bean bear lakes overlook

Bean & Bear Lakes

mile 54.5
Highlights: gorgeous maple forests during fall colors; lots of climbing also known as the Twin Lakes Trail Length: 6.8 miles Difficulty: more difficult Driving directions can be funky; from Highway 61, drive 2.2 miles north on Outer Drive [turns into Penn Blvd halfway]; parking is on right


Big hills, big views and many options to hike including as a loop, a there-and-back or a point-to-point trail. No matter what, you will climb up to the ridge line and then follow it on the southwest sides of the lakes. Get this outstanding view down Bear Lake to bean, just before the trail splits for a small or large loop. If you do choose to continue on the Superior Hiking Trail, you will have wonderful views of Round Mountain, Mount Trudee and Raven Rock plus cross the footbridge over the High Falls of the Baptism River, making this one of the most picturesque sections of the Superior Hiking Trail.

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sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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