Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)
by John Pukite (Falcon Guides)
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My dad and I hiked the trails here this past winter. We went to the falls there and got a great view of the Baptism River from a viewing platform perched high above the river. A nice park, this does lack grand views of the lake and the hike can be a bit monotonous. I did however like the large hills rising above us which I suppose would not be visible in the summer when the trees have leaves. I liked the park, but I don't think I would go all nine miles, probably just to the falls.
I really liked this trail. Although the views of the lake are not easy to come by, the sense of being in the BIG woods is unmatched. There are many hiking trails in the area, so you can turn this into a week, or weekend experience.
Trail was well maintained but lacks enough views to make it a great hike. Due to the fact that it does not follow a ridge-line, you have to continually climb up a hill for a mediocre view and then back down to the next hill. It''s a lot of work for a little reward. The Baptism River near Tettegouche State Park is beautiful but the only real treat on this hike.
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