Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

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Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by torpified » Wed May 25, 2016 6:53 am

North of Duluth, Hwy 61 looks to be teeming with parks. Any recommendations about where to stop for a quick (< 2 hr) walk on the drive up to Grand Portage?


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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by JerryB » Wed May 25, 2016 10:15 am

Gooseberry Falls may fit the bill. Search for it on the internet and you will find maps and more


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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by jerry » Wed May 25, 2016 6:00 pm

Stop at the Tofte Ranger station nearTemperance SP. They have literature about Britton Peak, Oberg Mt and other scenic hikes.


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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by honouredamongfoxes » Wed May 25, 2016 8:01 pm

Climb EAGLE MTN, Minnesota's highest point! Perfect side hike, and a landmark.
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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by Ingo » Wed May 25, 2016 8:03 pm

Second Gooseberry Falls and Temperance River, although they are popular and busy in the summer. Also High Falls at Grand Portage St Pk--right before the border crossing--highest (and most impressive) falls in the state. Split Rock lighthouse is another nice spot but I'm not sure about trails there--although I've seen some gorgeous photos of the lighthouse from down the beach, so there's got to be some.

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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by fonixmunkee » Thu May 26, 2016 9:47 am

Google "Superior Hiking Trail" and pick any one of 1,000 adventures.
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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by torpified » Sat May 28, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks for the suggestions! I may have to revisit Hwy 61 in order to act on them all . . . .

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Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Post by fonixmunkee » Sun May 29, 2016 3:55 am

torpified wrote: I may have to revisit Hwy 61 in order to act on them all . . . .
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