Beautiful sunsets, big views, wooden stairs and a rocky overlook make this a great hike. At 1.5 miles round trip, it is the longest of the short hikes and very worth it. Take the spur trail in and then start to climb those stairs. Your reward, amazing views of Hungry Jack and Bearskin Lakes, and out into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. If you go for the sunsets, bring a headlamp, flashlight, phone light for the return trip.
From mile marker 109.2 on Hwy 61, turn north on 5th Ave W. for 0.7 miles; turn left on the Gunflint Trail for 26.3 miles; east / right on the Clearwater Rd for 2.2 to parking area. The Trailhead is about .25 miles past Flour Lake Campground Rd