“A forested trail that connects from Minong Ridge Trail to Greenstone Ridge Trail with access to Hatchet Lake.”
— Kristen Arendt
Fall Colors · Lake
Isle Royale is closed from November 1 through April 15.
The Hatchet Lake Trail is a connector between Minong Ridge Trail
and Greenstone Ridge Trail
, offering access to Hatchet Lake and the Hatchet Lake Campground. This connector trail is a good option for runners looking to make a shorter loop utilizing these two longer trails.
The majority of the trail is gently rolling, heading through dense trees and underbrush that are intensely green in the summer. Near the end of the trail (if running north to south) runners can connect with the Hatchet Lake Spur
to access the lake and campground. After this junction, the trail ascends steeply to climb the ridge and connect with the Greenstone Ridge Trail