Superior Hiking Trail Oberg Mountain Loop

Tofte, Minnesota

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An easy, short loop walk with numerous spectacular views from Oberg Mountain. Add the maple forest and the rock the mountain is made from (Star Wars Porphyry) and this becomes a must do fall walk. Oberg Mountain, at 1555 feet elevation, is much like Leveaux Mountain: they are both composed of the same kind of rock and both form cuestas. This gives these two mountains, along with Moose Mountain, a profile that looks like teeth on a wood saw. For this reason they are referred to as the Sawtooth Mountains. The rock these cuestas are composed of is called the Star Wars Porphyry because the large plagioclase feldspar crystals in it have shapes suggestive of the space ships seen in the Star Wars movies. The percentage of large feldspar crystals making up this igneous intrusive rock increases dramatically between the lower and upper parts of Oberg Mountain.
A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail

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A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail

by Ron Morton and Judy Gibbs (RockFlower Press)

An easy, short loop walk with numerous spectacular views from Oberg Mountain. Add the maple forest and the rock the mountain is made from (Star Wars Porphyry) and this becomes a must do fall walk. Oberg Mountain, at 1555 feet elevation, is much like Leveaux Mountain: they are both composed of the same kind of rock and both form cuestas.

This gives these two mountains, along with Moose Mountain, a profile that looks like teeth on a wood saw. For this reason they are referred to as the Sawtooth Mountains. The rock these cuestas are composed of is called the Star Wars Porphyry because the large plagioclase feldspar crystals in it have shapes suggestive of the space ships seen in the Star Wars movies. The percentage of large feldspar crystals making up this igneous intrusive rock increases dramatically between the lower and upper parts of Oberg Mountain.

©  Ron Morton and Judy Gibbs/RockFlower Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tofte
Distance: 2.3
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,220 feet
Top Elevation: 1,450 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Superior Hiking Trail: Oberg Mountain Loop

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