view across valley to lake superior from lookout mountain lutsen mn

Lookout Mountain

mile 99.8
Length: 2.4 miles Difficulty: easy to moderate

 

This popular figure-eight trail brings you alongside the Cascade River with views of the falls before heading into a pine and birch woods. A short spur trail across the intimate Cascade Creek connects to the second loop where you veer north and make the final climb to the summit and wide open views of forested hillsides and valleys set off by the massiveness of Lake Superior.  To extend your hike, make sure you have the State Park map which shows all the intersections and options. I like this hike any time spring through fall.

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sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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