle Royale National Park