Superior Hiking Trail Jackson Lake and Andy Creek

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Not a bad final walk. Andy Creek and the Andy Creek campsite, mature maple forest, highest point on the hiking trail (though sadly no view), wildflowers, bumble bee corner and Jackson Creek were some of the highpoints. The last bit of the walk is through grassy cutover and is easy going (if you are not freezing, soaking wet, and numb!) On the way back to the Jackson Lake Road parking lot look for a large glacial erratic with a marker on it (right hand side of the road). This was placed here in remembrance of those killed in an airplane crash that occurred just west of here in 1971. The plane vanished and was not discovered until 1983 during scouting trips to plan the route of the Superior Hiking Trail. Second time around is better, at least when it comes to this particular hike. The first time we walked this section was on October 1st, 2004, and by the time we arrived at the small parking lot the sky had clouded over. In fact it was totally grey and the low clouds looked liked they had eaten a ten course dinner and were desperately seeking gastric relief.
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)

Not a bad final walk. Andy Creek and the Andy Creek campsite, mature maple forest, highest point on the hiking trail (though sadly no view), wildflowers, bumble bee corner and Jackson Creek were some of the highpoints. The last bit of the walk is through grassy cutover and is easy going (if you are not freezing, soaking wet, and numb!) On the way back to the Jackson Lake Road parking lot look for a large glacial erratic with a marker on it (right hand side of the road).

This was placed here in remembrance of those killed in an airplane crash that occurred just west of here in 1971. The plane vanished and was not discovered until 1983 during scouting trips to plan the route of the Superior Hiking Trail. Second time around is better, at least when it comes to this particular hike. The first time we walked this section was on October 1st, 2004, and by the time we arrived at the small parking lot the sky had clouded over. In fact it was totally grey and the low clouds looked liked they had eaten a ten course dinner and were desperately seeking gastric relief.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grand Marais
Distance: 8.2
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,410 feet
Top Elevation: 1,820 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Superior Hiking Trail: Jackson Lake and Andy Creek

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