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grouse
Grouse on a pine bough
George Washington Memorial Pines
LOCATION
From Hwy 61 in Grand Marais, go north on the Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12) about 8 miles to the parking area on the west side of the road

TRAILHEAD
at the parking area

LENGTH
2.25 miles round-trip

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
easy

HIGHLIGHTS
gorgeous stands of tall pine, shores of the Elbow River and large, lovely, fragrant cedar trees

MAPS
from the US Forest Service - ranger stations in Tofte and Grand Marais

blueberries Northern Light Lake & Blueberry Hill Trails 
LOCATION
From Hwy 61 in Grand Marais, go north on the Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12) about 13 miles to the parking area on the east side of the road

TRAILHEAD
at the parking area, go right to Blueberry Hill and left to the Brule River

LENGTH
0.5 miles each or 1 mile combined

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
easy to Brule; moderate (climb) to Blueberry Hill

HIGHLIGHTS
succulent wild blueberries (in season)
admire Northern Light Lake from atop Blueberry Hill
a quick walk down to where the Brule River flows into Northern Light Lake

MAPS
from the US Forest Service Ranger Stations in Grand Marais

honeymoon bluff
View from Honeymoon Bluff
Honeymoon Bluff
LOCATION
From Hwy 61 in Grand Marais, go north on the Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12) about 22 miles, then east on Clearwater Road past Flour Lake Campground

TRAILHEAD
marked with a sign

LENGTH
0.5 mile total

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
moderate (steep grade)

HIGHLIGHTS
west-facing bluff is especially pretty at sunset, so bring a flashlight for the descent
very nice in the fall

MAPS
from the US Forest Service Ranger Stations in Grand Marais


stairway falls
Stairway Falls
Caribou Rock & Split Pine Trails
LOCATION
From Hwy 61 in Grand Marais, go north on the Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12) about 28 miles, then east on Co. Rd. 65 for 2 miles to parking area

TRAILHEAD
marked with a sign

LENGTH
0.5 to 7 miles total

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
moderate to difficult

HIGHLIGHTS
half-mile round-trip trek to Caribou Rock is a steep hike to an overlook of Bearskin Lake
Split Pine Trail is a demanding 3.5 mile trail that intersects with the Border Route Trail near Rose Lake and the Stairway Portage; plan on 5 hours plus lunch near the waterfalls at Stairway Portage

MAPS
from the US Forest Service Ranger Stations in Grand Marais



Click on a location below for Hiking Trails in that area
Two Harbors Schroeder/
Temperance Area
Gunflint Trail
Gooseberry Falls State Park Tofte Area Kadunce/Magney Area
Split Rock Lighthouse Area Lutsen/Cascade Area Grand Portage Area
Silver Bay/Tettegouche Area Grand Marais/
Pincushion Area
Lodge-to-Lodge Hiking
Manitou State Park Area Eagle Mountain/BWCA Superior Hiking Trail


gunflint trail mn map Hiking Checklist
*Obtain a map & familiarize yourself with the trail
*Allow an hour for each two to three miles of trail
*Let someone know your route and expected return time
*Carry water, high-energy snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent,
a flashlight and rain gear
*Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots
*Always pack out what you bring in - dispose of trash responsibly
*Trails cross private, county, state and federal lands - please respect this
*Consider bringing binoculars and a camera
*Use common sense


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