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Carlton Peak

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Summit Carlton Peak for a spectacular view of Lake Superior and Superior National Forest.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Out and Back

1,516' 462 m

High

1,102' 336 m

Low

519' 158 m

Up

519' 158 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Overview

On this hike, you'll summit Carlton Peak, which stands 924 feet above Lake Superior and provides a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding National Forest.

Description

Starting at the Britton Peak Trailhead parking area, head south on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). You'll soon cross the road and there will be a sign for Carlton Peak on the other side. Continue on the SHT heading up the peak until you reach a log book. Turn around and you'll see a sign reading "Summit" that will lead you to the Carlton Peak Summit Spur Trail.

Following this trail will bring you to the top, where you'll see one of the most spectacular views of Lake Superior and the surrounding national forest in the area.

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Shared By:

Kevin Killingbeck

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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Carlton Peak has a spectacular view of Superior National Forest and Lake Superior.
Sep 8, 2017 near Grand M…, MN

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Aug 11, 2020
Julie Beston
Journey, Tamara, and Julie
Aug 9, 2020
M B
Jul 25, 2020
Michael Messenger
Jul 19, 2020
Rich Thomsen
Jul 14, 2019
Laura Golubeva
3.4mi — 1h 45m
May 26, 2019
David English
7mi — 3h 00m
Oct 20, 2018
Maria Linn
Cold but pretty!
Oct 6, 2018
Bryon McD
GORGEOUS hike in the fall colors! 4mi