Cascade River Loop
Feb11

Cascade River Loop

Round Trip: 14 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Marais, MN Click Here for Google Map The Cascade River in the Cascade River State Park flows through a narrow canyon featuring several waterfalls and cascades.  This is a great spot to visit any time of year and it is one of those places that seems to change so much with each season. Doing this entire hike is strenuous due to the number of hills and steep sections –at one...

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Jackson Lake Road to Arrowhead Trail
Oct01

Jackson Lake Road to Arrowhead Trail

Distance: 5.1 miles (8.2 km) one way Difficulty: Moderate Location: Hovland, MN Click Here for Map From my perspective coming from the Canadian Border and heading South, this is the second section of the Superior Hiking Trail. The best thing about this section is that half of it follows an open rocky ridge, with nearly continual views of the lake. Drive on Hwy 61 to milepost 128.9 in Hovland, MN and turn north (away from Lake...

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Britton Peak
Aug26

Britton Peak

Round-trip: 800 m Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Tofte, Mn Click here for Google Map It only takes about ten minutes to hike up to the top of the steep hill, but it’s well worth the effort. From the top, you’ll enjoy a views of Lake Superior and Carleton Peak, as well as an aerial view of a canopy of  treetops. Britton Peak is easily accessible from County Road 61 in northern Minnesota, and requires less than 20 minutes of moderately...

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Lookout Mountain Loop
May22

Lookout Mountain Loop

Roundtrip: 7  km Difficulty:  Moderate Location:  Lutsen, MN Google Map Here Hike to Lookout Mountain along the Cascade River in Cascade River State Park.  This hike is great in the spring when the river is flowing full boar but it really is enjoyable any time of year.  The hardest part about this hike is figuring out which path to take because there are many loops and spurs along both sides of the river.  Make sure you are prepared...

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Castle Danger
Nov07

Castle Danger

Difficulty:  Moderate Round-trip: 14.6 km Location:  Two Harbors, MN Google Map can be found here. To my disappointment there were no castles or danger anywhere along this trail.  But there were some beautiful lookouts and waterfalls that sort of made up for it 😉 Castle Danger to Gooseberry Falls is a section of the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota.  This is a linear hike and you will need to arrange transportation back to your car....

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