blueberry hill overlook to northern light lake

Northern Light Lake Overlook Hike

gunflint mile 13.2
Length: 1.1 mile Difficulty: moderate due to steepness

 

Enjoy tasty berries in season (July and August) and admire Northern Light Lake from atop Blueberry Hill. If you’re heading up the Gunflint Trail for the day, this makes a great leg-stretcher stop. This is a short steep hike that includes bedrock, which can be slippery when wet.  The there-and-back trail includes two northern overlooks of Northern Light Lake [three in spring and fall when the trees don't have leaves]. The trail is semi-maintained with one narrow, wooded section where you may wonder if you've gone astray; keep climbing, you haven't. At the uppermost overlook a 0.1 mile spur leads west over a rock outcrop before petering out. Admire the handful of magnificent old growth white pines along this trail.

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