Minnesota

Northern Light Lake Overlook

Northern Light Lake Overlook

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Marais, MN Click Here for Google Map. Take this short steep hike --gaining 380 feet over 1km-- to the top of Blueberry Hill for views of Northern Light Lake and upper Brule River. From Grand Marais drive 20 km...

Mount Rose

Mount Rose

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map. It had been some time since I last hiked this trail.  They have since installed beautiful stone steps with railings along the trail.  The steps take you up a 300ft elevation...

Mount Josephine

Mount Josephine

Roundtrip:  5km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Portage, MN Click here for Google Map. This is a fairly strenuous hike to the top of Mount Josephine where you will have views of Lake Superior, Wauswaugoning Bay, Pigeon Point, Isle Royale, and the Susie Islands....

Mt Maud Fire Tower

Mt Maud Fire Tower

Roundtrip: 250 m Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map. As you can tell I have been fascinated by fire towers lately.  This one is easy to get to and the views are great --whether or not you climb the tower.  Be extra careful if...

Mt Sophie Fire Tower

Mt Sophie Fire Tower

Roundtrip: 3km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map. After this one, I'll try to get off my fire tower kick for a while and I will post about something other than a fire tower next week!  You can easily visit the Mt Sophie tower...

The Witch Tree

The Witch Tree

Round-Trip: 1 km Difficulty:  Easy Location:  Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map The Witch Tree also known as the Little Spirit Cedar Tree, is a gnarled old tree growing out of the rocks on the shoreline of Lake Superior near Grand Portage,...

Hovland Tower

Hovland Tower

Roundtrip: 100 m Difficulty: Easy Location:  Hovland, MN Click Here for Google Map. If you've been a reader of this site for a while you will know that I love fire towers.    I would have liked to have seen what it was like when they were in active use. This tower was...

Partridge Falls

Partridge Falls

Round-trip: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map This is an easy hike to a 50 foot waterfall.  There is lots of history here.  I have been told that the campsite at the top of the falls and the portage have been...

Lake Superior Shoreline Loop

Lake Superior Shoreline Loop

Round-Trip: 6km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Marais, MN Click Here for Google Map The Lake Superior Shoreline Loop is one of the rare opportunities available --next to the Lakewalk portion of the SHT --to hike for such a long distance along the north shore of...

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