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1,821 mi 2,930 km of trail 10 Recommended Routes

Gems 9 Gems Easy Trails 321 Trails Intermediate Trails 119 Trails Hard Trails 14 Trails
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Gems in Northeast Minnesota - 9

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gem Favorite The mysterious Devil's Kettle drops through forest and bedrock to the water below.

Devil's Kettle

(11) Grand M…, MN
gem Favorite Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls

(15) Two Har…, MN
gem Favorite Left = USA // Right = Canada

High Falls of the Pigeon River

(7) Neebing, ON
gem Favorite Raging water rushes through a volcanic canyon.

The Cascades

(6) Silver Bay, MN
gem Favorite Checking out years and years of erosion.

Temperance River Gorge

(11) Silver Bay, MN
gem Favorite Pictures never do this waterfall justice. As you descend the stairs into the gorge where Caribou Falls resides, you'll stand in awe of the wonder that towers before you.

Caribou Falls

(3) Silver Bay, MN
gem Favorite Old bridge crossing

High Falls

(5) Silver Bay, MN
gem Favorite Water cascades over Two Step Falls on the Baptism River.

Two Step Falls

(5) Silver Bay, MN
gem Favorite Wolf Creek Falls slowly cuts through the bedrock in Banning State Park.

Wolf Creek Falls

(6) Sandstone, MN

Recommended Routes in Northeast Minnesota - 11

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Favorite The top of High Falls - be careful!!
Intermediate

High Falls and Two Step Falls

3.6 mi 5.8 km 528' Up 160.81 m Up 528' Down 160.81 m Down

Silver Bay, MN
Favorite Whale Lake from Eagle Mountain Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Eagle Mountain

6.7 mi 10.7 km 690' Up 210.25 m Up 690' Down 210.2 m Down

Grand M…, MN
Favorite Wolf Creek Falls slowly cuts through the bedrock in Banning State Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

The Best of Banning State Park

4.8 mi 7.7 km 222' Up 67.57 m Up 220' Down 67.09 m Down

Sandstone, MN
Favorite Enger Tower.
Intermediate

Enger Park

3.0 mi 4.8 km 343' Up 104.42 m Up 344' Down 104.92 m Down

Duluth, MN
Favorite Left = USA // Right = Canada
Easy/Intermediate

Falls Trail

1.2 mi 1.9 km 47' Up 14.38 m Up 47' Down 14.37 m Down

Grand M…, MN
Favorite Pictures never do this waterfall justice. As you descend the stairs into the gorge where Caribou Falls resides, you'll stand in awe of the wonder that towers before you.
Intermediate

Caribou River Out and Back

1.7 mi 2.8 km 312' Up 95.06 m Up 312' Down 95.19 m Down

Silver Bay, MN
Favorite Just a view along the trail.
Intermediate

National Parks Marathon Project - Voyageurs National Park

25.4 mi 40.9 km 1,345' Up 409.97 m Up 1,336' Down 407.24 m Down

Kabetogama, MN
Favorite Split Rock River, Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Intermediate/Difficult

Split Rock River Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km 805' Up 245.29 m Up 805' Down 245.39 m Down

Silver Bay, MN
Favorite Carlton Peak has a spectacular view of Superior National Forest and Lake Superior.
Intermediate

Carlton Peak

3.4 mi 5.5 km 519' Up 158.04 m Up 519' Down 158.06 m Down

Grand M…, MN
Favorite View of part of the trail
Intermediate

Crab Lake Trail to Bridal Falls

6.7 mi 10.8 km 205' Up 62.41 m Up 205' Down 62.54 m Down

Grand M…, MN
Favorite Cascade Falls.
Intermediate

North Country Trail (NCT): Minnesota

868.1 mi 1,397.1 km 71,045' Up 21654.5 m Up 69,866' Down 21295.1 m Down

unknown, unknown

Trails in Northeast Minnesota - 444

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299.8 mi 482.5 km #1Superior Hiking Trail (SHT)
Intermediate/Difficult
Carlton, MN
Intermediate/Difficult
Carlton, MN 33 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Shovel Point Trail
Intermediate
Silver Bay, MN
Intermediate
Silver Bay, MN 12 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Corundum Mine Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Silver Bay, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Silver Bay, MN
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Enger Trail - Duluth Traverse
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
3.7 mi 6.0 km #5Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse
Intermediate
Arnold, MN
Intermediate
Arnold, MN
2.3 mi 3.7 km #6Amity East Trail
Intermediate
Arnold, MN
Intermediate
Arnold, MN
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Fifth Falls Trail
Difficult
Two Harbors, MN
Difficult
Two Harbors, MN
1.9 mi 3.1 km #8Wolf Creek Trail
Intermediate
Sandstone, MN
Intermediate
Sandstone, MN
3.8 mi 6.2 km #9Upper Cathedral Trail
Easy
Esko, MN
Easy
Esko, MN
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Hawk Ridge Trail - Duluth Traverse
Intermediate/Difficult
Duluth, MN
Intermediate/Difficult
Duluth, MN
0.7 mi 1.2 km #11Caribou River Spur
Intermediate
Silver Bay, MN
Intermediate
Silver Bay, MN
0.9 mi 1.5 km #12Chase Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cohasset, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Cohasset, MN
10.9 mi 17.5 km #13Cruiser Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Kabetogama, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Kabetogama, MN
0.3 mi 0.5 km #14Artist's Point - Woodland Path
Intermediate
Grand Marais, MN
Intermediate
Grand Marais, MN
4.0 mi 6.4 km #15Caribou Rock Trail
Difficult
Grand Marais, MN
Difficult
Grand Marais, MN
0.9 mi 1.4 km #16Benson Lake Trail
Easy
Silver Bay, MN
Easy
Silver Bay, MN
25.9 mi 41.8 km #17Sioux Hustler Trail
Intermediate
Ely, MN
Intermediate
Ely, MN
1.6 mi 2.6 km #18Amity West Trail
Intermediate
Arnold, MN
Intermediate
Arnold, MN
0.3 mi 0.4 km #19Pincushion Mountain Spur
Difficult
Grand Marais, MN
Difficult
Grand Marais, MN
14.8 mi 23.8 km #20Snowbank Trail
Intermediate
Ely, MN
Intermediate
Ely, MN

Photos of Northeast Minnesota - 188

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Cascade Falls.
May 27, 2015 near Grand M…, MN
Calm before the night
Sep 27, 2017 near Kabetogama, MN
This beautiful view of the lake looking northeast was nothing short of spectacular.
Sep 23, 2019 near Kabetogama, MN
Bridal Falls, accessible via a spur off the Border Route Trail.
Jun 19, 2018 near Grand M…, MN
Cliffs south of Gunflint Lake, taken from the Border Route Trail.
Jun 19, 2018 near Grand M…, MN
Canoes in Mountain Lake, from an overlook on the Border Route Trail.
Jun 19, 2018 near Grand M…, MN
Oberg Trail, looking west
Jun 14, 2018 near Grand M…, MN
Gooseberry Falls
Oct 16, 2017 near Two Har…, MN