Mount Desor

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Mount Desor
Mount Desor is located in Michigan
Mount Desor
Mount Desor
Location of Mount Desor on Isle Royale
Highest point
Elevation 1,394 ft (425 m) [1]
Prominence 792 ft (241 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°57′20″N 89°00′46″W / 47.9554438°N 89.0128605°W / 47.9554438; -89.0128605Coordinates: 47°57′20″N 89°00′46″W / 47.9554438°N 89.0128605°W / 47.9554438; -89.0128605[2]
Location Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw County, Michigan, U.S.
Parent range Superior Upland
Topo map USGS Sugar Mountain
Easiest route Trail hike

Mount Desor is the tallest mountain within Isle Royale National Park. Located on Isle Royale in Lake Superior and with an elevation of 1,394 feet (420 m), it is the third highest peak on the lake.

The 45-mile long Greenstone Ridge Trail crosses the summit of Mount Desor as it traverses the length of the island.[3] The summit is a 8.5 miles (13.7 km) hike from nearest ferry landing.

On an autumn day after most of the foliage has fallen, it is possible to see Lake Superior's Siskiwit Bay to the south. In other seasons, the view of the surrounding terrain from the densely wooded spot is limited.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Desor, Michigan". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Mount Desor". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Greenstone Ridge (Isle Royale)". Retrieved 2013-01-17.